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US$5 - US$10
Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 December 2020

Absolutely love this place! I went a while back with my son and we loved it. Went again today as a family of 4. Gorgeous cats, very friendly staff, lovely place! And the brownies, cookies and coffee were all delicious! Will definitely be going again!...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2020

Love this place. Come with friends and they all have a great time. You cannot get alcohol here for obvious reasons and the food could have more variety for children, but I was fine. PS: If you want the cats' attention, get the cheesy nachos!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020

All the staff were really friendly and explained how everything worked. The welfare of the cats was obviously the lost important thing and they looked very happy. We were able to wander round and talk to the cats that were awake and a little jealous...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020

Lovely little cafe, the concept is great and you can tell the cats are all looked after brilliantly.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

I had such a lovely experience visiting this place. I went for the first time in July 2019 and loved every minute of it. It only costs a couple of £ to enter and that money goes to charity too. It's very cosy in there...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 12 March 2020

Went here while visiting my son a few months ago. Staff friendly and knowlegdable about the cats history. Pretty good range of vegetarian food, tho doesn't stop the cats from trying to get their paws in the covered dishes...or your mouth.Fairly good stock of merchandise...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

Cats more interested in each other than visitors - until food arrived! Scottish male volunteer helper did an amazing job at interacting with younger visitors and enticing cats to play whilst keeping them away from food (which was also good) - lovely visit and lovely...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020

I like cats and the coffee was very nice. I get the concept but even so felt that it doesn’t really work especially with an entrance fee and a limited time in the cafe (1 hour).

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020

It was my second visit to pause Cat Cafe, took my sister as we're both crazy cat ladies! Absolutely loved it, the cats are just gorgeous & staff attentive & friendly. It's a wonderful idea, a very special place, will definitely be back soon.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 February 2020

Stumbled across this little gem today..... WOW what a lovely place and wonderful idea to help so many rescue cats. They all looked so happy and relaxed today - it was lovely to see. Most definitely the best cafe I have ever been too! The...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from ChickChack | Reviewed this property |
The cover charge goes towards the care of the cats who are all rescued. It’s on top of whatever you order to eat or drink. It’s a great place if you love cats!
23 December 2018|
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Response from Mickdrewett | Reviewed this property |
It doesn’t really matter as you are free to wander over both floors & you know how finicky cats are just because one place is there favourite today tomorrow is another day .. have fun
13 March 2018|
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Response from Breakfastbloggers | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is very close to the multi storey car park in the centre of Bournemouth.You come out of the car park and the cafe is about 10yards to the left.
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  • Pause Cat Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4