If you’re a fan of both cats and coffee, then Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is the place for you. Snug in the quirky London district of Shoreditch, it was the first of the UK’s selection of cat cafes to crop up.
On arrival, you will be ushered into the building to go through a couple of ground rules on how to treat the cats. And then, welcome to cat haven.
I was initially surprised by how calm and quiet it felt inside the café. The cats are all spread about the two-storey building, lounging across the floor, or curled up neatly in comfortable baskets.
The standard entry price includes a hot beverage, so an assistant will come over to take your order. You’ll also listen to some background information on the cats and if you want it, some tips on how to woo each moggy.
Grab a fur brush or a toy mouse and pamper those kitties.