America’s first Japanese cat cafe and sake bar. How is it that in the greatest city in the world there’s not one café where you can have a glass of sake with a cat in your lap? Now there is. Koneko means “kitten” in Japanese, and we take our inspiration from cat cafés in Japan, where the concept has flourished. Over the last decade the cat café phenomenon has spread throughout the world, and now Koneko is America’s first authentic Japanese cat café and sake bar.
Located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Koneko has an artisanal Japanese-influenced menu, plus beer, wine, and sake – and a big, furry family of 20 adoptable cats. Our kitties roam freely around three cat-centric spaces: The sunlit Upper Cattery, the warm and cozy Lower Cattery, and a first-of-its-kind outdoor Catio. We also have a revolving exhibition of world-class artwork, and a roster of weekly events that celebrate cats and Japanese culture.