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