The wait is over, cat lovers! Next month the city's first official cat cafe will debut on the Lower East Side, bringing fuzzy kitties and hot lattes to New Yorkers. Meow Parlour will open at 46 Hester Street on December 15th, offering rentable half hour slots to scratch, pet, and play with some adorable—and adoptable!—cats, reports Eater. Brace yourself for some serious cat scratch fever.

Luckily, lines won't be an issue, as visitors can secure their spots ahead of time online. They'll offer half hour slots for $4 with the option to stay up to five hours, making use of their wifi and patisserie products. Hey, that's cheaper than therapy! Proprietors Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand run Macaron Parlour, so expect some tasty goodies to eat and drink while you play with the cats (you can bring food into the cat area but not vice versa).

Gimmicky as they may sound, the cafes are a wonderful opportunity for shelter kitties to get some love before they're (hopefully) adopted by cafe patrons. These cats come courtesy of KittyKind, a nonprofit rescue group, just one of many organizations dedicated to helping homeless kitties. All the more reason to help fund NYC's other potential cat cafe, which hopes to open next spring.