Intrigued by the popularity of cat cafes in Paris and Tokyo, co-owner Christina Ha decided to launch the cat café last December, just around the corner from her existing bakery, Meow ParlourPatisserie
"My co-worker, Emilie Legrand, and I are obsessed with cats. We talk about them all day long. I own four, Pickle, Putty, Bobo and Mr. Socks. Since cats are such a big part of my life, it made sense to expand our bakery concept to include our feline friends. One day, Emilie and I just looked at each other and a light bulb went off," Ha said. "The next thing you know, Meow Parlour was born."
Think of it as the 'purr-fect' therapy for stressed-out office workers. There's even free WiFi so you can work while your furry companion cat naps on your lap.
Pet lifestyle expert Wendy Diamond, president and founder of Animal Fair Media, said cat cafes are an ideal solution for urban dwellers who can't keep pets in their cramped apartments.