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Celebrate Caturday at Brooklyn’s new cat café

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Marcia Gagliardi
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Why should Brooklyn miss out on all the cat café action? Exactly. Opening this Friday, May 6 is King County's first permanent—excuse us, purrmanent—cat café, The Brooklyn Cat Café. It’s a meowgical place where you can come by, pet and play with the kitties, and leave with warm fuzzies—and probably some cat fur on you, too. Kids are welcome, and don’t forget to say, "Hi" to the pair of turtles and the rat, Ivory.

Back in April, we mentioned that the café was opening in Brooklyn Heights at 149 Atlantic Ave. (between Clinton and Henry) and will be operated by the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition. You’ll be able to reserve a time to hang out with the cats for $5 per half hour, although there will be some time slots given to walk-ins. If there’s a cat pulling on your heart strings (you KNOW this will happen), you can adopt it! The best part: all the kitties are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. An adult cats costs $100, you can read more about adoptions here. They can also help with fostering a cat if you’re not ready for a full-time catmitment.

Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Cat Cafe

As for the café side of things, you can purchase packaged drinks, treats and snacks from local businesses like Salty Road Taffys, Jomart chocolates, Divvies Vegan cookies and others. On the weekends, you can order coffee and tea at the front desk, which will be delivered from Atlantic Bagel Café next door. You can also buy drinks and food directly from Atlantic Bagel and bring it into the café—just make sure to bring your receipt.

The café is still trying to raise money to help get things off the ground. You can help by grabbing a ticket to the grand opening party on Friday, May 6 (starts at 6pm, tickets here) for $75. There are all-access passes and raffle tickets, too. Cats cats cats!

Café hours are Wed–Fri 3pm–7pm, Sat and Sun 11am–7pm, closed Mon and Tue.

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