Preston’s cat café appeals for public support to secure new premises

Posted on - 6th March, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre
Two of the cats you might meet at Lazy Cat Cafe

The owners of Lazy Cat Café have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help secure new premises in Preston city centre.


Co-owner Dave Robb says he has had to close the Cannon Street café due to the planned demolition of the current building.

Since opening in September 2018, the café has proven extremely popular with visitors, even ranking number one on TripAdvisor for Preston cafés.

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Now Dave is hoping this popularity will encourage people to contribute to the crowdfunder. New premises have been provisionally agreed in Lancaster Road, and Dave is aiming to raise £15,000 towards securing the location, plus improvements, fittings and Council approvals.

Dave says the new premises will allow the café to expand its offering, with food including afternoon tea being served, events such as singles nights, group therapy and wellbeing sessions – and potentially more cats.

Owners Dave and Kathy outside the old premises in Cannon Street
Owners Dave and Kathy outside the old premises in Cannon Street

Dave said: “I feel Lazy Cat Café has been a huge success in Preston so far. The big move is very exciting for us however, there is still a lot to do.

“It’s been very encouraging having so many people support us with kind words and through the campaign itself.

“It is amazing what Crowdfunding can achieve and really shows the spirit of the community, and that together they can help businesses and start-ups like ours flourish and say they were a part of it.

“Finally, all those that have said working here is a dream job, well, we will be recruiting, so keep an eye on social media!”

To find out more visit the Lazy Cat Café crowdfunding page.

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What do you think of the campaign? Are you a fan of Lazy Cat Café? Let us know in the comments.

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