Cheers! Mimosa, wine and cats combining forces at Gem City Catfé

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We take you inside of the Gem City Catfe. Video by Amelia Robinson

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You know what goes great with a cat on you lap? A mimosa in your hand.

The Gem City Catfe, 513 E. Fifth St. in Dayton's St. Anne's Hill neighborhood, will begin selling wine later this month.

Karin Gudal-Johnson said cocktails will be phased in later.

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Gem City Catfe's Wilpur Wright (submitted) next to a glass of mimosa made with orange juice(Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/TNS).

Gem City Catfe's Wilpur Wright (submitted) next to a glass of  mimosa made with orange juice(Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/TNS).

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Gem City Catfe's Wilpur Wright (submitted) next to a glass of mimosa made with orange juice(Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/TNS).

The cat adoption center and coffee shop hosts a variety of art shows, canvas painting sessions and other events where wine and drinks like mimosas would be appropriate.

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“When Son of a Biscuit food truck is here for brunch, having a mimosa on the patio would be a nice thing,” Johnson said. “Or if you are having a bad Monday, adding Bailey’s to your coffee will help.”

 

The business just obtained a license to serve wine and pre-mixed packaged cocktails from the Ohio Department of Liquor Control.

Its D-2 license does not permit the sale of beer or full-powered bartender-made cocktails.

>> EARLIER: Cats, caffeine, cocktails? Gem City Catfé wants to sell alcohol

Opened in January, The Gem City Catfe will host celebrity cat Lil BUB on Nov. 4  for a special presentation and meet and greet. The event will benefit its nonprofit, Gem City Kitties.

>> RELATED: Here is when celebrity cat Lil BUB is coming to Dayton

Johnson said Gem City Catfe will continue to have a lounge and coffee shop feel.

“We will be making more specialty cocktail sort of things that will fit with the environment,” she said.

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The names of the drinks will be kept simple to make it easy for patrons to order.

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