The East Coast Will Not Be Outdone By The West; NYC Is Getting A Cat Cafe, Too


Cat unrelated to this story beyond the fact that it is also a cat. (flaimo)

Put away the boxes and unpack your suitcase, East Coast folks — you no longer have to move to Oakland in order to live closer to a cat café. All coasts striving to be equal, New York City is stepping up for the eastern folk and will soon get its first cat/coffeehouse combo. Not a cathouse, to be clear.

Meow Parlor will open on Dec. 15 reports Eater (and every person who knows you likes cats and will send you links about this), and is the brainchild of the people behind a bakery called Macaron Parlour.

It sounds a lot like previous cat cafés, both pop-up and permanent: The area with the cats is kept separate from the space selling hot beverages and pastries. You can bring your food into the cat room if you’re looking for that same cathair garnish you find at home, but cats stay where they are.

Guests pay $4 for every half hour they rent with the cats, with a cap on visits at five hours. At that point you probably just need to get a cat of your own. Reservations can be made online, which will likely be a more convenient choice than just trying to walk in and cuddle.

The cats come from rescue centers and will be available for adoption. Oh and there’s free WiFi, because all your friends definitely need you to social media the heck out of that visit.

Meow Parlour, New York City’s Very First Cat Cafe, Opens Next Month on Hester Street []

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