Given the overwhelming response to last month’s pop-up cat café, it would have been a cat-astrophe if the cat café didn’t become a permanent reality. But fear not: Meow Parlour, New York, America’s first and only permanent cat café, will be open for business next month at 46 Hester Street, where you can mix and mingle with adorable kitties (all up for adoption from Kitty Kind!) while sipping on some coffee from the Meow Parlour Patisserie.
Meow Parlour is the brainchild of Christine Ha, a pastry chef at New York’s popular Macaron Parlour. Visitors can rent time in the room (it’s $4 for every half hour), and there’s a five-hour maximum playtime. Plus, you can make a reservation in advance online. It will cost you extra to bring a child under 10 ($12 per child), and they will have to come during specific allotted times. (We’re picturing a whole lot of unfortunate chasing and tail-pulling here).
Given the fact that last month’s cat café pop-up resulted in long lines around the block, and the decades-long success that these feline-centric spots have encountered in both Europe and Asia, where the concept was born, we’re sure that the Meow Parlour’s kitty residents will be adopted out very soon.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi