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Cats Vs Dogs – Cafe Edition

LOVE cats? Love dogs? Love food? Then a must visit it is Pudding Chare Lane, Newcastle.

Situated just a short 1 minute walk from the train station, the street is home to animal cafes Mog on the Tyne and Dog and Scone.

So cats… or dogs?

Mog On The Tyne 

The original North East cat café; the Mog on the Tyne is a welcoming, friendly cat café. Any cat lover will be immediately at home with more cats than you can shake a very large stick at walking freely about the venue.

Owner Katie Jane said: “I’ve always loved cats… and after university I was working in a café and I thought why not put these two things together”.

KATIE JANE: OWNER OF MOG ON THE TYNE

KATIE JANE: OWNER OF MOG ON THE TYNE

The café offers a selection of food and drinks but the real draw obviously are the cats.

When setting up the business Katie was very insistent on adopting rescue cats from a local shelter saying it was important to adopt local. However, when abroad on holiday in Thailand Ms. Jane fell in love with two cats at a sanctuary and helped out by bringing them back with her.

Dog and Scone 

Situated just next door is dog café, Dog and Scone.

The dog café offered the same high quality and friendly service as next door just replacing the cats with their canine counterparts.

The dogs while louder than their feline friends offered just as much enjoyment for the customer with small dogs chasing toys all over the café floor.

Owner Sean Shi said: “After I visited a dog café in Asia, I was inspired.”

SEAN SHI: OWNER OF DOG AND SCONE

SEAN SHI: OWNER OF DOG AND SCONE

Who’s the winner?

Both businesses offered a high quality and friendly service however as a dog lover Noodles and the Dog and Scone take the Pudding Chare crown.

 

NOODLES: LIVES AT DOG AND SCONE

NOODLES: LIVES AT DOG AND SCONE

 

Check out below when YDT went along to Pudding Chare to do serious journalistic work/play with the cute animals.

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