Cat-lovers curl up at Kitty Café for feline fun

Kitty Cafe
Kitty Cafe

A novel café which allows its customers to unwind by stroking a host of resident cats has finally opened its doors in Nottingham.

The Kitty Café, which launched on Saturday 28th March at Friar Lane, is the brain-child of Bestwood Village woman Kate Charles-Richards.

At the moment the café is only taking bookings, but Kate hopes to offer walk-in visits once the initial excitement about the unusual venue dies down.

Former social worker Kate (27), who founded the venture with husband Oliver.

The business attracted criticism from the Cats Protection Nottingham Adoption Centre who claimed that keeping cats, who are naturally solitary creatures, in a busy environment could damage their health.

Kate said: “There are spaces for the cats to hide away in when it gets too crowded and we have an animal behaviourist onsite who has experience working with a colony of 120 cats. Their health and wellbeing is our paramount concern. We are giving a lot of consideration to how they are going to be safe and well. We are working with a team of vets who are devising a health care plan.”