April 25th, 2014
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Along the Bowery in Manhattan, people waited in a line that would challenge any fancy art gallery opening or exclusive New York City club.

But what brought these people here on a cool sunny Thursday afternoon wasn't art or exclusivity, it was cats.

Well, cats and coffee.

Cat Café opened its doors Thursday, for cat lovers and the cat-curious to enjoy complimentary "cat'achino" cappuccinos, talk cat health and learn about cat adoption with 16 cuddly cats. Pet food brand Purina ONE is hosting the café as a pop-up shop, lasting only through Sunday, but organizers hope the event encourages cat health awareness and adoption.

"The goal of what we're doing here is try to start a conversation about cat health. What better place to do that then over a cup of coffee with some friends in a café? We thought if people are going to be talking about cat health, you should be among your subjects and have cats all around you," said Niky Roberts with Purina ONE.

Read - Cat Cafe unites friends of felines in New York

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  1. Thinking things through

    This sounds like fun, even though I do sort of the same thing at home, with my own cats.

    April 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm |
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Do they serve catsh!t coffee there, too? :D

    April 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm |
  3. TNT

    If ya don't mind a little cat hair in your coffee, go & adopt a kitty while you're there. 😃

    April 25, 2014 at 11:42 am |
    • Truth™@TNT

      Hey, I would rather spend a day with a cat than with many of the people I know...

      April 25, 2014 at 11:53 am |
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