The Nation's First Cat Cafe Comes to New York

The line outside the pop-up shop "Cat Cafe," which features cats up for adoption, on April 24 in New York City Photograph by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

As the city that never sleeps, New York has a seemingly unquenchable thirst for decent coffee, a fact not lost on the likes of Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and, most recently, Purina ONE, which opened the continent’s first pop-up cat café yesterday on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The point—beyond OMG kittens—is to introduce coffee-drinking customers to felines up for adoption.

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