About Us

Our Mission

Save the lives of cats while giving the community a fun place to meet and adopt them.

At the Black Forest Cat Café, we want to reduce the number of cats in shelters by helping them find their forever homes. We do this by giving cats a safe, cage-free place to stay, and by allowing people to visit and adopt them in a fun environment.

Why Cat Cafés are Important

Helping People

  • Spending time with cats can relieve stress, loneliness and grief.
  • A fun and unique place to study,  socialize or just relax.
  • The chance to be around cats without the commitment of ownership.

Helping Cats

  • A cage-free environment to explore and rest until they are adopted. 
  • Allows cats’ unique personalities to shine through.
  • The Café and Social Media gives cats lots of exposure to find the perfect person for them.

Helping The Community

  • Takes stress off of overpopulated  local shelters.
  • Accessibility for all ages and abilities.
  • Provides a meeting place for support groups and other local communities.

The Cat Crew

Black Forest Cat Café is a local business started by a Mother & Daughter in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After visiting Cat Cafes around the world and watching the number of stray cats in our city grow, we were inspired to open Fort Wayne’s first Cat Café!

Julie

I'm the founder of BFCC. I stepped away from a 25 year nursing career in our community to start a dream come true of working every day with my family, cats and coffee!

Emily

I'm the co-founder of BFCC and helped with the artwork/design!! When I'm not at the Café I like going outdoors, taking care of my plants, cuddling my cats and playing video games.

Joey

I'm currently a student at Salon Professional Academy for cosmetology. I love people, cats, and coffee!

Ben

I'm a Junior at Carroll High School and in my free time I enjoy going to the Gym and playing Rust with my friends. I also look forward to pursing a career as an Electrician through the Anthis program.

Kao

I am a student at PFW studying computer science and I recently became obsessed with cats! My obsession began when I met my girlfriend, and we adopted a cat. Then adopted another one. Then another one. Yes, I love cats.

Logan

I enjoy DJing and fulfilling my coffee addiction, but most importantly I enjoy petting cats 😀

Harley

I love animals of all kinds, and I enjoy spending time with our furry friends especially! While I'm not at the café I stream games on Twitch under the username "ItzEpice".

Nik

I like cats!!!!

Vu

Hi, I'm Vu and I like to spend time with my dogs Bella and Nixon, but I also love to spend time with cats (even though I'm allergic!). I play games in my free time and also like going to the gym.

Hannah

I absolutely love being a barista, and kitty cats are my favorite. So what is better than a job working at a cat café? When I am not at the café, I am teaching dance to my amazing students.

Courtney

Hi everyone! I'm a student at Purdue FW seeking a Bachelor's in accounting, and I've been in Fort Wayne for about 3 years. I love cats, anime, gaming, and collecting rocks and coins!

Haley

This is me and my baby comet. I'm a huge nerd and I love music. I go to concerts religiously!