Cat Cafes

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  1. Searle

    Searle Established Member

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    I don't know if anyone has heard about these new cafes, but I've been to three of them this year with my partner. There are currently four in the UK (London, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Brighton), and the idea is that you pay a small cover charge (around £5-£7) and you can spend an hour or so surrounded by cats, and you can buy tea and cakes to eat whilst you're there. They're really great if you love cats, especially if you're unable to own them yourself.
     
  2. Johnuk123

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    I imagine they will be very popular.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea.

    Would save me travelling all the way down to Kent to visit my parents moggy :lol:
     
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    I love cats, but I couldn't eat a whole one.

    (no cats were harmed during the non-existent research for this post)
     
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    HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT THESE PLACES EXISTED?!?!?!?!?!?!? And there's one in Edinburgh.... I"M GOING!!!! Sorry, I just love cats...

    There's enough of us nutters who love cats (and lots of us that can't own one) that this should make the owners quite a lot of money. It's likely to be a unique idea in the locale it's set up in too, so it should attract plenty of interest. Even when you consider those who can't be around cats (allergy), those who would rather not be around cats (feartie) and those who would rather not eat food around animals (pernickety), there'll be plenty of felinophiles and, frankly, just curious patrons who'll be happy to pay for some time spent in the company of cats.

    CATS! :D
     
  6. Searle

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    Glad to see another cat fanatic here! :D

    The one in Edinburgh is the one we went to earlier, and it was really good. It's called Maison de Moggy (it sounds pretentious but it's really not inside), and is currently on Hamilton Place. However they're closing on 17th May and moving to a new place on West Port. You can view more information online. Hope you like it!
     
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    There is one by West Allerton Station. If you want to visit just send me a pm. £10 a visit.
     
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    Liverpool's a bit out of the way for us, but I might do in the future, thanks
     
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    Why does it sound to me like you are offering to be the cat? :p
     
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    I'd been wondering about that - I drive past it fairly regularly and always think it looks a bit half arsed from the outside.




    I'm sure that could be arranged... ;)
     
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    I quite like cats as animal companions go, and I will probably get pets of my own in due course. But the appeal of pets to me is not just to look and see cute - that is of course a part of it, but at the end of the day you could just watch videos of cats and you'd get that. It's to have a personal and emotional connection with them (for which a cat is good, but perhaps not the best pet to have. Slightly more dynamic than our current family guinea pigs though I think!). This café idea seems cool to me, but if I were there for a few hours I'd only ever be sad it was time to leave since I'd never see any of them again!
     
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    Please may we have one in the Penzance area. I think it's a great idea as I can no longer have any cats of my own. The coffee got to be good, mind you!
     
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    There are some outside the UK too! We visited the one in Montpellier on our honeymoon, where you can just walk in with no pre-booking required.

    You can 'meet the cats' here http://www.kafelin.fr/index.php?id=03
     
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    Out of interest, how do they manage the moggy urge to go out wandering ? Anyone who's shared a house with one will know that confining a cat against its will will lead to extreme frustration (for cat and human). Do they just stuff the place so full of them that there's statistically likely to be a few around at any given time ?
     
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    What urge to go out wandering?

    You clearly did not meet any of our three cats over the last nine years.
    Ollie went out for about 5 minutes a day if you could actually persuade him to go out the back door.
    Poppy only went out if she could see her humans in the garden.
    Jasper tended to go out a bit more than Ollie but generally seemed content to just sniff the evening air in the summer.

    One of our neighbour's cats seems to prefer to spend more time in our house than anywhere else if he gets the chance!
     
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    Maybe it's a personality thing, but my parent's cat seems to be in and out like a fiddler's elbow a lot of the time.
     
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    What are the cats' reasons for setting up these cafes, they've already taken over Youtube, is this just another part of their plan to take over the world?

    Or maybe it's like a soup kitchen for humans who are clearly incapable of catching their own mice and sparrows.
     
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    For the right price (I am a close friend of George Galloway).

    P.S. I'm not really, I promise you.
     
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    After this election, I expect a lot more cats to take pity on us humans and provide us with sustenance, company,etc. David Icke got it all wrong - cats, not lizards.:lol:
     
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    I like that :lol:
     
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