30.12.18

Cat Cafe, Lviv Ukraine

Since my divorce I have accidentally become a crazy cat lady. I seemed to have got custody of the two cats we had at the time and then I rescued Ainsley in 2017 and was lucky to get Bodhi as a Christmas present this year.
When I went to Lviv I searched for restaurants and cafes. Basically due to the weather the majority of the holiday was based around napping and eating.
Although it was a half an hour walk from our apartment, I saw the Cat Cafe and was intrigued so made the walk in the cold, snow three times to visit.

The first time I went downstairs and only saw one cat.  To be fair, there was a big family who came in after us and they were quite intimidating so I would have thought this would keep the cats hidden away.
The visit was following a meal at another restaurant and I decided to go here for a coffee and dessert.
I was so impressed with the food, the atmosphere and the coffee, as well as the uniqueness of the place, that I decided to go back the following day.
I sat upstairs this time and well.....I was inundated with cats!
I decided this time to have brunch and again, the food was amazing! Except this time I had guests. And this is where my biggest tip is if you plan to visit this cafe.
Only go if you are confident with cats, because some of them will want to try your food...or at least try FOR your food.
I felt ok enough to shoo them away but also there was a lovely member of staff, who was so informative and friendly...probably one of the nicest people I met the whole holiday, who stepped in when they wouldn't leave us alone.

I went back the following day, again for dessert after having a starter and main elsewhere. I opted for the cheesecake and OH MY GOD! It was by the far the best cheesecake I have ever tasted.

I think I would have visited everyday if I could. But the walk got a bit much when the paths were quite icy and instead I explored the area I was staying.

If you ever go to Lviv, you must visit the Cat Cafe.
I hope I will visit again some day.

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