A fellow blogger and I recently met up for tea at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in Bethnal Green. I’ve been wanting to visit this interesting place ever since I first heard about it being the crazy cat lady that I am 😉 (I know, I know! There are so many places I’m always wanting to check out that I even have a list on my phone.) So I was excited to find out that Estelle was a cat lover too and was keen to do the same 🙂
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is a tea house for cat lovers where you can eat and drink while admiring the beautiful rescue cats. I only managed to get a booking for a Saturday afternoon about 2 months after we started chatting about it as the place is so popular.
We arrived at the cat café and were led into a room where we were asked to wash our hands and were reminded of the “house rules”. I like that they’re concerned about hygiene and how they manage customers handling the cats.
We were then allowed into the teahouse/cat heaven area 😉 where the other customers were seated. My immediate reaction was “Oh wow!”. My two cats would go absolutely crazy in this wonderful place filled with cat climbing trees, hiding spots, beds, toys and cat furniture galore!
Once we placed our orders for tea, we took a look around checking out the cats. I even managed to stroke a very friendly one too. And I found this lady resting on her throne overlooking everyone.
With relaxing music playing in the background, customers are given an hour and a half to chat with friends and get to know the delightful cats. The café strives to provide a soothing, calming and loving environment for their cats. We both noticed the relaxing atmosphere and I even felt as if I were in a spa about to have a massage! 🙂
It’s great to see that the place isn’t over run with cats and that they are well looked after. A few of the cats were lazing about, some sleeping, some checking out everyone and one or two young ones were being playful.
This is a unique and interesting experience that I really enjoyed and would definitely do again. But I am grateful that I do have my own two cats at home that I can love and squeeze! 😉
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