May 22, 2024


Who doesn’t love an excellent cat café? Especially one which opens in a metropolis close to you. Cool Beans Café opened up not too long ago just a few cities away from me in Gastonia, North Carolina.

The opening made all of our native media right here in Charlotte. I instantly reached out to the homeowners, Julianna Coon (pictured on left) and Sue Ann Robb (proper), to get the inside track.

“Julianna (who’s my daughter) and I have been sitting in entrance of a small espresso store one night,” explains Sue Ann. “She is 22 and had been by way of school however wasn’t certain what she’d love to do. She mentioned, ‘When I’m older, I’d prefer to personal a small espresso place and promote used books.’”

When a former landlord requested Sue Ann if she had any curiosity in a small spot he had bought, “I assumed that it could be excellent for what she wished to do, however we wanted a distinct segment. My fiancé and I’ve 4 cats and are ‘cat individuals,’ and the thought got here to me one evening. So, it form of took off from that!”

Juli has earlier barista expertise, which is one thing she enjoys. Sue Ann additionally loves espresso, however her massive love is for cats. She and her fiancé, Ben, stay with cats Burt, Newton, Cat Von D and Flakey. “They’re all older cats set of their methods, a minimum of till Flakey got here alongside. She’s a terror. Julianna has Booger and Mr. Butters, who’re teenage cats. She additionally has Mama, the outdated wandering cat that doesn’t take care of individuals.”

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The Cool Beans Café affords coffees, frappes and baked items (cookies, bars, brownies) from native bakery Let’s Get Baked. And the cats? “Our rescue cats come from NC Paws Rescue,” says Sue Ann, “a small cat rescue from Hickory, North Carolina.”

Serve up some extra Cool Beans Café @coolbeansgastonia on each Facebook and Instagram.