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Cat coffee
Happy National Pet Month – make some furry friends at these super-cute animal cafés

77 Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE
0191 903 5085

There’s a constant huddle of passers-by outside this cat café, who take a break from strolling along the Quayside to admire the gorgeous cats inside. Home to seven resident cats which you can pet to your heart’s content, CatPawCino serve a selection of sandwiches and sweet treats alongside speciality Chinese teas served in kitten-themed teapots. 

135 Spring Bank, Hull HU3 1BL
07868 004151

Hull’s first cat café is really popular, so it’s recommended that you book in advance. An hour’s entry includes unlimited hot drinks, two slices of cake and permission to cuddle their well-trained cats.

22 Pudding Chare, Newcastle NE1 1UE
0191 366 0025

Despite being popular across Asia for the last 20 years, dog cafés are a relatively new addition to the UK food scene, but we’re so onboard. At the aptly-named Dog and Scone, enjoy delicious cakes, coffees and teas in the company of their resident pooches – it’s the perfect place for dog-lovers who can’t commit to having their own pet. 

7 Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8FJ

Working with local charities Mill House Animal Sanctuary and Pet Samaritans, all 12 of the permanent residents at Tabby Teas are rescue cats. Here you’ll find a relaxing and calming environment, so it’s the purr-fect place to escape the business of everyday life. 

10 Market Place, Otley LS21 3AQ
01943 968207

Human and hound can sit together and relax at this dog-friendly café, which has a great brunch menu and also offers handmade pupcakes and biscuit bones for your four-legged friends. Don’t worry if you don’t have a dog – the owners’ dachshunds Salami and Bagel are always running around the place. 


6 Finkle Street, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1AR
01642 329365

This Teesside café caters for both humans and dogs – take your pup along to munch on ‘woofins’, doughnuts and cupcakes washed down with Woof Dog Beer, while you enjoy breakfast or a light lunch.  

8–9 Kirkgate, Leeds LS1 6BZ
01132 449222

Designed with felines in mind, you’ll find lots of kitten toys at Leeds’ Kitty Café. Their ‘meow-nu’ includes pizza and pasta, sandwiches and cat-inspired mocktails, and they work closely with local cat rescue centres if you can’t bear leaving without your own. 

41 Sea Road, Sunderland SR6 9BS
0191 706 8500

The separate canine menu at Doggie Diner features Doggie Afternoon Tea (with sausages, cheese chunks, special cakes and a tennis ball to play with), and you can satisfy your own appetite with a freshly baked panini.  

24 Pudding Chare, Newcastle NE1 1UE
07470 262685

A play on the Lindisfarne song Fog on the Tyne, Newcastle’s original cat café offers an oasis of calm in which you can spend time with their family of rescue cats and indulge in ‘pawninis’ and cakes. They also host a range of fun events including cat bingo and knitting nights. 

Published in: April 2018

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