THEY’RE HAPPENING CATS
New kids on the block are a couple who have opened a cat cafe and cultural hub for Hawkshead.
Partners Emma Watson, 32, and Luke Brown, 28, are behind ‘Kittchen’ which comprises a cafe downstairs and an events area above.
Events include themed cinema screenings, live music, poetry session and arts and crafts for children.
The cafe is also home to five rescue cats called Kiki, Bill, Gilbert, Bruno and Daisy and it features an array of cat literature, toys and climbing apparatus
‘Our tag line is Café, Culture, Cats,’ says Emma. ‘This pretty much sums up exactly what we do.’
‘We are cat people, and we find customers love to sit with them on their laps in a relaxed atmosphere. The cats are very affectionate, and some people come back time and again to enjoy their welcoming and friendly reception.’
The couple are striving for Kittchen to serve 100 per cent local produce. Already tea is from New Leaf Tea Tasters in Near Sawrey and the coffee from Carlisle, breakfast is supplied by Lakeland Mues and pork pies come from Higginson’s, platters of local cheeses and, of course, pickles from Hawkshead Relish are all on offer..
Luke and Emma aim for 100 per cent locally sourced produce