fund sphynx's future!

CANDID. REAL. LISTEN TO OUR DREAM TO CREATE A #CAFEEFORTHECULTURE.

COMMUNITY. CATS. CONSCIOUSNESS.

SPHYNX TEAHOUSE & CAT LOUNGE

TEXAS'  FIRST MINORITY-OWNED CAT CAFE

BENEFITING HOUSTON'S THIRD WARD

GOAL: $10,000

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our vision

Welcome to the dopest cat café in Houston, Texas!

GRAB YOURSELF A SOULFOOD TORTA AND FOLLOW US TO HOUSTON'S THIRD WARD, WHERE THE POWERS OF COMMUNITY, CATS, AND CONSCIOUSNESS WILL OPEN  YOUR THIRD EYE.

Sphynx Teahouse & Cat Lounge was created by Lori Sevilla & Ashleigh Boyd, two best buds & boss babes of color who wanted to use their passion for vegan food, hip hop, and, of course, cats to help out their beloved community in Third Ward - aka "the Tre."

Third Ward is a historically Black neighborhood and one of Houston's most vibrant centers for Black creatives, innovators, movers, and shakers! However, Third Ward has its challenges, too. Our area is one of Houston's food deserts where healthy, fresh foods are hard to come by and can be difficult to afford, and a place where few local businesses exist. More importantly, Third Ward fights an ongoing battle against the gentrification that threatens to erase its powerful history. 

So we're building our business to build up our people. Our awareness of what our community needs from us informs everything we do. Join us on our mission to create a DIFFERENT kind of cat cafe! Help Sphynx Teahouse bring healthy food, jobs, and support for Black & LatinX-owned business to Third Ward!

So we ain't just a cafe for the cats.

WE'RE SPHYNX TEAHOUSE & WE'RE A CAT CAFE #FORTHECULTURE

We want to create a hip hop café serving chill vibes and fire food, hot tea and cool cats. And bet, all the typical café events will come around: poetry slams, live DJs, local bands.

 

But Sphynx will be more than a “café with cats.”

Hover over our three main missions to find out how we're serving our community!

fighting a food desert with fire
 families for city kitties
for the ward,
by the ward

our goals

Secure a Building !

With your help, we can secure our business property with a down payment

Goal:

$10,000

Hire Contractors !

Our stretch goal allows us to search for & hire Black/LatinX-owend contractors

stretch goal:

$15,000

Begin Construction !

With the max goal, we can renovate our 3rd Ward home into our dream cafe

max goal:

$20,000

you down?

 

HELP BRING SPHYNX TEAHOUSE TO THE TRE!

JOIN THE DREAM TEAM

DONATE TODAY TO SUPPORT OUR CAUSE

ALL SUPPORTERS RECEIVE

EXCLUSIVE SPHYNX SWAG

donor rewards

donor rewards

level one loot

 

$10 - Personalized Social Media Shout Outs​

 

$20 - Exclusive Sphynx Sticker + Free Drink

 

$30 - Badass Buttons from Sphynx X Inclusive Randomness​

 

$50 - Sphynx "Eyes of the Tre" Tee + 3 free Cat Lounge Visits 

level two loot

All Items include 3 free cat lounge visits, buttons, stickers, and 1 free drink

​$150 - "Been A1 Since Day One" Package

 Have your name included on our building's Thank You mural and receive a custom varsity-style Sphynx sweater featuring your name/nickname 

$200 - Eatin' Good

Have a food or drink named after you or with a name of your choice, and be featured on our special menu. The most popular item becomes part of our permanent menu! Includes A1 Since Day 1 Package.

$250 -  Name that Space Kitty 

Choose any (appropriate) name for one of our adoptable cats! Includes A1 Since Day 1 Package.

level tre loot

All Items include Level One and Two Loot

 

$300 -Season Cat Café Pass (January-June/July-December)

Unlimited visits to our Cat Lounge at the time of year that suits you!

$400- Pre-Opening VIP Pass (Includes Plus 1)

You and a friend can be part of the exclusive first opening of Sphynx Teahouse & Cat Lounge, only available to our VIP donors

$1000 - Catered MVP party @ historic El Dorado Ballroom

We wanna celebrate you! Experience a catered party for you and your friends at the historic El Dorado ballroom, music provided by reisdent DJ duo, Soul Control and desserts by Crumbville & Sweets by Blackbird. Tortas, Teas, Tunes, and open bar for our MVPs!