A cat café is set to open in Brighton.

Munchies Craft Cat Café will be welcoming its new furry friends in the next few months as it looks to become the first establishment of its kind in the city.

The business has traded as a café and bar for four years but now its feline-mad owner wants to bring the concept to The Lanes.

Ash Kazmaz, who owns and manages Munchie's said: "I love cats, I seriously love them and my business partner is too. We were talking about cats and going to events every day and he suggested that we should do it.

"I want about eight or ten cats. The numbers might vary because our next step is to help people adopt the cats as well.

"The feedback has been amazing, people can’t wait."

The Argus: Inside the cat cafeInside the cat cafe (Image: Munchies Cat Cafe)

Ash said that the café was in the process of converting into a cat café and would be welcoming its first felines in the coming months.


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The café has already received a wave of support with more than 400 people expressing their interest on the business's website and social media.

In the meantime, customers are welcome to bring their own cats with the café offering beds, scratching posts and cat toys dotted around the site.

The Argus: Munchie's Cat Cafe in Market StreetMunchie's Cat Cafe in Market Street (Image: The Argus)

The café also wants to partner with shelters in the area to foster cats and help them be adopted.

Munchies first opened in Market Street in 2020 shortly after the Covid-19 lockdowns.

The café would be the first of its kind in Brighton and one of only a select few in Sussex.

Two cat cafes are already open in East Sussex in Eastbourne and Rye.

Cat cafes are an interactive dining concept where customers can eat and drink surrounded by furry friends.

Munchies Craft Cat Café is currently open and hopes to welcome its first cats by the end of May.