Wishing you the warmest of wishes of the season! I hope you’ve had a chance to relax and get some quality kitty time over the last few weeks. Fear not, if you haven’t managed to squeeze in your cat fix recently, have a look and see what’s going on at the café over the next few weeks. We’d love to see you!
You may know that we now have a piano (yeay!) and occasionally we have someone to play it too! At 7.30pm on Saturday 15th & Saturday 22nd December, we’ll be having a good old-fashioned sing song around the piano. We’ve carols & crooners alike, so no experience necessary, and absolutely everyone is welcome! There’s no additional charge for this event, just book online and pay your usual welfare charge (£5 or £4 for platinum members).
Every month, we choose a short story or poem to read and chat about. It’s an express book club because you never need to spend more than half an hour catching up on our chosen piece, and then we spend around an hour discussing it, surrounded by cats (which is the best part!). Book in the usual way on our website, and write “book club” in your notes. Copies of the story/poem are left around the café in the days leading up to the group, so you can read it here. Why not book in for the session before as well, then you can enjoy something to eat before exercising your grey matter?
Did you know that Purrple Cat Café is one of Santa’s favourite places to relax? We are super excited because he will be joining us for a few chill out sessions in December! These sessions are 1hr long, and a festive breakfast is provided, along with festive nibbles, a gift (for each person, including adults!), digital photo and a festive drink. Sessions are limited, as usual, to 6 children aged up to 12 years. We recommend a minimum age of 3 for this session. Children & babies under 3 are welcome, however they must be booked in as “child aged 5-12” and will be charged full price. Please bear in mind that we do not currently have dedicated baby change facilities, though we can provide an area away from the main floor, if required.
Price: £15 per person
Sat 8th December 9.30am (spaces), 11am (adult spaces only)
Sunday 9th December (spaces)
Sunday 16th 9.30am (limited spaces), 11am (limited spaces)
Monday 24th 9.30am (spaces), 11am (limited spaces)
Who doesn’t love a good Christmas movie? What better way to enjoy a festive film, than surrounded by your favourite felines? We’ll be showing a Christmas “Mewvie” on our Big Screen, and you get to choose the film! Using the link below, you can vote for your favourite movie, or add a choice of your own. We will have our Mewvie Menu including popcorn, nachos (vegan options available), sweets, cakes (vegan options available) & hotdogs. Each ticket includes a refillable soft drink. Tickets £15 / £12 for members, and can be booked here.
Much like our Christmas Mewvie Night, we will have the Big Screen, and will be showing Labyrinth in honour of our newest arrivals at the café – Bowie, Ziggy & Stardust. Tickets include a refillable soft drink, and our Mewvie Menu will be available including cakes, hotdogs, popcorn etc with vegan options available.
Tickets £15 / £12 for members, and can be booked
We hold our Family Friendly Purrple Quiz every Thursday at 7.30pm. The Thursday before Christmas, we’ve decided to be a little more generous than usual. We normally award prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, but this time, we will be awarding prizes for everyone who participates! No wit or brains required, just turn up and you’ll win a small prize at the very least! It’s a family friendly night, and we don’t charge anything other than the usual Welfare Charge for this night. Just book on our website in the usual way for the last session on Thursday 2oth December.
On the 28th of December 2018, we will celebrate 1 full year since we opened. What a year it has been! We can’t wait to celebrate our 1st birthday with our members! Booking is available online (to members only – sorry!). As has become a bit of a custom for our members-only parties, you pay only your welfare charge, and we will provide complimentary refreshments and light snacks. If you have a Christmas jumper, feel free to wear in on the night! We’ll have some cake and games too, cos it’s someone’s birthday – ours!
We’ve had a bit of a change to our membership levels, giving some of you extra benefits, and some of you reduced prices. Silver membership (used to be £25 per year) has been abolished, and ALL Silver members will be Gold members, with no additional charge, you’ll still pay only £25 per year. Gold members (used to be £49 per year) will remain Gold members, and your membership will now be only £25. Platinum members who pay monthly, will continue to do so as per our old agreements, and those who signed up prior to opening are currently in their 7 month free period. Payments will resume in February 2019 for both monthly and annual subscriptions. If you’ve had changes to your bank or Paypal details since signing up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check we have the correct information prior to payments being taken.
One of our most frequently asked questions is if we are looking for staff. Well… we are! Recruitment will be open on our website early next week (we will post on our Social Media when we open the page). We are looking for folk with an absolute passion for hospitality and some experience in either kitchens, waiting tables or bar work. If you think it’s all cuddles, then you’re looking in the wrong place and may wish to come along as a customer instead! The job is 90% cleaning, and 10% cuddles. In return for your hard work, we pay the Real Living Wage (currently £8.75/hr), 6 weeks paid holiday per year, and flexible working arrangements. Roles will be full-time 36 hours per week (sometimes averaged out over a few weeks)
We updated some of our website recently and are aware of a technical issue affecting some people when trying to book, and we must apologise for any inconvenience caused. This issue has been resolved, however if you have been affected by this and unable to log in or booking isn’t working for you, please email our technical team email@example.com who will be happy to resolve this for you. Once again, thank you for your patience.
We have a selection of gifts available to purchase in store, and online for your cat-loving friends and family (or for yourself!). We also have Purrple Cat Café Christmas cards for sale (in store only) and all proceeds of our merchandise sales go towards the upkeep of our cats. When purchasing a gift voucher in store, we can personalise a gift certificate for you. So, if you’re stuck for what to get your friend or family member, or even your child’s teacher, then why not get them a voucher for Entry & Afternoon Tea for 2 (£25), and they can have a lovely afternoon with our cats! These can be purchased over the phone (and emailed or collected), or can be purchased in person in the café.
We have been very lucky to receive donations of food, toys and other kitty-related items over the last year and are always extremely grateful for these gifts. We have an Amazon wish list with some of the things we buy regularly, and some of our real “wish list” items are on it. There are items from as little as 28p if you fancy adding a little treat for our cats whilst you’re doing your Christmas shopping. You can find the list here
I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone at Purrple Cat Cafe to wish all our Catfans a very Merry Christmas! Whether or not you are able to make it into the café over the festive season, I hope you get your cat fix somehow! Please look after yourselves just as much as you look after others, and remember that our doors are open every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. So if you’re at a loose end, and just fancy a bit of company (human or feline!), we will be here with our terrible jokes, but great cats, and decent coffee. We, at Purrple Cat Café have so much appreciation for your ongoing support (we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you guys!)
Tracey & all The Cattendants
(and Tilly, Billy, Harry, Gilbert, Bear, Whiskey, Yoda, Bubbles, Blossom, Buttercup, Hamish, Harris, Hubert, Merida, Drax, Victor, Groot, Rocket, Nebula, Jack, Isa, Starlord, Arran, Islay, Soozy, Skye, Ziggy, Stardust & Bowie)