Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Lady Dinah's - Afternoon Tea at London's First Cat Cafe!

My friend L is getting married soon so a hen party was in order. Our first stop for festivities was London's first "cat cafe". Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium has just opened on Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch. The cafe is decorated in a lovely vintage style and is home to eleven cats - every corner and every seat is occupied by a sleeping cat! It felt like being in a crazy cat lady's living room than being in a cafe, the furniture is mixed up with objects for the cats to climb on and the squish sofas and arm chairs are purrfect for curling up with a cat and a cuppa.

Our group had a lovely afternoon tea and enjoyed the company of the kitties for a few hours before heading off part two - dancing at Bodo Schloss so a few hours spent with the cats and lots of yummy cake was a perfect start to the hen do festivities. We had afternoon tea - the popcorn tea is a must try - which included macaroons, red velvet cake, carrot cake, banana cake and cheesecake. The cakes were all delicious and our teas were kept topped up to fuel our chatter and hen party games. There are also savories and individual cakes available as well as gluten free options.

I'd definitely recommend a visit. If you're a cat lover you'll be in feline heaven and if you're not its worth a visit just for the sheer novelty (oh, and for the elderflower cheesecake which is amazing). I'm actually a little scared of animals but the cats were so friendly and used to people, and, being cats, will not particularly bother you if you aren't keen! You'll need to make a reservation which you can do here.

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8 comments

  1. I've got a reservation for my birthday in June. It looks amazing! :) x

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  2. Ahh this looks like the best place!! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  3. That place sounds crazy! But in a good way ;-)

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  4. This sounds genuinely amazing! I definitely need to make a trip!

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  5. Cat cafe sounds amazing! Love your hair here and I like the sound of that elderflower cheesecake!

    Maria xxx

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