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Cat Cafés in New York City

Cat Cafés in New York City

Play with adoptable cats at 1 of 3 cat cafés in New York City

Love cats but can't have one due to a family allergy or strict landlord? Visit a cat café, where you can socialize, play, and hang out with cats that are adoptable through various animal rescues.

Cat Cafés in Manhattan

Koneko Cat Cafe

26 Clinton St., Lower East Side

Hours: Café: Monday and Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-9pm; Cattery: Monday and Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-9pm (closed everyday from 3-4pm)

Admission: $20 for 1 hour; reservations recommended

Koneko, which means kitten in Japanese, takes its inspiration from the cat cafés in Japan, with an artisanal Japanese-influenced menu. The café’s mission is to find loving homes for its cats, which are pulled from the at-risk list—a list of cats in NYC that are scheduled to be euthanized—by its partner Anjellicle Cats Rescue. Cat lovers can reserve 1-hour slots to hang out in the Cattery (children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult), and Wednesdays at the Cattery (11am-8pm) are Kids Days, when children younger than 8 can visit. Koneko also hosts birthday parties for “kiddycats”.


Meow Parlour

46 Hester St., Lower East Side

Hours: Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 12-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-8pm

Admission: $6 for 30 minutes; reservations recommended

Visitors at Meow Parlour can purchase food and beverages from Macaron Parlour and enjoy their treats in the company of a furry friend for 30 minutes up to 5 hours. Meow Parlour teamed up with KittyKind, a no-kill rescue group, to bring cats to its café. All cats in the café are available for adoption. In addition to regular hours for children older than 11 and adults, the café offers special times for children 10 and younger (Monday-Tuesday, and Thursday, 4-5pm; the first and third Sunday of the month, 11am-12pm; $8 per person), and Yoga & Kitties for children 12 and older and adults (see website for times; $22 per person). Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and all visitors must sign a waiver.


Cat Cafés in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Cat Cafe

149 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights

Hours: Monday and Thursday, 1-8pm; Wednesday, 1-7pm; Friday, 1-7:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-7:30pm

Admission: $5 for 30 minutes; price varies for special events; reservations recommended

Visitors at Brooklyn Cat Café can purchase packaged foods and drinks, many of which are made by local businesses, or purchase food and drinks from Atlantic Bagel Café, which will donate 10 percent of sales from café patrons to the cat café. Brooklyn Cat Café has a small nook set up for children with books and games, and the café hosts movie nights for adults and children. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult, and all visitors must have a signed release form. As a nonprofit run by Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, all cats in the café are available for adoption.

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Main image: Visitors at Brooklyn Cat Café can play with cats that are adoptable through Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition.
Courtesy Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition Inc.


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