New York: Cat lovers in New York city will soon have the perfect place to grab their coffee, as pet food maker Purina is opening a pop-up cat cafe at 168 Bowery on Thursday, and billing it as America’s first feline coffee shop.

Cat cafes are big in Japan where feline fanatics often have barriers to pet ownership because of building rules or just the small space where they live.

Coffee shop for cat lovers
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So instead of owning a feline of their own, animal lovers often go to cat cafes to sip their favorite beverage while rubbing paws with cats wandering freely around the store.

Purina’s cat cafe is set to open on Thursday and run through Sunday, the New York Post reported.

The store will be stocked with cats, all available for adoption through the North Shore Animal League.

The company said it’ll also staff the store with cat experts to answer questions about feline health needs.