San Francisco Cat Cafe Raises $50,000 Because HI PRETTY KITTYKelly Faircloth3/28/14 1:15pmFiled to: squeekitteacat cafessan francisco473EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkLondon has one. So does Paris. Tokyo has scads of them. And now America's first cat cafe is one step closer to a reality, the project having raised 50 grand via crowdfunding. Because we want cats, and we want them yesterday. The San Francisco-based dreamers behind KitTea first announced their plans back in January. Their next step was to launch a Crowdtilt campaign to raise $50,000, dangling incentives such as reservations for the cafe's first two weeks. And sure enough, they just hit their goal and plan to spend the money on finding and preparing a space. They hope to open sometime this summer—provided they don't run into any trouble with local authorities, of course.