Hip New Dog-Friendly Cafe in New York Opens its Doors

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As far as New Yorkers are concerned, it seems that the Earth Dog Year is getting a perfect beginning. Boris & Horton will open its doors this month in East Village, at the corner of East 12th Street and Avenue A. The dog-tastic café will, in addition to beverages, serve an all-vegetarian menu, with gluten-free and vegan options available to humans.

In its essence, Boris & Horton is your typical coffee shop that doubles as a wine bar, but with one crucial difference: you can take your pooch inside with you. How can you take your dog to a place that serves food, you might ask? There is a plexiglass wall that separates the café into two parts – one side is reserved for two-legged customers only (for food serving purposes), while the other is a dog-friendly lounge. The pooch lounge will also have a photo booth where you can take some perfect selfies with your best friend, some snazzy pet supplies and café swag.

The founders of this pawesome new place are Coppy Holzman and Logan Mikhly, a father-daughter duo with a soft spot for four-legged babies. The café is named after Coppy’s and Logan’s adorable rescues, whose cute faces inspired the cafe’s logo, as well. Boris is a unique looking pit bull terrier mix with shaggy hair, rescued from Puerto Rico, and Horton is a 12-pound mystery breed with a ton of personality and an adorable snaggle tooth. And, I have to say, they are two very handsome fellas!

Even though it’s awesome for dog owners, Boris & Horton is not reserved for pet parents only. If you love dogs but don’t have your own, you’re more than welcome to come and spend time at the cafe. And, on the weekends, the café will organize adoption events– perfect for coffee lovers who are looking to get a furry family member!