New York Is Getting Its Second Cat Café This September

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It’s called Koneko, which means ‘kitten’ in Japanese
New York’s Second Cat Café

Photo In the cat cafe Modified: Flickr/MsSaraKelly/CC 4.0

The new cat cafe is called Koneko and is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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.

All of the cats at the café will be up for adoption. Koneko is also planning events with Anjellicle Cats as well as City Critters and K9 Kastle.

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.

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