New York City’s first permanent cat cafe opened last week with the help of Rachael Ray, who stopped by to donate a bunch of kitty grub for the inaugural inhabitants. Named the Meow Parlour, the establishment is using an online reservation system to allow people to book coffee time with the cats — although with appointment slots already taken through December, what’s an inquisitive feline fancier to do? Why, check out this selection of early pictures from inside the cat cafe!
The cat cafe’s first wave of residents were taking to the press attention with much gusto. This talkative chap is likely telling the WNYC reporter all about his hard-hitting views on the plight of bodega cats.
That canny cat lady Ms. Swift sure gets everywhere these days!
Adding layers to your lounging is essential for this winter season.
The bespoke furniture offers ample opportunities for surprise attacks and shenanigans.
The window to the soul can be a tricky thing, especially in Manhattan.
This crafty Calico is already using the cat cafe as an opportunity to start his own pop-up food truck.
A fresh and fancy twist on the classic cat-in-a-box concept!
Read the latest on cat cafes:
- Rachael Ray Helps Launch NYC’s First Permanent Cat Cafe
- Cat Cafes Struggle to Find Space to Open in Canada
- A Cat Cafe Is Brewing in Seattle
- We Visit Oakland’s Cat Town Cafe, the First Cat Cafe in the U.S.
About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.