Koneko 26 Clinton St./Houston St., Lower East Side, (646) 370-5699. This cat cafe is a branch of one in Japan. It is appropriate that it is named “Koneko,” which means “kitten” in Japanese. The coffee is Stumptown, and the pastries, which include many Japanese izakaya classics, come from Patisserie Tomoko in Williamsburg (the seafood and pork belly okonomiyaki sell out every day). You can sit in the cafe and observe the kitties through a large window, or you can take your order into the cattery room and visit with them for an hour (the fee is $15, and a reservation is required at busy times). An upstairs room with an outside “catio” is also available. You will need to take your shoes off when you enter the cattery and will be provided with slippers to use. All cats are available for adoption, and all proceeds benefit the cats.
|exterior of Koneko cat cafe in NYC|
|interior of Koneko cat cafe in NYC|
|menu board at Koneko cat cafe in NYC|
|cattery room at Koneko cat cafe in NYC|
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