Cat Cafe Manager Cheats
Invest in chair slots first
Once you open your cafe, you’ll gain access to the Shrine, 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 unlockable in the Shrine is the number of chair slots you have. More chair slots means being able to seat 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 in which you invest your time.
Invest in staff second
After you’ve finished the first chair slot project, but before you go on unlocking more, invest in being able to hire staff. It’s important to do this next rather than gain even more chair slots because you’ll need a helping hand to manage the influx of customers once your place really starts getting busy. More chairs without any co-workers means you’ll be in the weeds all day long. Hire the right person for the job by checking the note board in the town center.
Work toward new unlocks constantly
After you get those two very important projects done, the rest is up to you and of lesser consequence. The only important thing to note here is to ensure you’re always, always, always working toward one goal or another. As long as a project is active, the hearts you earn–which accrue based on customer satisfaction–will go toward completing it. Having an active project means those hearts will directly contribute to finishing projects and unlocking new decor, more cat slots, and other goods and services that will turn you into the cat cafe mogul you aspire to be.
Tailor your advertising to your needs
One of the most confusing parts about Cat Cafe Manager is the UI and all of its different currencies that you’re greeted with right away. This system is actually quite lovely once you get the hang of it. Here’s what to know: Every “class” of customer pays in a different currency (on top of the universal hearts they dole out). When advertising, you’ll want to focus your ads toward the group that will pay in the currency you need.
Advertising seems to nearly guarantee the type of the people who will visit your cafe, so putting flyers in front of the right faces is key to acquiring more of exactly what you need and none of what you don’t. For a quick primer on who pays with what and what it’s used for, use our list below.
|Currency||Customer Type||Spent On|
|Fabrics (green)||Vagabonds||Chairs and tables|
|Nectar (purple)||Witches||Recipes and ingredients|
|Fish (blue)||Fisherfolk||Cat food and cat toys|
|Gold (gold)||Businesspeople||Special items (rare furniture, rare cat toys, etc.)|
|Materials (brown)||Punks||Building materials|
If you’re loaded up on materials and gold, but lacking in nectar and fabrics, tailor your advertising away from punks and businesspeople and toward vagabonds and witches for a few business hours–if not several days. Just be sure to re-align your ads with your needs on a regular basis. Sometimes, I’d forget to adjust and find myself suddenly short on supplies I once had in abundance.
Train your staff–and cats–to meet different needs
As you hire staff and bring in more stray cats, you’ll unlock skill points for everyone. For staff, these can be spent on improving their skills such as cooking, cleaning, and serving. Meanwhile, cats can improve their bathroom routine, independence, and even their compatibility with certain customer classes. With that in mind, have a long-term goal for your cafe and tailor your workers and kitties to meet that goal. Want to serve the best food in town to only your town’s less fortunate? Make sure staff are skilled in the kitchen and your cats love curling up next to the vagabonds that come in.
Whatever your plan is, also be sure to actually check for those skill points. They accrue pretty quickly, but the game doesn’t really call much attention to them. You’ll want to peek at the star count in the top left corner of your screen, and when you’ve got either cat skill points or staff skill points to spend, do so as soon as possible to make your cafe even better.