New York City is about to get its second cat café.
The first cat café, Meow Parlour, opened its doors last December on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This new café, called Koneko, will also be located on the Lower East Side, at 26 Clinton Street. Koneko means “kitten” in Japanese.
Visitors can order coffee or sake at the café area and, of course, play with cats. There will be a Cat Garden where the felines can frolic outside. All cats will be from Anjellicle Cats Rescue, an organization that saves at-risk cats scheduled to be euthanized.
Reservations for Koneko are strongly encouraged. It costs $15 per person per hour and reservations begin on September 14.
Cat cafés are a popular trend brought over from Asia — we hope more pop up across America in the near future.