5 Reasons Why London’s ‘Cat Café’ is the Best Idea Ever

April 5, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Cream? Sugar? Cat? These are all things you can have with your coffee at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in east London. The cafe offers 11 cats to pet along with standard dining fare such as tea and pastries. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but for cat lovers it doesn’t get much better than this and here’s why…

1.     The café offers a sanctuary for soon to be homeless cats. All 11 residents were donated by people leaving the country who could no longer look after them. Lady Dinah’s plans to rescue more kitties in the future which will free up space in local shelters.

2.   The only thing better than curling up with a good book, is curling up next to a kitten. These feline friends offer therapy for lonely or anxious customers and studies have shown cats will remember kindness shown to them and return the favor later.

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3.     They offer stressed out city folk a unique way to unwind. Many people in the city live in small flats and are unable to keep pets, but want a little bit of relaxing animal attention.

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4.   Several studies have shown that cats provide an abundance of health benefits. One study found that over a ten year period cat owners were 30 percent less likely to die of a heart attack or stroke than non-cat owners.

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5.    Last but not least, who wouldn’t want to see stuff like this in real life, whenever they please?!

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American animal-lovers won’t be missing out for much longer. Two cat cafes are due to open in the San Francisco Bay Area by the end of 2014.