I Visited A Cat Cafe! Lady Dinah’s Cat Cafe Review

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I visited Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium recently. A few people have asked me about my experience there, so I decided to do a review for you all! For those of you who do not know, Lady Dinah’s are a cat cafe based in London, around the Bethnal Green area. It is in fact the first one to open in London, and it’s the perfect place for cat lovers to interact with cats and have an afternoon tea.

interiors of cat cafe with wall covered in clocks

My sister and I went for an ‘Entry, Cats and a Cuppa’ session, which is only £10 per person however needs to be booked in advance to guarantee a space! This allows you to spend an hour and a half with the cats, along with a drink of your choice from the menu – I decided to go for their ‘Catte’ while my sister chose a Hot Chocolate. They also have an afternoon tea option, which I would love to go for in the future.

There are obviously a number of rules in place to ensure the cats feel safe. Most of it is pretty straightforward though, and includes things like not disturbing the cats when they’re sleeping, turning off the flash when you’re taking photos and not picking up or feeding the cats. Children under twelve are also not allowed, for obvious reasons.

coffee and hot chocolate with marshmallows

As soon as you enter the place, it’s apparent how well looked-after the cats are. There are two floors to the cat cafe, with the downstairs being a play area for the cats complete with shelves, tunnels, beds and toys. The whole place has such cute decoration too! It’s clear that the staff at Lady Dinah’s care a lot about the cats.

ginger white and black cat in shoebox

black and white patchy cat sleeping

The cats themselves are friendly but I think it’s important to give them their own space and don’t be disappointed if they don’t come to you… they’re cats, after all! I personally found it quite fun to observe their individual, quirky personalities from a distance too. They all looked very relaxed and healthy – credit to the lovely environment that the staff have created for them. I don’t know how many cats they have there, but they are absolutely everywhere – even on the shelves above you (I still don’t know quite how they manage to get up that high?!) A true heaven for cat lovers.

cat sitting on radiator


My sister and I really enjoyed our time at the cat cafe and would love to visit again soon. I’d wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t have cats but would like to – it was nice to play with them in a relaxed, pleasant environment which they’re comfortable in. Do bear in mind that some of the cats are probably fed up of the constant attention and might just walk away, so don’t let that disappoint you! Our drinks were lovely, and the rest of the items on the menu sound delicious too. If you do decide to go, just make sure to book well in advance and let me know what you think!

I also visited London Modest Fashion Week recently – read about my honest opinion of it here.

25 Replies to “I Visited A Cat Cafe! Lady Dinah’s Cat Cafe Review

  1. Wow! This is like a dream place for me! 💖 I love cats! It’s so good to hear they are all relaxed and happy, they definitely look pretty chilled in your adorable photos! 😍 I would loveeee to visit somewhere like this! Fab post Hebah, thanks for sharing your experience 💕 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  2. Ohhh my gosh!! 😮 this is so creative and I’ve never heard of a cat cafe. Why is this so cute and why is there not one here in my country 😩 your pics are lovely and it sounds like such a fun experience. You’re right, you can tell how well looked after the cars are. Truly lovely post…Next time send me loads of kitty pics 😂😻

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

  3. I’ve heard of Lady Dinah’s and if I lived closer to London I’d love to go – I think there’s something similar in Bristol too. You’re absolutely right though, these are cats with minds of their own and it’s their space at the end of the day. Anyone visiting has to bear that in mind but you never know, you could get lucky and have a beautiful puss on your lap while you sip your drink – heaven! Lovely post and pix, Hebah, thank you for sharing! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  4. Hey, I know this cafe. Such I lovely place to visit especially if you love cats. It is such a brilliant idea to have this type of themed cafe- I find it very therapeutic. I hope you had a lovely time there. Its the type of place I would visit over and over with friends.

  5. Cat cafes are such a great invention. I don’t far too much time at one once. Official cat lady here. I love how the hot chocolate had a paw print design on the top! I also loved reading this post!

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