About Us

Over casual dinner conversation one evening, Annette Gries mentioned to Nancy Drake her idea for a cat café, something she had read about and was studying carefully. Fellow animal lover Nancy wanted in. “Steady as she goes” Annette and“full speed ahead” Nancy are as different as two people can be, but like salt and pepper, vinegar and oil and peanut butter and jelly, they formed a complementary blend. By recognizing and respecting the strength of their unique purrr-spectives, they brought to Evansville an exciting and fun combination of coffee shop delicacies and adoptable kitties that is River Kitty Cat Café.