Cat Café in London
• Cat Café in London
In recent years a cat cafe steadily gaining popularity beyond Asia, where they have ceased to be something amazing and become a kind of routine (about 40 such establishments in only one of Tokyo). The initial cause of such cafes quite trivial - small apartments and a busy schedule does not allow to keep the animal at home and communicate with the furry creatures anyway you want.
That is why in 2012, a resident of London has launched a campaign to raise money on their own Cat Café and after some time it was collected more than a hundred thousand pounds. In February 2014 Cafe Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium opened its doors.
In the cafe there is a small shop where you can buy different stuff with the symbols of the cafe and just cats.
Entrance to the cafe costs 5 pounds, which is apparently done to limit those wishing to take a coffee at 2 pounds and take a 2-hour slot to communicate with the seals.
Between the shop and the cafe itself has a small room for the "preparation for communion", in other words for hand washing disinfectant and listening to instructions on the treatment of animals. The basic rules are simple: do not take your hands and stroking a cat without consent, do not feed from the table and go "holiday" in the zone, that is, the trays.
fair rules, and I must say that all of the animals at the cafe are very affectionate and friendly - happy to go into his arms and give themselves pat.
Some people are so relaxed during intercourse that is filled directly to a party.
A particularly interesting specimens arrange inspection of the property.
In spite of the fact that the cat café primarily about communicating with animals, I have to mention the food and restaurants menus. I was mentally prepared that this aspect will be relegated to second place, in the end people are not here for tea and cakes.
Desserts were fresh and tasty (I took a Red Velvet Cake), coffee, and even they turned out very good. the menu as there are a variety of sandwiches, wraps, and other snacks.
The very cafe is quite spacious, with plenty of feline amusement, places for climbing, trays and so on.
Cats here in the first place, and the order in every room next special assistants - they will answer all questions about the animals, the history of their appearance in the cafe, and describe the features of the character of a cat.
Initially, my goal was to draw cats for a cup of coffee, but quickly became clear that these models will not sit patiently on the spot. plans had to adjust and I, putting notebook aside, just enjoyed socializing with the animals. A pair of sketches made while I'm still hoping for a docile cat-models.
In general, a very interesting place where I'm happy to be back in my next visit to London to talk with cats and enjoy traditional scones with rose petals cake and a bunch of other intriguing menu items.
One and hopefully temporary shortage Lady Dinah's - insanely popular café and as a result booked in advance in March and April, negates the possibility of spontaneous visits. I think, when the first excitement subside, this place even more pleasant.