Cat Cuddle Cafe

Sometimes all you need is a hug.  A hug actually makes you feel better, because a hormone known as oxytocin is released from your brain and sends messages to your body, which promote feelings of devotion, trust and bonding, which well, they make us feel happy. So if you’re in need of a hug, or just a different location to have a cup of coffee, or an activity to entertain the kids, I recommend the Cat Cuddle Cafe!


The Cat Cuddle Cafe was opened in 2015 by Pussies Galore Rescue, and is Brisbane’s first cat cuddle cafe.  


Why a Cat Cuddle Cafe?

Let’s ask them:

Cats are our passion and rescue is our mission. We wanted to create the perfect environment for cat lovers to enjoy and interact with cats.

To fulfil our mission of rescuing a ridiculous amount of cats, our cats will be highly trained to make you fall in love with them, ultimately leading to more adoptions. Seriously, they will be working it.

All of our kitties will be rescue cats. Unlike other cat café’s around the world, our cats will be up for adoption. Our adoption process though, is very stringent. Don’t think you are just going to walk out with one of our cuddle stars without being given the Spanish Inquisition.

We need to know that you have considered adding a fur baby or two to your family very seriously. This commitment is for the life of the cat and could be more than 20 years.






Parking Tips:


What is that hole? Is it alive? I shall pounce on it!

Need to know:

  1. You need to BOOK to have a cat cuddle experience. It is $10.50 per hour per person.  Coffee and cake are additional.  Book here
  2. Please do not disturb sleeping cats.
  3. Check what time the cats are most active- we had a 10am booking, and most of the adult cats were asleep, which meant that given the number of adults in the room, my kids were a little disappointed. They got a chance to play with the kittens, however, with around 10 + adults and kids all wanting a cuddle, the kittens soon tired of it all. They were happy to play with all the toys, however, Hamish didn’t really get a cuddle.  The manager helped out by bringing cats and placing them on his lap, however, they kept jumping off. Next time.
  4. You can do Yoga with the Cats (Thursday night $25) and also Knitting with the cats! Check the site for details, and if you do any of these- please send me photos!





Photograph donated to the Chapel Hill State School Silent Auction by Katische Haberfield

Chapel Hill State School Fete

There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back to the community that supports you and your family.  Which is why I am excited to announce my Gold sponsorship of the Chapel Hill State School Fete this year. I’ve donated three of my hugely popular Autumn leaf photographic canvases from the ‘wonderment’ collection to the silent auction. Visit the auction site here to place your bid. 100% of the proceeds go to the school, this year the goal is to upgrade and improve the playgrounds and sporting fields at the school to meet the demands of the growing number of students (up 30% over the past few years).

The three photographs up for auction are:


“Fifty Shades of Autumn”. Photograph taken in Stanthorpe.

Inner Glow

“Inner Glow”

Photograph donated to the Chapel Hill State School Silent Auction by Katische Haberfield

“Suddenly I see”

Be quick- place your bid today! The auction ends September 4th at 10:00pm.

The fete is on Saturday 5th September- details can be found here.