For One Brief, Shining Moment, New York City Will Get Its Own Cat Cafe


A pet food company is opening up a cat cafe in New York City, but cat lovers won’t have very long to enjoy it.

Unlike the one planned for San Francisco, this is just a pop up cafe that will only be open for three days. (Sorry!) But, according to Gothamist it’s still a great opportunity to help our evil Cat Overlords find new bases of operation adorable kitties find new homes. Time to get your squee on, New Yorkers.

The company plans to fill the space with adorable felines from Long Island-based rescue organization North Shore Animal League. Visitors get to play with and nuzzle all the kitties; and if you want to keep the heavy petting going, all the cats will be available for adoption. The cafe portion of the pop-up comes from a Brooklyn-based artisan coffee roaster that’s yet to be named—though the casually placed Cafe Grumpy mugs in photos could be an indication of what’s in store—and all the food and beverages will be free!

The cat cafe, operated by Purina One will be open at events space 168 Bowery from Thursday, April 24th to Sunday, April 27th, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Image via Shutterstock.

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