Cat Village North: Chesterfield, UK
Phone: +44 1246 857720
Hours: Tues-Sun 11:00 - 18:00, closed Monday
Entrance Fee: £5 per person
Circle of Friends: Review of Cat Village North
It felt like we were visiting old friends.
Which is strange because I had never been to Chesterfield before, but when we pulled into this attractive market between Derby and Sheffield, I was instantly comfortable, a sneak peek of what was to come.
Adam, the cafe owner, and Midnight, the Queen of Cats greeted us as we walked in. I was immediately bewitched by Midnight, a gorgeous Maine Coon female that is not afraid to look you directly in the eye. In addition to welcoming every customer that visits Cat Village, she walks the floor like a seasoned cat cafe professional, checking on guests and making sure no lap is empty for long. Beautiful, outgoing and uber-intelligent, she is an incredibly special cat.
That is just one of the many unforgettable felines at Cat Village North.
Amiable, genial, affable, affectionate. The kitties of CVN are beyond friendly and this particular clowder ranks at the top of friendliest cat cafes in the world. In addition to Midnight, there was Gizmo, an adorable Birman kitten, Indie, an impish short-haired ginger and Mishka, a gorgeous Persian mix.
In between going ga-ga for these cats, we ordered a toastie, carrot cake, coffee and tea. The quality was excellent, especially the tea which is Damman's brand. The cats were a bit thick when the food arrived, but they have clever nets that protect your snacks from potential thieves. We sat at the big wooden plank table and took in the surroundings, a pleasant rustic vibe with lots of warm wood and exposed brick.
We were lucky to arrive during a break in the action, which allowed Adam, a kind-hearted cat lover who believes in the restorative power of being in the presence of felines, a chance to chat with us about the kitties and all things cat cafe.
It was such a lovely afternoon, we didn't want it to end, but eventually, after a few extra cuddles, we dragged ourselves away.
If you looking for a different kind of cat cafe, a memorable and personal experience, Cat Village North is the place to find it.
Date Visited: 11/2/17