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5.4 /6 Excellent 79 Reviews

Catpaw Cino

Quayside Café ££ +100

About Catpaw Cino

A haven for Newcastle cat ladies (and men), at Catpawcino you can make some new feline friends while feasting on cat-themed cafe cuisine and coffee. Aiming to create the feeling that you are relaxing outdoors, Catpawcino is decked out in garden-style furniture, located on Newcastle Quayside and overlooking the River Tyne. Snuggle up with the six resident kitties while indulging in some cafe favourites like soup and sandwiches or try some speciality Chinese food and drinks like the Chinese bun, oolong tea, chrysanthemum tea and bowl tea. The purrrfect place to catch up with friends or to make some new furry ones, you’ll find Catpawcino located on Quayside. Get your paws on a table at this hotspot for kitty lovers by making a reservation in advance!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
Catpaw Cino, 77 Quayside, NE13DE Newcastle

CHEF'S CHOICE

79 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 79 Reviews
Noise: mute
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
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2 reviews so far 6
01.06.2017 18:41

Excellent food,the steak was fantastic and the liver pate was like silk,experienced staff and lovely atmosphere, already booked a table to go back, highly recommended

1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 09:35

Love every minute of it. Staff very friendly, food and beverages good and the cats are all beautiful. Will defiantly be back sometime soon. Keep up the good work.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 08:22

lovely staff, adorable cats and an overall wonderful, atmosphere made our experience one of the best we've had at any cafe in the north east :)

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:25

This is a fab place with great cats- so cute. My kids love coming here. Our favourites are Flora, Betty and Gatsby. The food and drinks isn't bad either!

1 review so far 6
13.06.2016 22:32

My partner and I loved our first experience at Catpaw Cino - we were visiting from New Zealand and missing all our feline furbabies so it was great to meet at the "fur residents" in the café and have a smooch and a cuddle - all so laid back and relaxed. They all had a play too - marvelous having the box of cat toys by the door :-) Next time we are back in Newcastle we will definitely visit again. Huge kudos too to whomever came up with the name - very clever!! Jules and Arron, Christchurch, New Zealand

1 review so far 6
08.08.2016 12:51

I went with a friend and my 8 year old granddaughter. We all loved it. We were especially happy that the table we were shown to had Gatsby curled up on the couch. He slept there for almost the entire time we were in the café. My granddaughter waved a cat treat in front of this nose and that made him move. She then fed him a few more treats and he was then sat and watched us as we left. This is my third visit to the café but it most certainly will not be my last. On talking to the young lady who was serving us on Saturday, we were told that Ebby has had kittens and that she will be due back to the café in around 6 weeks with one of the kittens. We are going to try and get back shortly after that to see both of them. The cafe is always clean and welcoming. Nice choice of snacks and drinks.

1 review so far 5
06.04.2016 20:49

I had a wonderful time. I was a bit concerned about how hygienic the cafe would be but they do a very good job of keeping on top of the cat hair. It's possibly the cleanest cafe I've been in so far this year. The cats were wonderful and the staff were very nice. They were friendly but not climbing on everything (the cats and the staff...). The only thing that could be improved is the availability of the food on the menu. As someone with a rare food allergy I find it hard to choose food I can eat from a menu in general so availability is very important to me. That being said, the gentleman that served us made sure that my sandwich was made so it was safe for me to eat. My sandwich, my mocha and my peppermint traybake were all absolutely delicious. I can't wait to go back, hopefully not at nap time next time.

1 review so far 6
07.04.2016 20:16

Went to Catpawchino this afternoon, on arrival we were met by a friendly helpful member off staff to explain a couple of rules before entering ie- no feeding the cats and flash turned off when taking any photos. First thing I thought off when entering the room was how relaxed the atmosphere was. All cats were asleep but had woken 20 mins before we left, which was nice. Menu was basic but food was tasty enough. Cats friendly and seemed to enjoy the company of strangers looking/petting them. It was something different and i would recommend this cafe especially if you are a cat lover. It was busy so I would defintently book a table to avoid disappointment.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2016 18:31

If you are expecting coffee in a mad cattery you will be disappointed. Not sure what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised. I treated my sister as her Easter Egg and we both agreed what a calming, enchanted experience. The cats of course are the draw and they are all beautiful, cute and wonderful to watch. A must to be put on anyone's bucket list and I am sure it will not be our only visit. Congratulations on a great idea and a big thank you to the young man who was working front of house, he was pleasant, informative and very helpful.

1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 15:04

CatPawChino was an excellent experience for my girlfriend and I. The staff at the cafe are friendly and attentive, it is well located on the quayside, and the cats are obviously very well looked after and playful. Besides the obvious reason to go there- to see and play with the cats- the cafe itself is very nice: the coffee and tea are good, plus the selection and quality of food is also good. I'd highly recommend this place for anyone who likes cats and also wants a good cup of tea.

1 review so far 5
05.04.2016 11:56

Overall my daughter & I enjoyed our visit to CATPAWCINO and would consider a return visit, however we wouldn't recommend going at 1pm, as we did, five of the six beautiful cats were asleep. The one remaining active cat was quite friendly, and did circulate among the customers. The menu is good, for a small cafe, the paninis were very tasty. Speed of service from the kitchen could be improved, we waited half an hour for our food, and the cafe was not very busy. Catpawcino has a very relaxed ambiance and is definitely worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 10:36

Lots of lovely cats to stroke, play with and feed treats to. There is a cover charge of £5 per head to get in but this includes a free soft drink or tea. The drinks were lovely and we also had sandwiches, which were well filled but could have used better bread. We will certainly be returning and will always book in advance as there is only a limited capacity so that the cats don't get overwhelmed.

1 review so far 5
12.04.2016 23:32

Lovely! Small but super friendly cafe. Relaxed place, it's pretty obvious the cats are well treated, loved and looked after in a lovely clean spacious environment. Be aware though that they are cats, they will play but don't expect them to just be all over you constantly, they're not performing animals and from other reviews people seem to forget this. The girl who served us and welcomed us in was adorable and super friendly, defiantly made us feel at home.

1 review so far 5
24.08.2016 08:36

Cats are gorgeous; food and drink is yummy with a great selection. The only negative, and perhaps a suggestion for the cafe, is that they would benefit from having some "rules" regarding children. Unfortunately there were three children who were allowed to persistently hassle the cats and it was clear that the poor felines were not happy (however, it would also have helped if the parents had actually dealt with their children instead of allowing them to run riot.)

1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 07:37

I thoroughly recommend Catpawcino! We spent over an hour in the peaceful and relaxing environment. The resident cats will come to you when they are ready and we enjoyed choosing toys to entertain them with. The staff were really friendly, food tasty and the toilet was spotless. Can't wait to go back and take friends with us to share the experience.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2016 21:44

Coffee was lovely Peppermint traybake was yummy and the tuna sandwich was very tasty, the brown bread that it was served on was so soft and delicious! The staff are lovely, nice relaxing music in the background, The cats are lush!! Kept themselves to themselves mainly but had a good wonder around. I can not wait to go back!!

1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 08:56

Excellent location on the banks of the Tyne. Lovely relaxed chilled out cafe and the cats were chilled out too. Look out for live wire Gatsby, worth the admission price alone! For £5 you get a cold drink or pot of tea, great value for money and if you love cats, it is heaven!

1 review so far 6
23.07.2016 08:14

Fab place. Took my niece and daughter for lunch. Loved the kitties -so sweet and friendly. The food was lovely and the young girl who was serving us was very nice. The people on the next table had a cream tea and it looked delicious - trying that next time!

1 review so far 6
17.04.2016 23:50

Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, the coffee was great, the fruit scone was one of the best I've had in ages and, of course, saving the best tis last, the cats were all super adorable and lovely to be around. 10/10 would definitely recommend for anyone who loves cats.

1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 12:02

Hi - was there yesterday with two colleagues, could have just sat there all afternoon. Very enjoyable and will be back with my daughter. Did not eat this time but will next. We particularly enjoyed the company of Gatsby, very playful and naughty too !! See you soon.