1. Boris & Horton
Photograph by Milla Chappell. Courtesy of Boris & Horton
After all this time, New York City is really getting its very first dog cafe. Located in the East Village, Boris & Horton is different from most cat cafes in that you have to bring your own furry friend. It’s open to people who don’t have their own dogs as well, though, so if you’re desperate for some puppy love the cafe will be the place to get your fix. It will also host pop-up adoption events, so you can finally fill that dog-shaped hole in your heart.
The cafe was founded by Coppy and Logan Holzman, a dog-loving father and his daughter, along with their pooches Boris and Horton. The cafe is taking over a space previously occupied by Ost Cafe. One side of it will be for ordering your food, and the other side will be a lounge area for eating and hanging out with the dogs.
Some neighbors have expressed worry about excessive barking, but according to Grub Street, the cafe’s management clarifies that they will have “very polite rules of etiquette.” The cafe is expected to open by December.