Tucked away in Townsville, North Queensland, is the Cat's Meow Café in what used to be an old wares shop , part of its stock displayed about the surprising interior. Our S(h)ipping Reporter, looking for maritime oddities, recently ventured into the vintage café and soon had latte on his whiskers , watched by a shelf of cats .
The table he sat at sipping his latte, gazing about at the old bottles, assorted china , Toby jugs , a variety of bric-a-brac , was covered with pages from an action comic . A fire truck pedal car , below , was inspected .
There were flights of ducks and a pheasant on a wall , early photographs .
The café is located in shop 7, 262 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park and is near a bookshop . There is also a large Lifeline store close by from which our floating S(h)ipping Reporter discovered interesting old sheet music which will feature in future posts .
The expression the cat's whiskers means excellent , superior or better than anyone .