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Meow Parlour officially opens on LES on Monday

It will be the city’s first cat café

December 14, 2014 02:42PM

A NYC pop-up cat cafe from earlier this year

A NYC pop-up cat cafe from earlier this year

Tomorrow the city’s first permanent cat café will open at 46 Hester Street on the Lower East Side.

The shop, dubbed Meow Parlour, will serve macarons along with a purrrfect portion of kitty love, according to Untapped Cities. In all, the café houses 12 cats – which are adoptable.

“I really wanted a space where both cats and people would feel comfortable,” Christina Ha, co-founder and head pastry chef at the popular Macaron Parlour bakery, said. “In the cat cafés I’ve visited, I noticed that people talk more softly than in regular cafés, and that contributes to a relaxing atmosphere. Cats have this soothing effect on people and, in Tokyo, it looked like customers were there primarily to enjoy a quiet retreat.”

One-on-one time with a cat will cost you $4 per half hour, or $30 for the maximum five-hour period. [Untapped Cities] Christopher Cameron

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