The other day I got the chance to go to Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, the first cat café in UK with some close friends. It was an experience that I thoroughly enjoyed and something I recommend especially if you like cats!
When you walked in it was just like an ordinary café but with cats. However when you went downstairs it was like walking into something that was a bit surreal. There were sofas, different chairs and tables, and bunch of items for the cats to entertain themselves with or for customers to use to play and interact with the cats.
When we were there, there was this sweet employee who was there and whom made it an enjoyable 2 hour session. She was able to tell you everything about the 11 cats that resided there including:
What toys the cats liked the most
The way they liked being petted and stroked
How to tell the twin black cats Loki and Adamska apart
She also gives you treats to give to the cats… which the cats will gobble out of your hand in no time
You could definitely see that she loved her job, and her big smile made us all smile.
There were also a number of classical old school games, such as ‘Snakes and Ladders’ and ‘Jenga.’ We ended up playing ‘Snakes and Ladders’…Which brought back some lovely childhood memories. Sometimes the cats will join you in these activities… For example I heard Mue was especially fond of Jenga and enjoyed charging into the tower.
If games were not enough they have a variety of cat toys and BUBBLES! The bubbles were something I enjoyed playing with (Such a Kid right >.<) and so did the cats. Loki seemed to love the bubbles and would jump up and try to pop them…It was so adorable! One of the most interesting toys was the Cat Wheel which looked like a big version of a Hamster Wheel! The cat which I got to see run on it was Loki as he ran on the wheel to try to retrieve his favourite toy which was like a dragonfly on the end of the stick. Personally I think that Loki (Clearly I love Loki hahaha) was the most active during our 2 hour session there, but we did see almost all the cats do something even if it was just waking up from their nap to clean themselves or to move to another area of the cafe.
Of course it would not be a café if it did not have food and drinks. And the food was definitely delicious; I had the Quiche and Salad along with a white hot chocolate. The white hot chocolate was a lovely treat as it arrived with a little cat face drawn in it and had a milky flavour to it.
Although I did not have any dessert (mainly because I was stuffed) I saw some other people in the café get some tasty looking cakes! Next time I go, I shall get cake haha.
All in all me and my friends had a great time there and it is something I recommend you definitely go and see at least once.
To find out more about the 11 cats click the link below, they even have their own Twitter accounts!
To visit their website click the link below: