Update: Sadly, our suspicions were correct and the Cat Café is not real. The whole thing was done by Bedford + Bowery to promote a newsroom they are opening at that location. If anyone needs comfort I believe there is a lady on North 3rd and Bedford with 14 cats in her apartment. You bring the coffee.
Williamsburg resident and frequent photographer Noah Kalina spotted the above sign in a window on Grand St. and Bedford Ave. this morning. Cat cafés are popular in Japan and have recently even come to the UK. Basically they are like a regular coffee serving café, except there are cats everywhere that you can play with. Here’s a video about one that is opening in London:
Who knows if the Williamsburg café is real, but this is Brooklyn so literally nothing would surprise me. If this is successful I’m planning on opening a competing spot simply by bringing a pot of coffee to one of the existing lots filled with stray cats in Williamsburg and charging an entrance fee. Who wants to invest?