Looking for the purrfect place to relax? Enjoy a home from home at the UK’s first cat cafe in Devon

Enjoy the therapeutic qualities that cats can offer as the first ever feline-dedicated cafe opens in Totnes, Devon - it's a cat lover's haven!

Looking for a place to unwind but fed up with the endless chores, noise and mess of your own home?

Well now you can escape to a cat cafe – a brand new concept (originating in Japan) where you can relax and unwind with a cup of tea and a furry friend…

While the widely anticipated Lady Dinah’s, a crowd-funded cat cafe, is set to launch in London later this year, down in Devon a new moggie-mad coffee shop has opened its doors, officially becoming the UK’s first ever cat cafe.

The Totnes Cat Cafe in Devon is owned by former wildlife
worker Liz Dyas who, as well as being a crazy cat lover, has worked with animals for over 25 years.

Liz had the idea for a home-away-from-home cat-inspired sanctuary after reading about its popularity in China and Japan with people who are unable to afford or care for a pet of their own.

Visitors to Devon’s Totnes Cats Cafe pay an hourly fee of £4, which allows them to relax in comfy sofas and armchairs and enjoy a range of
hot drinks and cakes, and the company of Liz’s six cats.

To keep the felines entertained, Liz has installed a giant climbing
wall. She’s also filled up the space with a variety of cat toys to make sure her furry friends are happy.

The resident pampered moggies are Rolo, Lilac, Glee, Jet, Felix and Mango who, outside of opening times, all live with Liz.

A double door system cuts down the risk of the cats going walkabout and patrons must wait for a purring puss to approach them, not the other way round.

Meanwhile in London, Australian entrepreneur Lauren Pears recently made headlines after revealing her plans to open Lady Dinah’s, a cat cafe in London’s trendy Shoreditch area.

Lauren has been overwhelmed at the support her business idea received after members of the public helped raise £100,000 for the venture on crowd-funding website Indiegogo.

However it looks like mad moggie lovers will have to wait a bit longer for the London version as there is still no set date for Lady Dinah’s to open.

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