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Austin's First Cat Cafe is Totally Happening

It’s a cat lover’s dream come true.

Blue Cat Cafe's Rebecca Gray
Blue Cat Cafe's Rebecca Gray
Blue Cat Cafe/Facebook
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

It’s official: the Blue Cat Cafe will become Austin’s first cat cafe after meeting its Kickstarter goal of $60,000 yesterday. Rebecca Gray, the cat lady behind the cafe, told Eater she will speak to her realtor on Tuesday to scout potential locations. The campaign will continue to run until its original end date on Saturday, April 18 for extra funds "to build out a more badass cattery with intricate shelves and tunnels to play with," according to the Facebook post.

Since the Kickstarter launched in February, Gray has been hustling to raise funds. She pedicabbed during SXSW, hosted many kitten parties, and even organized a concert.

The Blue Cat Cafe will feature adoptable cats from local rescue organizations, coffee, and plenty of feline events for patrons. The food trucks on the patio will be all vegan, because, as Gray told Eater previously, "our core is animal love."