I haven’t written on my blog for a while because things have been very busy and I recently just traveled to the UK (which I will write about soon soon!). Excuses aside I decided to write about one very fun experience I recently had. I went to a cat cafe. Listen here – if you aren’t completely obsessed with these fury, sassy creatures and you think me writing about it is going to be a bore please stop here and exit this page.
I love cats so much. I didn’t always until I got one of my own. They are just so full of personality and not just the best companions but owners of whomever decided to take on that responsibility. Yes, if you have a cat you should know by now that you are wrapped around their little paws and you do as they say or they keep you up at night by whining or running dramatically from one end from the house to another, attack your ankles or bite your nose while you are asleep. Cat’s are basically wild animals, royalty (say’s the Egyptians + me) and just a privilege to have living in your home.
So before I got distracted explaining why cats are so fabulous here’s what I did. I had been following this cat cafe for months on Instagram (Lady Dinah’s Cat Cafe). They post cute little stories of each cat they have adopted and also pictures of their delicious high tea’s they offer. So naturally I knew this was something I had to do whilst in London. I was a bit late to the party and all the bookings were taken up. They do not take walks ins as they are always full and even online they are fully booked. So I waited to see if a spot opened up – it did. I jumped on it and booked ‘cats and a cuppa’ at 10 pounds a pop. It’s so worth it!
The cat cafe was everything I imagined. A wonderland filled with fluffy kings and queens running along the walls, hiding in different themed houses made for them, cruising on the cat treadmills and all over the coffee tables meant for tea. Heaven. When I arrived a beautiful black and white cat made my lap it’s home for a while and when he left I went to explore the rest of the cafe which offers plenty of cat brushes and toys you can use to lure them in. It was so much fun and I definitely recommend it to any cat OR animal lover out there.
Here’s all the info you need:
- How do I get a seat? BOOK IN ADVANCE (WELL IN ADVANCE) Book here
- How much does it cost? 10 pounds for a visit with a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate (that’s what I got – so yum) OR if you book in advance the entrance with high tea costs 25 pounds
- Read the rules on the website before you go on how to treat the kitty’s
- Do they serve food/drink? If you don’t manage to book the high tea they serve tea, coffee, hot chocolate and any treats your heart desire so come hungry
- How do I get there? Once you are in London – It’s right next to a bus stop so just use google maps like I did and it will get you exactly where you need to be by using the subway and red buses. Or just get and Uber or a black cab.
Address: Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
Bethnal Green Road
London E2 6DG
So. If you find yourself in London sometime soon then you know a good place to stroke a furry friend and enjoy a cup of tea. Sounds purrrrfect to me (cringe, right?)