Monday, January 30, 2017

Cat food review: Bravo Feline Cafe

Fergus the Siamese cat with cans of food

Cats like Fergus with sensitivities to chicken often struggle to find cat food and cat treats that won't cause distress. Almost every single product made for cats these days has chicken ingredients buried in the fine print. (Seriously: The next time you go shopping for cat food or cat treats, read through the ingredients of foods that claim to be filled with "fish" or "turkey" and count how many have chicken in them. You'll be surprised.)

So I am always interested in new products that I can feed this little guy that actually do not have chicken in them in any way, shape or form. So when the Bravo Pet Food asked me to write a cat food review in exchange for a few samples of food, I was intrigued. I agreed to let Fergus sample two types of food: Beef Fricassee and Turkey Fricassee. The food was sent to me in return for an honest review. This post does contain an affiliate link.

Cans of Bravo cat food

Bravo is mainly known as a raw pet food producer. They have a long history of making raw diets for both dogs and cats, and from what I understand, those products are very well received and widely available. This is a new product line for the company.

These products are canned, and the canning process naturally heats and cooks the meats inside. People who want to feed raw won't want to feed these product lines. They are cooked.

But, these products come with the same quality assurances as the Bravo raw products. They are grain- and gluten-free, and made in the United States. They have no artificial flavors or colors. The very first ingredient is meat.

Fergus the cat eating canned food

These foods have a soft, creamy, pate-like consistency, so they're easy for cats to eat. They're not overly scented, which I thought might impact the appetite of little Fergus here. But I was wrong. As soon as that bowl hit the floor, he dug right in and ate his entire serving. Scent or no scent, he thought it was pretty tasty.

Fergus isn't overly picky, so I ran this food past our in-house gourmand cat Maggie, just to make sure it passed muster. Maggie is still terrified of me because I am still using a walker after my fall and subsequent broken leg of a few weeks ago, so she won't let me get close enough to snap photographs of her. But, she cleaned up her plate very quickly. And when she was done, she asked for seconds. She rarely does that.

This line of food is somewhat new, from what I understand, so it might not be available in all areas just yet. You can use this online tool to see what stores near you carry Bravo foods, but you might need to call those stores to ask if they're carrying the canned cat products. They may not have them in stock just yet.

I did find Bravo Beef Fricassee (Case of 24) on Amazon. (NOTE: This is an affiliate link. Each purchase brings me a little revenue, at no added cost to you.) That might be a good way to go if your home store doesn't carry the food and you'd like to try it.

Thanks for reading along! Do you think your cats would enjoy a food like this? Leave me a note in the comments and let me know. Love to hear what you think.

Disclaimers: This food was sent to me in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review, nor was I told what to say. This post contains an affiliate link which generates a small amount of revenue for me at no added cost to you.


  1. The flavor we love the most is chicken, so it's a good thing we don't have allergies. We're glad Fergus likes this food.

  2. Great review! Fergus' eyes are so gorgeous! <3 We just got our first Bravo food and so excited to try them out. I heard so much good about it! :)

  3. Prancie is allergic to chicken so it is good to know about this food. I usually just get her Natural balance venison, but she gets bored with it.