The cafe itself is so relaxed it feels like you are at home, the cats come and go as they please and you can buy a little pot of treats to share with them. The kitchen is out of bounds to the cats so its all hygienic and there are anti-bacterial handwashes on all the tables.
The cafe is run by a pet-hospital group Cool for Cats who take care of cats in need and have a shelter close-by (I think for rehoming aswell as sick or injured cats) where the 6 cats who are in the cafe also live. You can find out more information on their work HERE.
The cafe also acts as a pet-therapy place for people who have disabilities, it's also great for anyone who can't have a pet or misses a pet far away.
I took my film camera with me and these are the photos I got back (if you click the cats names you can see better pictures from the website):
|The star of the show was definitely Lilac who snapped up all the treats and climbed into my bag in the search for more!|
|This is Felix, he was curled up sleeping most of the time but always close by to a person for a stroke.|
|This is Mango a gorgeous fluffy white and ginger kitty who was a bit dopey and silly and kept rolling about inside his high up cat-tree.|
|This gorgeous kitty is Glee, she seemed shy but once we sat down she was soon rubbing around us.|
There is also Rolo a Tabby who was fast asleep in a kitty bed and also Jet - the biggest cat I've ever seen! He was like the Beast of Bodmin with his massive orange eyes and was only 18 months old! Sadly he wouldn't stay still enough for a picture - too busy stalking about.
Hope you have a grand weekend!