Maison de Moggy: Edinburgh, UK
Address: 17 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2JA, UK
Phone: +44 131 629 5530
Hours: Mon-Sun 10:45 - 18:30
Entrance Fee: £8/hour per person (age 10+)
Maison de Cute: Review of Maison de Moggy
I adore Scotland and Edinburgh in particular.
The history. The stunning landscape. The cultural activities. Even the most cynical Brit, who mock UK cities like it was the national sport, can only laud Edinburgh as 'lovely'.
But I was delighted to discover that not only does this loveliness extend to the city's cat cafe, Maison de Moggy, but they also have the most beautiful cat cafe cats in the UK.
Everywhere I looked, there was a cat so pretty, I had to control the urge to jump up and down and squeal with giddy delight. Just when I thought it couldn't get any cuter, I learned that, in keeping with the cafe theme, they all have a French name.
Let's see, there is Guillaume (the best cat name EVER), a Chinchilla Persian ball of floof, Jacques, a regal white Norwegian Forest Cat, Marcel & Philippe, adorable Bengal/Siamese brothers and Amelie, a stunning Ragdoll. However, my favorite was Sebastian, a chubby ginger British Shorthair that, like so many before me, captured my heart in an instant, but alas, didn't return my feelings. Such is the life of a cat lover.
While the cats are star-worthy, that's not to say Maison de Moggy slouch in other departments. Despite being a hugely popular cafe with lots of visitors, which I have seen lead to a decline in quality of experience, there were a couple of things that impressed me. One, the facility is still in good shape with plenty of cute corners to catch up with a friend, and two, the staff are kind and try to deliver a personal experience, which I suspect must be difficult to maintain with the steady stream of guests day in and day out. Kudos to the Maison de Moggy personnel for the warm welcome and great service!
Lastly, we found our refreshments (latte, tea and brownie) to be of excellent quality, although I found it tough to sit and savor since I was so busy checking out the cats- and an hour goes by very quickly!
Edinburgh is a world-class tourist destination with activities that could keep one busy for months, however Maison de Moggy delivers an experience worthy of this amazing Scottish city, so be sure and put it on your list (and make a reservation!).
Date Visited: 11/7/17