Maison De Moggy

Cafe with cats….what is this?

Have you ever been to a cat cafe before? Yes? No? Well either way I would highly recommend visiting my lovely work.

Maison De Moggy was the first ever cat cafe in Scotland and we are the first cat cafe in Europe to have the Sphynx bread and her name is Elodie and she is the big star for our show. We have been running now for 3 years, first in Stockbridge and now we have moved to our permanent location of West port, just down from the Grassmarket in Edinburgh.

In the lovely sea of beautiful yellows and blues of the cafe we have 12 Moggy babies! 4 girls and 8 boys of which we have 7 breeds. Each of our babies have different personality’s and they are all well looked after and loved by not only their parents or the staff but our lovely customers, regulars and visitors alike.

I have been a part of this wonderful Moggy family for about a year now and it has been amazing, the opportunity to work here has made all my crazy cat lady dreams come true. As they say if you work at something you love then is it really working?Before anyone asks do I have a favourite, you honestly cant choose one, each is so different and all so lovely. I can really see the difference in them and how they act towards me now to when I first started. You build the relationship with them more and more throughout working her and a few have now came out their shell towards me which makes me so happy. Jacques our oldest one, is known as our gentle giant, he’s a 5 year old white Norwegian Forrest cat and he’s a giant baby. At first he would run away and not be too keen on my petting him but now a days, especially in the morning he is so loving towards me, all ways wanting attention and groomed. He truly is a gentle giant! This was such a big deal to me and to Jacques as he only takes a liking to a handful of people and I am proud that I am now one of them.

Pauline our Maine Coon is similar as she only takes a liking to some people, and we had a connection straight away. Some people like to say it’s because she’s a big goth cat and I’m a big goth gal so that’s why, and I believe this. She is such an amazing cat. But don’t get me wrong she is a very sassy diva at times, especially when it comes to being stroked! Much like Coco, our black British Short hair, she only likes her head being touched, avoid the tummy at all times!!! Or if you don’t you will feel the claws, teeth and hear the scream.

In all I would highly recommend visiting our lovely cafe, not only for our fabulous coffee and delicious cakes but for our moggys who are the true stars! Each have their own personally which means you will definitely bond with one if not more of our stars.

Maison De Moggy

Very brief intro to Maison De Moggy

Hello again You may or may not know my job title is Cat Nanny! Yup that really is a job, and I have to say it’s probably the best job title to ever have. Especially when I am a crazy cat lady. I wont lie, if I was asked where I saw myself this year I would have never of said I would be working at Maison De Moggy.

As a customer a few years ago I dreamed of working here, working in your slippers, getting to spend time with the babies one on one and just getting to work in such a relaxing environment. I’ve only been a few times before I worked there, so I knew how peaceful it is and how the it sort if runs and works. Although I must admit I never knew all the cats names off by heart when I first started, especially how you say Guillaume name. However, almost a year later and I’m a pro and feel like I’ve really come out my shell with this job. I’ve really become more outgoing, energetic and also gotten over my anxiety.

The most recent customer experience I had before working there was when I took my mum for mother’s day last year. She absolutely loved it there as she is also a fellow crazy cat lady so she was right at home. I’m sure the day we went was a Tuesday, it was after I had an interview at the art university we went to the cat session for the 1:15 slot. It was such a great experience to share with my mum, she loved it and she got her favourite cake, rocky road. The staff who where there at the time were so friendly and welcoming. Because it was quiet session they were more one on one telling us all about the cats and what they like. I remember talking to my mum about how amazing it would be to work there and let alone a few months later I do. It was really enjoyable time and I would recommend it to anyone who like cats or just needs an hour away from life. It is definitely a relaxing place and very therapeutic.

I have to say this is by far the best and my favourite job I have ever had and I love it so much. This is just a little overview of my first experience at Maison De Moggy. I’m going to later do more on what it is about, what to expect when you get there and also about all the wee babies in the cafe.

Any question you have feel free to ask away