Taste of Maplewood 2016

May 23rd, 2016

Our first Taste of Maplewood; we learned a lot!!! Before this we had only done pretty small events – usually no more than a few hundred people. With this we were looking at crowds in the THOUSANDS!! We had no idea what we were in for. So we talked to a few Maplewood business owners who had participated in the past to get a better idea of what to expect. That was incredibly helpful! We also recruited some excellent family and friends to help out as having 2 people work a booth for 12 hours wasn’t really feasible. We could not have done it without their help!

We had a great location right in front of Saratoga Lanes on Sutton (just a few blocks north of where MAUHAUS will be opening!!). The weather was beautiful though a bit on the hot side. We wanted to offer some unique beverages so we …

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Pop Up Cafe – End of our Kickstarter!

April 28th, 2016

We’re nearing the end of our Kickstarter campaign and it has been an incredible ride. We did not expect this kind of outcome but we are so excited for what this means for MAUHAUS! We asked for $15,000 and we’ve made over $30,000. This amazingly generous gift by everyone means we can do so much more with the cafe.

To celebrate and say thanks to our fans we had a pop up cafe at Tenth Life. We got some awesome custom cat shaped donuts from Strange Donuts and had some delicious gluten free biscotti and some vegan chocolate babka! Something for everyone! We also had some of our MAUHAUS no6 special catnip tea from Traveling Tea and some delicious coffee from LaCosecha.
Everyone was so excited to see that there were kittens! They were so teeny tiny and had to be held very very carefully. There were also some very lovely …

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Kickstarter Kickoff Party!

March 30th, 2016

HOLY MOLY! Our Kickstarter has been incredible and it’s only 2 days in! We had an incredible kickoff party at Orbit in Maplewood. There were custom cat pancakes, cat themed cocktails, and all kinds of party props! So many people came out to support us. We can’t even believe how incredible this has already been! We are so pumped to bring this cat cafe to Saint Louis! We’ve got nearly a month left of our campaign and we already hit our goal! We have so many stretch goals that we would love to reach to be able to make this cat cafe the best in the country! I know we’ve got the audience to make it happen!
Our fans are incredible and we can’t thank them enough. Everyone has been so supportive and we are so lucky to be in such an amazing community.

Hissin Hustle 2015

October 28th, 2015

We were happy to provide beverages to folks who were running for a great cause! We decided to make our special Moroccan blend of coffee for this fall occasion. It’s a great blend of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and a few others. It was a big hit and we actually ran out!

We met a lot of great folks and got to hang out with some Tenth Life volunteers. There were some beautiful adoptable cats there as well and as always our hearts were melted. Tenth Life put on a great event!

Zwanze Day, Maplewood 2015

September 25th, 2015

When the City of Maplewood reached out to us about participating in Zwanze day, we were immediately excited for the opportunity. Maplewood does a great job of creating new and different festivals, and Zwanze was a great reason to do so.

For the uninitiated, Zwanze day is a Belgian beer festival in which Brasserie Cantillon releases a special beer to only 56 locations around the world, and only for one day. This year, Side Project Cellar was one of the locations selected. And, in Maplewood fashion, why shouldn’t the rest of the city celebrate as well?

Zwanze day was exciting for us, as it was our first chance to participate in a Maplewood event with other local vendors, and it was also our first event selling merchandise (up to this point we only ever gave away samples).

Photo by @strangedonuts

We handprinted a box full of MAUHAUS t-shirts, and we brewed and bottled our …

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Lil Bub: An Evening To Remember

September 8th, 2015

An evening with Lil Bub was a much anticipated event for us. We’ve been in love with Bub for quite some time, so having an opportunity to see her in person was almost more than we could handle. We arrived at the venue a bit early so we could set up our treats, not thinking about the fact that we would likely see Bub during this time as well. I was setting apple walnut blondies on the table when Mike (Bub’s dude) casually walked past me holding Bub in his arms. Having seen her face online almost every day, I didn’t really think much of it.  A few seconds later it hit me. THAT WAS BUB! IN REAL LIFE! She’s so much smaller in person that I imagined. It was so cool to see how laid back she was, totally comfortable being held for long periods of time.

When the …

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Pop Up Post Mortem

August 7th, 2015

Our first Pop Up Cat Cafe with Tenth Life was a huge success! We debuted our custom tea, MAUHAUS no6, from Traveling Tea. We also collaborated with Goshen Coffee to make a delicious iced coffee blend using their Guatemalan beans.  We served 2 varieties of cookies for the evening. Our gluten free option was a delicious cardamom and nutmeg shortbread cookie that was a huge hit! We also had a coconut infused chocolate oatmeal cookie that went over really well.

We had a steady stream of folks coming through the entire evening and there were plenty of kittens to keep everyone occupied. Meeting so many people was really great and hearing the support of the community for MAUHAUS was really heart warming. After the pop up we heard that there was a successful adoption that took place due to the event that night! Everyone had a great time and we can’t …

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