This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid, Wheelchair, Powerchair
The entrance to the Kitty Café is a wide, manually operated door that is easy to open from both a walking frame and wheelchair. The desk where you sign in and pay for entry has a low-down section making it easy to talk to the receptionist and sign in. The receptionist will then release the lock on a similar door as the first (to keep the cats in!) and you are shown to your table by a member of staff. The tables are spaced about but obviously there are cats and cat toys on the floor which you might need to move out of the way. The cats are highly used to prams and wheelchairs, so know not to stand in the way. Most of the tables and chairs are movable and perfectly accessible from a wheelchair. There is only one area which has two steps up to it, but there is plenty of seating elsewhere, and if you let them know beforehand they can make sure that your reserved table isn’t on this platform. On my latest visit there were at least five wheelchairs, and three prams in the café at the same time, plus other customers; they are very accommodating. There is a wide range of choice on the menu and table service is provided. You are free to wander around the café as you please, or you can stay in one place and let the cats come to you if you prefer.
Transport & Parking
The Kitty Café is in Leeds city centre, and is close to both the train and bus station, and several bus stops. There are a few disabled parking spaces around the corner, but taxis do not have anywhere nearby to drop off customers. The street is level and smooth, so is very easy to traverse.
The toilets are through a manual door at the back of the café, and includes a disabled toilet. I’ve never used it myself, so I’m not sure if they have full changing facilities or not.
The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating, and treat you with the same respect as any other customer. The cats are all friendly and very curious around wheelchairs, and treat you with the usual disdain cats have for everybody. Sooty in particular is very bold and will happily climb all over you in order to satisfy his curiosity.