A sneak peek at Meow Parlour, New York City's first cat cafe

Come for the cats and stay for the cookies. Founded by pastry chef and entrepreneur Christina Ha and her assistant chef Emilie Legrand, Meow Parlour is the city's first cat cafe, and it introduces a business model already popular in Europe and Asia.

Guests and potential cat parents pay a fee of $4 per half hour to play and co-mingle with the resident kitties (all cats are available for adoption through Kitty Kind). Assorted macarons and cat-caricature cookies are available at the neighboring Meow Parlour Patisserie, also owned by Ha.

Everything She Wants checked out the cafe when it opened in December 2014. See a sneak peek below, and reserve your play date today.

Photos by Tracy E. Hopkins