We'll no longer have to get our feline fix by stalking bodega cats because a cat cafe is coming to NYC! Pet food company Purina One will open a pop up pussycat coffee shop this Thursday, April 24th at events space 168 Bowery and will opurrrrrrate through Sunday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Squee! Update: Here are our photos and videos from a media preview!
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!
San Francisco's KitTea cafe will open at some point this year but NYC hasn't been graced with a kitty cafe until now. And who cares that it's a corporate stunt? Kitties!