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Meet The Lady Behind San Francisco's First Cat Café

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    Whether you love them or loathe them, we can all agree that cats run the Internet. So, when we heard that San Francisco was getting its very own kitty café — a first in North America — we lost our damn minds.

    Hot on the heels of Oakland's own Cat Cafe, KitTea is the brainchild of tech-world vets Courtney Hatt and David Braginsky, and has generated an insane amount of buzz when it was first announced as a crowdfunding project earlier this year. Now, every cat lover's dream is set to become reality with the launch of a zen, tea-serving venue in the heart of Hayes Valley. To be clear, this won't be a space where you can enjoy a cup of Earl Grey and a scone with your beloved pet. Rather, it's a place where kittens from local rescue shelters can hang out, curl up, and possibly get adopted — and a place where customers can bond over how adorable their new fur-friends are.

    Excited to hear more about our new home-away-from-home, we ventured to Hatt's Nopa digs armed with tons of questions about her exciting new endeavor. We also got to tour her colorful home and meet a few of her cozy companions. Get excited — an incredible amount of cute overload is coming your way.

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