Monday, 6 February 2017

CatPawCino - The Quayside Cat Cafe

A couple of Sunday's ago we were invited down to CatPawCino, which is a cat cafe located on Newcastle's quayside. I have never been to a cat cafe before although I had walked past CatPawCino a few times before and my teen - Chloe kept mentioning that she would like to visit, so I took her along with me. As we visited on a Sunday morning the quayside was bustling with the market, overlooking the Tyne CatPawCino was the perfect place to visit and warm up after a January stroll along the very cold quayside. 

catpawcino cat cafe Newcastle upon tyne review

As you walk past CatPawCino you can glimpse the cats playing and sleeping in the window, the cafe looks cosy and inviting. Entrance to the cafe is £5 per person for an hour and you can buy drinks and cakes whilst inside the cafe to enjoy whilst you spend time with the cats. Upon entering the hallway you are greeted by a member of staff, asked to remove your shoes and reminded of the cafe rules, things such as don't feed the cats.

grey cat at catpawcino cat cafe

Entering the cafe I noticed that it had a sort of outdoor/garden vibe to the cafe with simple decortions, a few tables and seats dotted around and lots of cat scratching and climbing towers. I was surprised at just how placid the cats were in the cafe, they did not even look up when we entered and just carried on happily doing what they were doing. All of the cats were really beautiful too, all different kinds of colours and breeds and you could instantly tell they were happy and well looked after. My teen took a bit of a liking to Ebby a beautiful grey Scottish fold (named due to her rare folded over ears), who was super friendly and who reminded her of our own cat Marmalade. 

cat at catpawcino

The cafe serves a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches and soups which were all very reasonably priced. Chloe ordered a brownie and the most delicious white hot chocolate, whilst I had a latte. It was so lovely just relaxing in the warmth looking out the window to see the Tyne and the busy market and spending some time with some lovely cats. 

brownie and white hot chocolate at catpawcino cat cafe newcastle

The only small thing that slightly spoiled the visit was a large group arrived with a few children who were a bit loud and boisterous and they scared all the cats away, so we did not really get to see any of the cats properly. This was not CatPawCino's fault though as they do state the cafe is not suitable for young children under the age of six due to this reason. The cats were able to climb on their towers or to venture into a separate room away from the cafe if they wished. 

cat on climbing tower at catpawcino cat cafe newcastle

As we visited on a Sunday when the market was on, the cafe was busy so if you are planning on visiting yourself then I would recommend booking in advance. After a delightful hour in the cafe, we departed feeling quite relaxed, it really was a strange experience being in a cafe surrounded by cats. My teen loved it and was asking to return as soon as we left, if you have a teen and you want to try somewhere different with them then I highly recommend you visit CatPawCino with them. I am sure they will love it as much as my daughter did.

CatPawCino is located at 77 Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DE
Opening times are 11am - 7pm Tuesday - Friday
10am - 7pm Saturday and Sunday's
Closed on Monday's. 

Disclosure we were provided with complimentary entry for the purpose of this review. 

41 comments:

  1. I'm allergic to cats so this place looks like my worst nightmare, but that milkshake looks so good I would probably risk it!!

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    1. Oh no, so many people are allergic aren't they. These cats were so placid and happy xx

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  2. I love the idea of cat cafes but I do think that larger groups/ kids shouldn't be allowed in if they're going to scare the cats as it isn't fair x

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  3. I have heard of such things, but never been to one. Now I know there is one in Newcastle (within reach), it may just be something I have to do. Crazy concept, but most fabulous.

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    1. Oh you really should visit, the cafe has the most amazing views of the Tyne too. The cats are so lovely and it is a wonderful experience enjoying a drink surrounded by so many cats xx

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  4. I love cat cafes! There is nothing like sitting down having a cuppa surrounded by cats is there?

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    1. It is such a lovely experience, we will certainly go again xx

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  5. Never been a cat person, but this cat cafe sounds absolutely charming :)

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  6. What a lovely place to visit! I can see that you've got some new furry friends!:) Brownie and white hot chocolate look sooo delicious!

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    1. They really were delicious, everything on the menu looked great. They do a range of Chinese tea's too which seemed popular. x

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  7. Ah it looks lovely - every time we walk along the Quayside we have a nosey inside. I think we're going to take Heidi for her (8th!!) birthday next month x

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    1. It really is so lovely and welcoming inside, the cats are so placid and content. Heidi will love it, can't believe she is going to be 8 already! xx

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  8. I have always wanted to go to a Cat Cafe and how beautiful are the kitties, shame about the noise poor kitties xx

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    1. The cats are so cute, they had some lovely furry ones with the nicest eyes. Luckily if things get a bit much the cats have other rooms they can retreat too away from the cafe xx

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    2. That is what I like, that the cats can retreat away if the noise gets too much xx

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  9. The girls would love this but I'm really not a cat person and wouldn't like the hairs around my food! I'm not any sort of animal person to be honest! Sounds nice though and the milkshake looked good!

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    1. I bet they would, my eldest loved it and wants to go back. The cat's are not aloud in the kitchen area it is closed off and they don't jump on the tables or anything near the food, they just wonder around your feet and pay with their toys. I am not really an animal person either, we have a cat but he is my daughters xx

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  10. My teen keeps asking to go here....lol My friends daughter has been a few times and really loves it. It sounds like a fab place x

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    1. You should take her one day, it is so lovely and really relaxing too. xx

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  11. I would definitely love to go somewhere like this! Looks fab.

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  12. That brownie and hot chocolate look amazing! I love that even though the cats are the draw they haven't slacked on the snacks

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    1. I know some of the tea's and food I seen getting served looked totally instagram worthy xx

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  13. I've never heard of a cat cafe before. But oh my days! I would go just for that white hot chocolate! :) x

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    1. Oh you really should it is such a lovely experience xx

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  14. Oh wow this cafe sounds fab. Never heard of a cat cafe before. Shame the kids scared them off.

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  15. I have never heard of a place like this before. Aww. I would like it but my daughter is scared of cats so I am not sure she would like it here. The milkshake looks yummy!!

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  16. I think I saw a cat cafe in Nottingham! It's a nice experience, and the drink and sweets look awesome x

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    1. It is such a nice experience, highly recommend a visit if you get the chance xx

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  17. This is what I call a perfect cafe! They are getting more and more popular but I haven't been to one yet. Looks like so much fun!

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    1. Oh you should visit if you can, so relaxing xx

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  18. Now this is my idea of absolute heaven, I would love to visit a cat cafe and need to do so here in London on my day off x

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    1. You will love it, such a lovely experience xx

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  19. I've heard of these cafes, but only in Japan so glad they've come on over to here

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  20. ah this would be a cat lovers dream, what an amazing idea

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  21. Ahhh this looks amazing! Our cat passed away this time last year, and I do miss my cat snuggles. The milkshake looks immense too! Not sure I'd want to pay to enter though.

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  22. When I saw this post I thought was a bizarre idea, but I actually love visiting friends that have animals for the chance to get a cuddle so what a great idea.

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  23. This is the first I have heard of a cat cafe. My friend will love this cafe for life.

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  24. Our friends have been here and if we are ever in Newcastle I am definitely going to book. Coffee and cats, what's not to love about that x

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