Java Cat planning to reopen at former east side tea room spot

Java Cat, a coffee shop located at 3918 Monona Drive, will soon have a new home in the former Legacy House Imports Gift Shop and Tea Room location at 4221 Lien Road, near East Towne Mall, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal.

The coffee shop’s Monona Drive location closed on Oct. 23 because the property is being redeveloped. Owner Renee Raspiller plans to open at the new location sometime in January, and it remains to be seen if the new spot is temporary or permanent.

The new location offers more space at about 2,000 square feet, compared to the original Java Cat that operated out of 1,600 square feet. Raspiller plans to continue hosting art shows at the new location like she has in the past.