If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I recently visited the Cat Cuddle Cafe in Red Hill. The experience was so amazing, I had to write a review (for the first time in over a month) about it.
The upper level of the Cat Cuddle Cafe is alive with the vibrant colours and greenery of beautiful bouquets and plants from the Rose & Heart florist. Cat related accessories, gifts and clothes are also for sale, and there are cat-themed board games on the tables to play with. It’s a cosy retreat from reality: you wouldn’t believe that the hustle and bustle of Musgrave Road is right on their doorstep.
The coffee served at the Cat Cuddle Cafe is divine. Not only are the coffees named things like ‘catuccino’ and sourced from organic and free trade beans, the baristas and staff are really friendly and will happily chat with you about cats. The CCC also has plenty of scrumptious baked goods on offer, including vegan options that don’t taste like rabbit food. Vegan pies, ham + cheese croissants and cupcakes have never been so delicious.
The CCC is divided into two levels: on the upper level is their cafe and gift shop, but the lower level is the cat area, which is home to several rescue cats. Bookings are essential, should you want to hang out with up to 15 cats. According to a sneaky tip from a staff member, the best times to book your visit to the cat area are 10 am and 5 pm, when most of the cats are awake. On Thursday nights, the CCC hosts fundraising events to support the work that they do for their rescue cats. People can book in for meditation with cats, yoga with cats, knitting with cats, and even a singles event! And if you fall in love with a furry friend, you can even adopt a cat (or 20)! Since its establishment in 2015, the CCC has provided homes for over 300 rescue cats. If that doesn’t melt your heart, you probably don’t have one.
If you’re looking for a new coffee spot, look no further than the Cat Cuddle Cafe. It’s the purrfect place for cat ladies and coffee snobs. Whether you choose to pop in for a coffee or to chill with the cats, it’s a great way to support a good cause and a local business.
Overall Rating: 9/10
The only reason I can’t give the Cat Cuddle Cafe a 10/10 rating is because I can’t take all the cats home with me. But this shouldn’t stop you from trying. For heaps of cute cat pictures and more information about the CCC, give them a ‘Like’ on Facebook.
I haven’t been making as many reviews/satirical posts as I’d like because I’ve been pretty busy with other writing projects and transitioning into uni. I’ve been writing some reviews for MyCityLife, catching up on the new season of Broadchurch, reading some really good books, and dealing with a persistent case of bronchitis. But if you ever need to indulge your Pear and Ivy addiction, you can stalk me on Instagram (@pearandivy) or send me a message telling me to get off my arse and write a review.
If you think the Cat Cuddle Cafe is the best thing since sliced bread, or if you think that the Sliced Bread Cafe* is the best thing since cuddling cats, let me know by giving me a nice, big comment on Facebook.
Pear and Ivy xx
* The Sliced Bread Cafe, as far as we’re aware, is not an actual cafe or location. Please feel free to make this a genuine thing.