Katy McHugh - Founder & Owner of SIP & PURR
Katy McHugh - Founder & Owner of SIP & PURR

Our Story

I owe the idea of SIP & PURR to an unexpected encounter with a cat named Gigi. A big yellow tabby who sauntered over, and made herself at home on my lap, when I was at a cafe in Amsterdam. I continued on with my conversation and wine while Gigi lay there happily purring away. It was so peaceful that I didn’t want to leave. That got me thinking. How could I take this experience back home with me? I wanted everyone to have a place where they can relax and enjoy the companionship of cats. So that's what I set out to do. Fast forward one year and SIP & PURR will be the first ever cat cafe in Milwaukee!

Coffee, wine, delicious nibbles, and CATS...how can it get better than that? Well, that adorable little furball is adoptable! Yes, with an approved adoption, that sweet kitty you fell in love with can be yours to take home! SIP & PURR is proud to partner with Lakeland Animal Shelter to help homeless cats find their forever homes.

Prefer to look at the cats from a distance? We have you covered. You can choose to enjoy your beverage and foodstuffs in the cafe, where no cat has ever stepped paw. The cafe and cat lounge are separate and health department approved. Cafe? Cat Lounge? Both? Your choice!