Saturday, 22 February 2014

Afternoon tea at Catwalk Cafe: Our 3rd Anniversary

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Today is mine and Josh's 3rd anniversary of being a couple, yay! To mark the occasion we decided to pop to a local-ish town to try out a vintage style cafe that had previously been recommended to us.

We booked a table a couple of days ago, then headed to The Catwalk Cafe for lunchtime today. We were met at the door by a waitress dressed in a traditional, almost victorian style, waitress outfit and we were shown to our little table. The walls of the cafe are covered in vintage artwork, alongside chalkboards showing today's specials plus upcoming events at the cafe. One of the upcoming events included a Mother's Day tea complete with 1940's musicians and singers! It would be so lovely to be enjoying your afternoon tea while listening to a vintage band too.

There was so much food; sandwiches (a plate of extra veggie choices for Josh too), cakes and scones plus unlimited tea for the whole time we were in the cafe. Once we'd filled up on food we had a look round the rest of the cafe, where there were loads of cute vintage inspired goodies for sale. There was a lot of jewellery, handbags, shoes and even Lily Lolo makeup. Attached to the inside of the cafe is also a bespoke corset and wedding dress company, which I had a quick peek at. The dresses are so unique and beautiful, definitely something to make an impact at a special event. 

We both had a lovely day out today, it was a nice but cheap way to celebrate our anniversary :) we're trying to conserve our money for some exciting adventures in Thailand - only 4 days to wait! How do you celebrate anniversaries, Valentine's Day or any other special occasions?         


  1. That sounds like a wonderful place to celebrate also that food looks sooo delicious! we usually celebrate with a dinner and a walk also!

  2. Oh this just looks totally gorgeous! Love it. I do love afternoon tea, it's so photogenic too, which pleases me a lot xx

  3. Um..YUM!! that café is a must next time when we visit. It looks delicious and congrats on the massive milestone!

  4. Ah congrats on your anniversary lovely! Sounds like the perfect day out!

  5. this place looks and sounds amazing <3 love your photos too :D

  6. Awww, this looked like such a sweet afternoon! The tea/food looks yummy. We always celebrate our anniversary with a nice meal or a trip away if we can afford it. Can't wait to read all about your trip to Thailand!

    Tara xo