Like me, I wonder if you’ve walked past the Tramway building on the corner of St Nicholas Cliff, thinking of it as the old-style cafe it was many years ago.
If so, I encourage you to stop and take another look.
The new Cat’s Pyjamas has most definitely had a make-over. But be assured, it still has a lovely quirky vintage feel to it but with some fresh additions to decor and lighting. The main change, however, is in the menu and drinks offer. This is not just a place to stop for tea and cake – though this is still very much on the menu, there is so much more.
The menu has a great modern feel, with something for everyone and all dietary requirements accommodated for. They have their own unique blend of coffee beans – a proper barista coffee experience, and there are 25 Gins and a range of cocktails. In addition, their Bottoms Up afternoon tea comes with an unlimited (2 hours) supply of Prosecco! As you can imagine, this makes The Cat’s Pyjamas popular with parties, and their upstairs room with fantastic views across the South Bay lends itself perfectly for group bookings.
Rachael and her family took over The Cat’s Pyjamas in December 2019 and had so many plans for the place, which inevitably got put on hold as the world stopped for COVID just a few short months into trading. Four generations of Flint’s moved to Scarborough to run this dream business and start a new life by the coast. Finally, two years on, their plans are beginning to take shape.
The family have plans to make more of the ample alfresco dining space, particularly on an evening with a continental bistro experience, especially during the summer months. In addition, they are looking forward to planning themed evenings and events that will appeal to locals and tourists alike. I can see that going down a storm in this location, and I will certainly look out for further details.
If you haven’t stopped by this place for a while, I encourage you to take in the fantastic views, sup a delicious coffee (or gin), sample the great food on offer and sit back for a while listening to the upbeat music.