If your staying in London and missing the company of your furry felines, what are a couple of crazy cat ladies meant to do?? Visit Lady Dinahs of course! Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in Bethnal Green is a tea room with a twist. Delicious food and friendly staff await but the real star attractions are twelve gorgeous cats. These cute kittys mingle with, snooze , wilfully ignore 😉 and if your lucky, play with the clientele. Myself and my fellow moggie loving mate B, couldn’t wait to bob in for a brew, on our recent trip to the Capital. ~^^~
I had booked us a slot ( at the moment they take bookings only ) from 12-30pm until 2pm. An hour and a half is the purrfect amount of time to indulge in a famous freshly baked Brick Lane Bagel , whilst enjoying the company of Carbonelle & co. When we arrived we were told to wash our hands and given a few simple rules to adhere by. These are for the comfort and safety of the cats and are pretty sensible. Don’t feed the cats ( unless you are given treats to give them by the staff), Don’t attempt to disturb or play with a sleeping cat and Turn off your flash when taking any photos. B and I were taken to our allocated seating on one of the two floors and told that it is fine to wander round and explore both floors as much as we liked.
We were seated by the back window , where a beautiful tabby and white girl called Petra was snoozing. Occasionally she bobbed her head up to survey her surroundings but mostly this cutie Queen just enjoyed her cat nap. We were soon joined by the sprightly and dignified Carbonelle. She loved to look down on her Queendom from great heights and seemed very content. B and I both ordered cheese and ham bagels for our lunch, which are delivered fresh each morning from the nearby Brick Lane bakery. They were sooo good. 🙂
The first floor was done out in a pretty shabby chic style and the centrepiece was the huge McClaw Cat Wheel which one of the cats decided to have a run on. The great thing about the cafe is that there are lots of interactive bits and pieces for the moggies and lots of inviting places for them to snooze. They come and go as they please and they all looked happy and content and well cared for.
B and I really enjoyed our experience at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium. The food was scrumptious, the staff were attentive and the cats were adorable. ~^^~
Oh and if you go you must sample a warm sticky chocolate brownie. Best brownie I have ever tasted. Soz I polished it off before I could take a picture! There is also a small shop of Emporium momentos to browse before you leave.
Have you ever visited Lady Dinahs?