After a couple of hours wandering around the shops in Liverpool city centre, where better a place to rest your feet, destress and relax than Liverpool’s very own Cat Cafe.
Situated at the bottom end of Bold Street, the Cat Cafe is no ordinary cafe. As the name suggests, this is a cafe where you can not only indulge in a drink and some cake but you can also do it in the company of some beautiful cats. Yes, yes, I’m aware I can do that at home (as I have 2 of my own), but not everyone can, and it’s still great to spend time with other kitties. My friend and I have taken to making sure we stop by Cat Cafe during our trips to Liverpool (the latest trip was to see Bryan Adams at the M&S Bank Arena).
Rather than paying by the drink (like you would a normal cafe), you pay for the amount of time you spend there. It currently costs £1.25 per 5 minutes (e.g. £7.50 for 30 minutes, £15 for an hour) and all hot & cold drinks are free and unlimited during your visit. We usually end up staying an hour and it seems to go quite quickly!
Cat Cafe is laid out over three floors and the cats have free range over where they go within the cafe, including a private room to which they can escape if they get fed up with visitors. On our most recent visit, we went up to the first floor where most of the cats seemed to be at that time. Some were sleeping, some were playing and others were getting fuss. We’d barely sat down when one of the cats, Eliza, joined my friend on the sofa for a bit of fuss, while another cat had a good look in her handbag!
Visitors can be sure Cafe Cafe is doing everything it can to keep the cats healthy and happy. To keep the cats content, there are rules for visitors to follow (which are simple and pretty much common sense). The cats are rehomed if the cafe is no longer a suitable environment for them. Cat Cafe also supports local animal charities by running special events to raise money and awareness.
We find we tend to end up chatting with fellow visitors while we’re there (“Hello!” to the lovely couple from Llandudno if you’re reading this!). Everyone is so friendly and just as excited to see the cats.
If you’re a feline fanatic, a cat companion or just want to put your feet up in a cafe that’s a little bit different, check out Cat Cafe in Liverpool.
This post is the twenty-first edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series.
Please note: My friend treated me to this visit and we are in no way affiliated with Cat Cafe.