Lady Dinah’s Cat Cafe Review –
The cat cafe has been on my list for too long. I am a cat lover and I miss having a feline friend about the house. So when I heard of somewhere I could go to eat morning tea and play with cute kitties, I was so down! It was Sam, one of my best friends birthday celebration, so we made a booking for Saturday morning and 6 of us headed over. I imagine a place like this could be a real challenge to run at times, so it is going to be very helpful to use mobile application tools that enable businesses to take care of their CRM, accounting and much more. You can learn more here about why this is so desperately craved by business owners.
The cat cafe is based in Bethnal Green, about a 10 minute walk from the station. This was a bit of a pain of a journey from South West London – took us about an hour fifteen to get all the way across. I do wish it was easier to get to North East London as there always so many awesome things going on up there!
We headed down the high street, searching for the cats. Luckily, we spotted two having a sleep in the window and we knew we were in the right place. We met the rest of our party and were welcomed in. Once we went inside, we were asked to wash our hands and were given a briefing to not pick up the cats, or disturb them if they were sleeping. We also weren’t allowed to feed them anything.
We were ushered downstairs to a pleasant room, full of cats, cat houses and cat toys. This was our first glimpse of cats wandering about and playing with each other. We got a couple of table and set off to find some cats to play with! And there were definitely some cuties, I would say around 12 in all. They had various amounts of breeds, all moggies, in all ages and sizes. There were some huge cats in there though, and they all looked pretty content and well loved!
Once we sat down, we ordered some food. I was pleasantly surprised with the options, a mix of scones, bagels, croissants and cakes. They were also really affordable. It costs £6 to enter the cafe, but the food itself was a bargain – I had a giant croissant for only £3 so in total I thought it was very reasonably priced. I actually really enjoyed the croissant, fresh and stuffed with fresh ham and creamy cheese. The rest of the group got scones and cake which all looked really good too. I’ve always dreamed of having my own cafe with a unique appeal like this one. I’m not sure if I would be able to top this one but I certainly would be using Utility Bidder in order to cut the costs of utility bills.
However, overall I got a funny feeling about the cat cafe. The cats were really adorable and obviously well looked after, but they just seemed a bit non fussed about people being there. I obviously don’t expect them to all be jumping all over everyone, but they just seemed a bit sick of being around people all the time. I think this is almost expected as they do spend a lot of time in the cafe with others (though they have now started shutting in the evenings so the cats don’t get too tired).
I think I just didn’t get out of it, exactly what I wanted. I miss my lovely Smokey too much and although it’s lovely looking at cats playing about, it’s not the same as having your one and only! Just look at that face. I bet this place has a great reputation because of its cute cats but maybe it would be helpful for them to check out software for reputation management so they know what their customers think of them.
So I don’t think I’ll be returning. But I am glad that I went so that I could see what it was like and see some pretty felines. Hopefully, this will help you decide whether it’s worth a visit – I think your experience totally depends on your expectations!
Have you been to a cat cafe?