Cat Cafe

Koneko Cat Cafe Debuts on Clinton Street Today

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:18 am

So, it turns out America’s first “authentic Japanese-style cat cafe” needed an extra two days to put things in order. The Koneko cat cafe will actually open today, as opposed to its initial goal of Monday afternoon. “Opening up the shop has been like herding cats…literally,” Koneko owner Benjamin Kalb wrote on its Facebook page. “We’re therefore […]

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Koneko Cat Cafe Opens Next Monday on Clinton Street, Boasts Feline-Focused Garden Mural

Posted October 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

Self-proclaimed as America’s first “authentic Japanese-style cat cafe,” Koneko debuts next week at 26 Clinton Street. Reservations have been open since August, but the official opening date is set for Monday (October 26). Owner Benjamin Kalb confirmed as much in a recent post to Twitter. The security gates are usually shuttered so scoping the interior […]

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Get Ready for Koneko, the Newest Cat Cafe on the Lower East Side

Posted August 5, 2015 at 9:23 am

Let the cat fighting begin. The Lower East Side will soon have two cat cafes to its name. A year after Meow Parlour debuted down on Hester Street, the concept found another taker. Principal Benjamin Kalb is installing “America’s first authentic Japanese Cat Cafe” at 26 Clinton Street. It’s called Koneko, which translates to “kitten,” […]

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‘Meow Parlour’ on Hester Street is Your Best Chance to Play with Cats in Cafe Setting

Posted November 14, 2014 at 5:48 am

Catching up on some news from yesterday. A permanent cat cafe is coming to the Lower East Side. Yes, this is now a thing. It was only a matter of time before this happened, especially after the success of the Purina pop-up at 168 Bowery over the summer. Meow Parlour, born and bred by Christina […]

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Did You Wait 8 Hours to Get Into the Cat Café Pop-Up on the Bowery?

Posted April 29, 2014 at 9:30 am

This past weekend, New Yorkers had the opportunity to roll out of bed, pick up a cup of coffee and take home a feline in the process. Purina ONE opened The Cat Café, a four-day-only pop-up on the corner of Bowery and Kenmare Streets. The shop was stocked with coffee and cappuccino (topped off with […]

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