A new fur-ever home: Brooklyn Cat Cafe reopening on Montague Street

Here kitty: The Brooklyn Cat Cafe’s new Montague Street digs in Brooklyn Heights.
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The owners of Brooklyn Heights’s beloved Brooklyn Cat Cafe are inviting locals to celebrate the reopening of the facility in its new Montague Street home on Dec. 8, after they temporarily shuttered the rescue’s old Atlantic Avenue space last month to relocate it.

“We hope to reopen on Saturday and can’t wait to see you!” shelter leaders wrote in a Friday Twitter post. “Thank you for your patience and support during this chaotic and exciting time!”

Volunteers with the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, who opened the Cat Cafe back in 2016, are now putting the finishing touches on the new digs ahead of the cafe’s reopening inside the former Friend of a Farmer restaurant space between Montague Terrace and Hicks Street, which eatery brass vacated when they shut the farm-to-table kitchen down earlier this year after opening it in 2015.

The cafe’s new spot is a less-than-10-minute walk from its old home, and features even more space for locals to come in and cuddle its rescued kittens, as well as for the pet-education workshops and other classes often organized by shelter leaders, they said.

Plus, the new location also boasts a kitchen — a feature that could allow the so-called cafe to truly live up to its name by adding freshly brewed coffee to the menu of pre-packaged drinks and snacks it previously offered, a co-owner told the Brooklyn Paper ahead of the move.

Celebrate the new home of the Brooklyn Cat Cafe (76 Montague St. between Montague Terrace and Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights) on Dec. 8 at noon.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 1:57 pm, February 25, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Pamela from Park Slope says:
I don't think people should be eating cats! In my culture, these animals are pets - not food!
Dec. 4, 2018, 5:34 am
Howard from Brighton Beach says:
Racist against CAT ALLERGIES!!! But whatever!!!
Dec. 4, 2018, 7:12 am
Elizabeth from Prospect Heights says:
Wonderful! All the best in the world and continued success saving lives.
Dec. 4, 2018, 10:20 am
Lea from Cobble Hill says:
My first home in Brooklyn was on Pierrepont and Clinton so are now about a block or so away....I retired to Florida 7 years ago but am returning to Cobble Hill next year. I own a rescued cat since 2008 so can't wait to see you next year. Good luck on Montague St. Can't wait to return..
Dec. 4, 2018, 10:34 am
Kat from Mando says:
Says meow!
Dec. 4, 2018, 10:40 am

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