The Cafe Cat

.My name is Sally, and I like cafes and cats. And many other things, too. I started this blog in 2009 as a place to write café reviews, as if I were a cat skulking from place to place and making new friends, although that’s not to say I literally wrote as if I were a cat; it was just the concept in my head. At the time, I lived in a very small city in Spain and felt quite isolated. This was my way to connect beyond that place, and it’s taken me further than I had ever imagined.

Over the years, it has developed into a place for first drafted poems usually written on the underground (I found trying to complete things entirely impossible and limiting), amateur photography of the places that I love, the odd café, and a lot of recipes – these all fall into the series detailed a little more below. The Café Cat is also part of the reason I went on a long journey from teaching English in Spain, to becoming a Master Storyteller for my no1 tea company.

If you’ll indulge me, here’s more on why/what on the blog. If you won’t, meet me for a coffee/tea/walk (delete as appropriate) or drop me an email on thecafecat at hotmail dot com. If you’re just here to read, that’s ok, too.

I also contribute/have contributed to a few publications such as:

- Caffeine Magazine
- Jellied Eel
- Secret Escapes Blog
- Metropolitan Barcelona
- Kent Life

And many more. If you need a writer with expertise in coffee, tea, Kent, Barcelona or London, or a recipe writer, I'd be more than happy to help. 

Celia’s Saucer

In my kitchen I never have - and never will - cook by the book. You will always find recipes that are either completely made up, or have taken inspiration from elsewhere. I like to throw in whatever I feel might instinctively work and this (usually) serves me very well.

Food, for me, has always been about my grandma, Celia,who I spent a lot of my time with in the kitchen arguing over processes. She liked to do things a certain way, I like to do things however I feel like doing them. 

I often get comments about the brown/orange tea towel in the majority of my food pictures and it features so much. It was one of hers. 


I have a terrible habit of never finishing what I set out to write and you know what? That’s fine. For me, writing is a progressive, evolutionary act and so I try to publish in short, first drafts to give myself less of a hard time and the freedom to capture whatever I feel at a given time.

You can follow along on Instagram with the hashtag. I’d love it if you added your own, too.

#AWeekendWalk / #ALondonMorning / #PostcardsFromKent

Something of a stroller, I like to walk without any destination in mind unless there’s a cafe I want to check out. Why is it usually Kent? I lived there for many years and it has my heart. Clissold Park is also heavily featured.

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