Cat Cafe Manager Tips for Beginners

Cat Cafe Manager is the kind of game where you’ll probably know just by reading its name if it’s something you’ll enjoy or not. It’s cats. It’s a cafe. You manage them. For some people, such a setup is as heavenly as the scent of morning espresso. However, the game launches a lot information immediately, and the controls don’t always make as much sense as they should. That means you could soon find yourself drowning in kitty litter and ground coffee. But with our tips guide, you can turn your humble cafĂ© into a juggernaut of paninis and pets. Here are some essential tips for Cat Cafe Manager.

Invest in chair slots first

Once you open your cafe, you’ll gain access to the Sanctuary, the physical representation of your skill tree, where you can work on projects that unlock new menu items, cat toys, and more. But the most important unlock in the Sanctuary is how many chair slots you have. More seating means being able to accommodate more customers, which can increase revenue exponentially. Think of it like investing in better XP gains early on in an RPG; the sooner you do it, the more rewards you will reap. This should be the first project you invest your time in.

Invest in staff then

Once you complete the first chair location project, but before continuing to unlock others, invest in the ability to hire staff. It’s important to do this afterward rather than making even more room for chairs, as you’ll need a helping hand to deal with the influx of customers once your place really starts to get busy. More chairs without any colleagues means you’ll be in the weeds all day. Hire the right person for the job by checking the job board in the city center.

Downtown is the hub of all things to keep your business going.

Constantly work towards new unlocks

Once these two very important projects are completed, the rest is up to you and of lesser importance. The only important thing to note here is to make sure that you are always, always, always working towards one goal or another. As long as a project is active, the hearts you earn – which accumulate based on customer satisfaction – will be used to complete it. Having an active project means these hearts will go directly towards completing projects and unlocking new decor, more cat locations, and other goods and services that will make you the cat cafe tycoon you aspire to be. be.

Adapt your advertising to your needs

One of the most confusing parts of Cat Cafe Manager is the user interface and all of its different currencies that you’re immediately greeted with. This system is actually quite nice once you get the hang of it. Here’s what you need to know: each “category” of customers pays in a different currency (in addition to the universal cores they distribute). When you advertise, you need to focus your ads on the group that will pay in the currency you need.

Advertising seems to almost guarantee the type of people who will visit your cafe, so putting flyers in front of the right faces is key to getting more exactly what you need and none of what you don’t. For a quick primer on who pays with what and what it’s for, use our list below.

Cash Customer type passed on
Hearts All Sanctuary projects
Fabrics (green) wanderers Chairs and tables
Nectar (purple) witches Recipes and ingredients
Jewelry (red) Artists Furniture
Blue fish) fishermen Cat food and toys
gold (gold) Businessmen Special items (rare furniture, rare cat toys, etc.)
Materials (brown) punks Construction materials

If you’re stuffed with materials and gold, but lacking in nectar and fabrics, tailor your advertising away from punks and businessmen and towards vagabonds and witches for a few working hours or even days. Just be sure to regularly realign your ads with your needs. Sometimes I forgot to adapt and suddenly found myself running out of supplies that I once had in abundance.

Train your staff – and your cats – to meet different needs

As you hire staff and bring in more strays, you’ll unlock skill points for everyone. For staff, these can be spent on improving their skills such as cooking, cleaning and serving. During this time, cats can improve their grooming routine, independence, and even compatibility with certain classes of customers. With that in mind, have a long-term goal for your cafe and adapt your workers and kitties to achieve that goal. Want to serve the best food in town only to the less fortunate in your town? Make sure the staff are trained in the kitchen and your cats love to snuggle up next to wanderers who come in.

Whatever your plan, be sure to check out these skill points as well. They accumulate pretty quickly, but the game doesn’t really draw attention to them. You’ll want to take a look at the star rating in the upper left corner of your screen, and when you have chat skill points or staff skill points to spend, do so as soon as possible to return your coffee even better.

Get ready for goodbyes

One of the hard lessons of Cat Cafe Manager is that your bistro is only meant to be a temporary residence for your cats. As you level them up, you are supposed to find their “Forever Homes” for them. To do this, you check the bulletin board – the same one that advertises potential employees – and look for flyers left by townspeople wishing to adopt cats.

Goodbyes are hard and you’ll probably grow fond of your cats, but there’s no shortage of them, and knowing they’ll be well taken care of is a nice consolation prize. On the bright side, if you really want to gamify it, the higher level your adopted cat is, the more rewards you will get from the adopting family. With that in mind, it’s wise to match your best-behaved cats to the right families, as this will help you continue to receive rewards and, in turn, get new cats meowing outside the cafe.

Call your regulars every day

Any small-town cafe worth its salt will have regulars, customers who come often and maybe even order the same thing every day. In Cat Cafe Manager, you have six regulars, each representing one of several different types of customers. Every morning you can call a regular and ask them to visit the cafe. They will always say yes, so you have to decide who you call based on the level of friendship you have gained with each of them. Some rewards in the Sanctuary will require having a set number of regulars at set levels. This means that you will want everyone to take turns attending. Yes, even Mateo, the city street vendor.

Repeat customers are the key to a successful cat cafe.
Repeat customers are the key to a successful cat cafe.


You can also invite the same person on multiple days in a row, which is good to keep in mind when trying to reach a particular level with any type of client. These regulars kind of speak for their courses, so improving things with them will also improve your standing with customers like them.

Adapt your menu according to your supply

Sometimes you won’t want to serve everything on your menu. Maybe you’re out of herbs or prefer to keep your coffee dairy-free. You can customize what you serve at any time in the, uh, menu menu–I guess that’s what you would call it. However, it is important to note which items are ordered by each type of customer, because if you only advertise to certain customers but don’t have their favorites on the menu, they will leave unsatisfied. Fortunately, this information is clearly displayed when customizing your menu options.

Have a coffee theme in mind

A reasonable endgame goal is to have a decorative theme in mind for your cafe. Your cafe’s initial look will be quite chaotic, with a hodgepodge of bar stools, hipster counters and witchy cutting boards, but over time you’ll have unlocked enough to focus on a singular style. You could even reinvent yourself over time, replacing one theme with another. A theme is important because both customers and staff prefer certain environments. If you hire staff who work best in a magic-themed cafe, be sure to dress up the bistro in cauldrons and pointy hats. It’s not something you’ll even be able to do for a while, as you need to unlock all the different options first. But once you do, you can really improve the aesthetics of your small business.

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