What an absolute pleasure it was to be invited along to Sheffield’s first cat cafe – Tabby Teas! With fantastic coffee and cake in the company of some amazingly cue and characterful felines, it was the perfect way to spend a late midweek morning.
All of the cats have been re-homed and Tabby Teas continue to work closely with Mill House Animal Sanctuary and Pet Samaritans. Check out their website to see all of the cats currently in the cafe. Before we visited we had already decided who might be our favourite based off the descriptions – Olaf the Mighty wins for James and Silly Sausage takes the plaudits for being Jessica’s favourite!
The cafe is full of toys and the pillars and walls have been transformed into a cat jungle, meaning finding all of them can be a challenge! They could be up near the ceiling or hiding away in a box or high up pouch. We made it our mission to remember all of their names in the 90 minutes which we were there!
For a 90 minute session the entry fee is £7.50, or there is the one hour option for £5. On top of this is the small cost of the food and drink available, and you might be forgiven to think the entry fee makes it a little steep. We agreed beforehand, but afterwards we immediately took that back – it’s no ordinary cafe and is an experience as much as it is a cafe. Clearly plenty of people agreed with us as it was actually full of other customers for the majority of the time we spent there.
The staff are amazing and have great knowledge of the cat’s histories and their characters. They take amazing care of them, and we even got to feed them ourselves with some cat treats! A few awoke from their slumbers at this point!
A massive thank you to all at Tabby Teas for having us along – and the cats too! We fully recommend it to any cat lover (Jessica’s normally a ‘dog person’ but I think she’s converted now!)
Customer service: ★★★★★
Disclaimer: we were invited to the restaurant for a complimentary meal in exchange for a review. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.