Our Story

"We welcome you to a cafe like no other !"


The Cat’s Meow Café is a unique vintage-styled café where you are invited to join us for delectable old-school delights.

So what does the Cat’s Meow mean? It was a slang term used in the 1920’s by the flappers to describe something that they admired – the epitome of cool. Today we would use “awesome” “cool” or “amazing”. Similar terms from that era included the Bees Knees, the Ducks Nuts and the Cat’s Pyjamas. So I guess you could ask – what does all this have to do with a café? For the owners it provided them with the perfect opportunity to combine the things that were very cool for them – vintage treasures and great food!.



David and Sonia Caisley opened the Cat’s Meow in October 2014. Both local Townsvillian’s with a deep love for all things foodie and vintage. We spend most of our waking hours thinking, talking or finding great food creations or vintage treasures! We are supported with a fabulously passionate team of professionals who strive to provide you with a special experience on every visit! We are very passionate about our local community, and are strongly committed to supporting local businesses. Our journey so far has provided us with the opportunity to share these passions with our customers, and we look forward to welcoming all our customers – new and old – on all our next adventures! .