Fat Cat Cafe opens in Granby, hopes diners leave the feline well


A Grand County breakfast staple for more than two decades has opened its latest iteration in Granby, serving fresh baked goods and scratch dishes that customers will fondly remember.

Fat Cat Cafe, owned by Sally and Gary Hoffman, officially opened at 185 E Agate Ave, Granby in June where, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it maintains the happy, cat-obsessed atmosphere the restaurant is for. is known.

“Everyone has been so amazing here in Granby,” said Sally Hoffman. “We’ve had so much support and we’re very grateful for that.”

The cafe has been around in Grand County in one form or another, from weekend breakfast buffets to a full-service breakfast restaurant, since about 1995.

Previously, Fat Cat’s latest release was in Grand Lake, but when the landlord of their building sold, Hoffman said she began looking for a new space in the county. She found the Fat Cat’s new home in Granby and then worked to redo the space to fit the kitsch and welcoming environment.

The walls are lined with works by local artists and the shelves inside hold Hoffman’s handmade jewelry and other trinkets, all for sale.

The Fat Cat menu features a mix of Hoffman’s pastries, breakfast staples and authentic British plates including handmade English scones, afternoon tea and Scotch eggs. The cafe also serves lunch, including soup, salad and sandwiches, from 11am.

“I want my customers to feel a little overloaded, not uncomfortable, like a fat cat,” she said, adding that although her old cat Snicklefritz voted for the cafe’s name, he didn’t is not actually named. after him, but rather how Hoffman wants his clients to leave.

The cafe usually also offers a buffet, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hoffman is unable to do so. She hopes to bring him back as soon as she can.

In the meantime, Hoffman is working hard to provide its customers with the Fat Cat they know and love.

“Everyone is welcomed, there’s a sense of humor, the music is a little different,” Hoffman said of what makes the cafe unique. “We’re trying to accommodate dietary needs…and I don’t have wifi.”

According to his clients, Hoffman has more than succeeded in doing so. One dinner Thursday morning, Mary Rowden sang the coffee’s praises.

“I’m so glad the cafe is no longer in Grand Lake, but in Granby, so I can come more often,” Rowden said.

The Fat Cat Cafe hopes to have a ribbon cutting to celebrate its opening this summer.


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