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RSPCA Black Cat Cafe

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by Jane Wong (subscribe)
My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddyandsam
Published November 13th 2016
The dog friendly Black Cat Cafe with cat enclosures
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Outside Black Cat Cafe.


Introduction

RSPCA Black Cat Cafe recently opened its doors as a unique and interactive cafe with distinct characteristics. With both outdoor and indoor cat enclosures located adjacent to the cafe, patrons can watch the cats play while enjoying delicious food and refreshments.

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The outdoor cat enclosure.



Location & Purpose

Located at RSPCA's Brisbane Animal Care Campus in Wacol, one of the most significant animal welfare facilities in the southern hemisphere, RSPCA Black Cat Cafe sets out to provide refreshments to patrons of either the Adoption Centre, Op Shop, or World For Pets Pet Store - 100% of profits stay with the RSPCA. Black Cat Cafe provides a further avenue at the Brisbane Animal Care Campus to raise vital funds for RSPCA, a charity organisation in which 99% of its annual funds come from donations and community support.

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Dogs are welcome, but remember to make sure the animals at RSPCA aren't negatively influenced by your pet.



Food

Being part of the RSPCA, Black Cat Cafe use only humane food on the menu - their whole eggs, eggs used in sauces, and baked food are cage free. Similarly, their chicken and pork come from higher welfare systems through Choose Wisely, an initiative of the RSPCA's. They offer a wide variety of hot foods, baked goods, and desserts, in addition to an extensive drinks menu. Some of their items are displayed at the counter.



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Breakfast & lunch menu at Black Cat Cafe.


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Burgers, children, and desserts menu.


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Drinks menu.


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Variety of food items on display at the counter.


I decided on a Turkish Ham, as well as an Iced Chocolate, as it was a hot day - turns out, it was just what I needed to recharge my energies from the heat! The Turkish Ham was brought out quickly, and tasted fresh and delicious - it may look simple, but it was heated just the right amount, with cheese melting in your mouth.

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Ham Turkish.

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Iced chocolate.



Seating

There is plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors, with either option providing patrons with views of the cats RSPCA currently have up for adoption, through the cat enclosures.

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Outdoor seating.


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More outdoor seating options.


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Indoor seating.



Facilities for dogs

Even though this cafe is named after felines rather than canines, they have plenty of facilities for pooches - as expected from RSPCA, an organisation that places animal wellbeing first and foremost. There is a water bowl provided for dogs, and, with the cafe directly facing a fully fenced off grassy area (used for prospective adopters to get to know the dog they are interested in), it's like having a park within a cafe - the staff at RSPCA let Eddy in for a romp, as long as there were no dogs in there. After all, potential adoptions of course come first. In addition, perhaps most importantly (at least for Eddy), Black Cat Cafe have vegemite treats available for the lucky doggie patrons!

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Vegemite dog treats.


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Water bowl for dogs (and for humans too, up above).


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Happy as can be during his romp!


There is also a machine operated dog wash and a large pet store, World For Pets, that stock an extensive range of pet products - including tasty Rocky Road treats! Again, similar to Black Cat Cafe, profits from World For Pets go directly towards supporting RSPCA animals.

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Dog wash.


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Eddy was not very impressed with this impromptu bath.


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But the treats made up for it.



Final notes

There are many things that set Black Cat Cafe at RSPCA's Animal Care Centre Campus at Wacol apart from other cafes - in addition to doggy treats available for purchase, and only foods from humane sources for people, most importantly, the profits from this cafe go directly towards supporting the many animals that RSPCA takes care of, day in and day out. What are you waiting for - get eating and drinking with your pooch for a good cause!

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When: Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm
Phone: (07) 3426 9999
Where: 139 Wacol Station Rd, Wacol QLD 4076
Your Comment
A bath after food is absolutely good for Eddy :)
by ycwong (score: 2|512) 943 days ago
I can empathise with Eddy having his pic taken during his bath. He was, after all, nekkid without his harness.

I saw a pic of you in a dog suit at the RSPCA night market. You looked so cute with your little black nose. :)
by rosha (score: 2|138) 953 days ago
Another amazing place to visit
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 953 days ago
A great place to visit for pet lovers 👍👍
by lokyl (score: 2|408) 911 days ago
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