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New York's first cat café is dropping in December

By Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo
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If you’re into snuggling fluffy kittens and stuffing yourself with sweets, then Meow Parlour, the upcoming cat café from Macaron Parlour mavens Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand, is a purrfect spot for relaxation in the city.

Opening December 15, the kitten kingdom will feature more than furballs, offering Blue Bottle Coffee pour-overs, Harney & Sons teas and cat-shaped pastries like black and white cookies ($2.25), macarons ($3) and cheesecake bars ($3). It’s the first permanent food-and-feline destination in NYC, but before you start gawking at the idea of hairballs in your java, the pet playroom is a separate, reservation-only space. To get cat time, sign up for half-hour slots ($4 each) or a $30 five-hour period, then roam around with the felines. If you can’t bear to part with your new friends, consider adoption: Each of the cats is from KittyKind, a non-profit cat rescue organization.

If waiting a month for the pet mecca is torture, imagine playing with these little fluff balls:

Here’s the full menu: 

Pastries
Apple pie bite, $3.25
Apple tart, $3.25
Cheesecake bar, $3
Chocolate pie, $3.25
Kouign Amann, $3.25
Monkey Bread, $3.25
Brownie, $2
Blondie, $2
Goodbit Bar $3
Cat-shaped macarons, $3

Cookies, $2.25
Cat-shaped Black & White
Chocolate-chip fleur de sel
Chocolate chocolate-chip
Hazelnut
Kitchen sink
Linzer
Mint Thin
Oatmeal
Oleo
Peanut butter chocolate
White chocolate macadamia   

Drinks
Blue Bottle pour-over coffee, $3.25
Blue Bottle cold-brew coffee, $4
Raspberry lemonade, $3.50
Iced tea, $3.50
Harney & Sons tea, $3

Meow Parlour, 46 Hester St between Ludlow and Essex Sts (meowparlour.com

Ashley Cox contributed reporting

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