Man’s best friend or coffee companion? Now New York City pups can be both, once the city’s first dog cafe opens next month in the East Village, reported The Independent.
Scheduled to open its doors to humans and dogs alike by the end of January, Boris & Horton is a dream come true for dog-lovers.
Offering up coffee, beer, wine, and tons of puppies, the concept behind the new cafe is simple – Boris & Horton will be a place where you can “have great coffee, eat, have wine and beer, hang out, and also bring your dog inside,” according to owner Coppy Holzman.
Holzman, who owns the cafe with his daughter, Logan Mikhly, wanted to create a space where owners and their dogs could enjoy a cup of coffee, or a dog treat or two – while interacting with one another.
Essentially, patrons of Boris & Horton will come for the coffee and stay for the dogs. The cafe will also feature a dog-themed shop and a puppy Instagram booth.
Named after Holzman’s own dogs, Boris a two-year-old pitbull mix, and Horton, a poodle-Chihuahua mix – the cafe pays homage to the pups with the decor.
As far as the Health Department and the mixing food and canines is concerned, Holzman has worked with the Health Department from the beginning to ensure that all health and safety rules are followed.
For New York City residents who don’t own a pup yet, the cafe will be hosting dog adoption events on weekends!