WE shared the news that The Buttered Cat officially opened on Tuesday, March 5 by owner Andrew 'Jabba' Davenport. 

This comes five months after the cafe, which will open in the unit previously occupied by I Love Cafe in Carlisle's Kinmont Arcade, was announced by the owner of popular businesses Get Modified and Get Pierced.

On Friday, March 1 the News & Star was invited for an exclusive first look inside the cafe as Andrew, alongside his baristas Laura Brown and Marisa Crane, prepared the new spot for its grand opening. 

Here's what readers thought.

Elaine White said: "Can't wait to try this out looks great," and Paula Rowland said: "Congratulations Jabba and crew."

Andy Sabin-Hope said: "Well done and good luck to you all," while Andrea Trager said: "Looks great, will have to pop in."

Paula Clark said: "Well done Andrew Davenport we will be in soon for cake and coffee."

Ryan King also said: "Well done Andrew Davenport! Next time I'm through Carlisle I'll pop in for a coffee mate."

Esther Allen tagged her friends and said: "Christine Orr Fiona Sheridan Gail Meyer somewhere new for us to try."

Samantha Cowley also tagged her friend, saying: "Pamela Spooner we should try this cafe one day."

Many other readers including Lizzi Devlin, Alison Jayne Stuart, Kate Joanne Budniak and Karl Richardson congratulated Andrew Davenport on opening the business