The cafe has been massively impacted by the pandemic.
Announcing the sad news on their social media channels just today, Cat Cafe Manchester will be closing its doors for good – saying goodbye to their Northern Quarter venue where they’ve resided for the past four and a half years. And as a result, the owners are in need of loving homes to send their resident cats, who’ve put smiles on the faces of many customers over the years.
The announcement read: “We are truly heartbroken to announce this news, however due to COVID19 Cat Cafe Manchester will be closing its doors.
“Our lease at 103 High Street a coming to an end and unfortunately we haven’t been able to agree new terms with our landlord. It has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but as it stands we simply cannot afford to continue in our current unit.”
And while it’s sad news for those who frequented the cafe pre-pandemic, the owners are still looking ahead – hoping to relaunch in the future at a brand new venue.
The cafe was home to ten resident cats and served a breakfast and lunch menu alongside hot drinks. Cat Cafe Manchester closed 9 weeks ago as a result of the November lockdown, and has been unable to re-open ever since due to Manchester entering Tier 4. The cats will be re-homed between family and staff members.
[Featured image: Cat Cafe Manchester]