There are some awesome cat cafes in New York. From New York City to Brooklyn, if you’re a cat lover you absolutely have to visit one of New York’s cat cafes.
Personally, I can think of few things I’d rather do my time than enjoy a drink and a light snack while being surrounded by cats!
But then I am a crazy cat guy.
Whether you’re also a cat person or you’re just interested to visit a cat cafe for the first time, I know you’re going to have a great time.
Here are a list of the best cat cafes in New York:
Cat Cafes in New York
|Cat Cafe||Tel Number||Address||Website|
|Meow Parlour||NA||New York, NY||meowparlour.com|
|Koneko||646-370-5699||New York, NY||konekonyc.com|
|The Brooklyn Cat Cafe||347-946-2286||Brooklyn, NY||catcafebk.com|
Address – 46 Hester St, New York, NY 10002
Phone – NA
Website – https://www.meowparlour.com/
Meow Parlour is located in New York and had 5-6 cats at the time of publishing. All of their cats had been taken in from a shelter and were available for adoption.
This means, not only can you come in and enjoy the company of some gorgeous cats, if you fall in love with one, you can apply to adopt them!
There is Wi-Fi, a wide range of food and drink options, and they sell loads of kitty-related accessories.
Address – 26 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
Phone – 646-370-5699
Website – https://www.konekonyc.com/
Self-billed as “America’s first Japanese-inspired cat café”, Koneko offers a unique and interesting insight into what a Japanese cat cafe in the heart of Tokyo is like.
This cafe is more than just a cat cafe. You get to enjoy Japanese culture in a safe and fun environment, and they have up to 20 cats!
All of their cats are adoptable, they were “at-risk” and taken in from their partner Anjellicle Cats Rescue.
The Brooklyn Cat Cafe
Address – 76 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone – 347-946-2286
Website – https://www.catcafebk.com/
Brooklyn Cat Cafe says they are the “only non-profit cat cafe in New York City, and are an adoption center and social space run by the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition.”
All of their cats are adoptable, and they provide a fun and interactive space for their cats – while you enjoy some light refreshments.
I recommend checking out their live Kitten Cam where you can keep an eye on what their kittens that are separate from the main cafe area are kept.
What to Expect From a Cat Cafe
For first-time cat cafe visitors, you’re in for a real treat!
The first thing you should do before visiting a cat cafe is read the rules on their website. It’s important for the safety and wellbeing of their cats that you know what you should and shouldn’t do.
Sometimes there will be a waiver or a release form to fill out before visiting, too. This is just a legal document covering the business in (the rare) case of an injury or accident of some kind.
Next, you will likely have to book a time slot to visit. Some cafes charge per time spent, $10 for 30 minutes is a typical price.
Some charge a one-off fee and you can stay much longer. But you will almost always have to book a time slot.
This is to ensure there aren’t too many customers turning up. A lot fewer customers can be in a cat cafe at the same time as a regular cafe.
This is to ensure the cats are not stressed by all the foot traffic and people trying to fuss and pet them.
It’s a win-win though. You get to be in a cafe with fewer people and more space, no long waiting times to be served!
How Many Cats Are in Cat Cafes?
The number of cats in a cat cafe depends on the size of the cafe, the preference of the owners, and what regulations there are where the cafe is located.
Generally speaking, you should expect to see around 8-10 cats. This doesn’t mean that you’ll get to see or interact with all of the cats though.
As you can probably expect, there is a good chance that some – if not most – of the cats will be sleeping or relaxing.
A lot of cat cafes tend to have younger cats. This is because younger cats are better at adapting to such an environment, they’ll be awake more, and willing to play and be more curious.
Most cat cafes take in cats from shelters and rescuers in need of a home though, so you never know what type, age, and mix of cats you’ll find.
Find a Cat Cafe Near You: State Listings
If you want to find more cat cafes near you or across the US, please click any of the states below to see a list of cat cafes in that state:
|Missouri||Nevada||New Jersey||New York|
*All information was as correct as possible at the time of publishing. If you can see any of the information is now out of date, please drop me a message and I’ll update it, thanks!
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