Cat Fun in SoHo

If you’re obsessed with your cat and you live in SoHo, then you’re in luck. A new cat cafe is opening on Grand Street called Little Lions. It should open in the next two to three months and is actually the result of a crowd-sourcing campaigned launched by cat-loving alumni of the tech industry.

Erin McShane raised even more than the $65,000 that she was hoping for to open her tea house and “cat sanctuary.” Now, it’s not actually a place where you can bring your own cat. Rather, you can cuddle up to kittens from the organization called Angellicle Cat Rescue. She plans to have eight to twelve cats in the space at one time.

Don’t get too excited about being able to cuddle with the cats while you drink your coffee, however. The Health Department rules prohibit animals in the eatery so the cats will be in a storefront that is totally separate from the cafe. The cats will be visible from the cafe behind a glass wall and visitors can pay an admission fee to play with the cats.