The Cat’s Meow of Bakeries

cat-207583_640If you love cats and enjoy pastries – you’re in luck now in SoHo. Meow Parlour has just opened and this is New York City’s first permanent cat cafe. Yes, you heard that correctly.

Meow Parlour comes from two bakery owners who already have Macaron Parlour. They have partnered with KittyKind, a rescue group for cats, to create a place for people to get pastries and check out the adoptable cats.

As Meow Parlour co-founder Emilie Legrand said, “Our goal is to have as many cats adopted as possible. Our partnership with KittyKind is very important to us.”

As many as 20 customers at a time can sit and relax here. But you’re charged for your time at Meow Parlour at the rate of $4 for every half our. There is a children’s hour as well for $6 per hour.

As Christina Ha, co-founder, said “Our space is designed with both people and cats in mind. I hope people are happy coming here; to enjoy some coffee and pastries, and to relieve some stress.”

At the moment the cafe, with the full name Meow Parlour Patisserie, is only open by appointment. They hope to start inviting walk-ins next month.