New York's first-ever 'no leash' cafe

STORY: This is New York's first

off-leash dog cafe

BLACK LAB CAFE NYC OWNER, KRISTOFFER POWERS, SAYING:

“There are a lot of places that are dog friendly, but they're dog friendly in the sense that you can bring your dog, but your dog still must be on a leash. Here, your dog can be off leash playing with other dogs.”

Black Lab Cafe NYC has

a menu for both

humans and dogs

BLACK LAB CAFE NYC OWNER, NIKOLAS POWERS, SAYING:

“If you just look around at the way that we just designed the place, we made it so that it would be comfortable for people to bring their dogs here and have them off leash, but also completely compliant with health code as well.”

To comply with New York's health guidelines

the doors to buy human and dog treats

are completely separated

from the eating area

BLACK LAB CAFE NYC CUSTOMER, AVA ZWOLINSKI, SAYING:

“It's really close to my apartment. I can walk here and get work done with Archie here because otherwise he's at home and bored and he'll be energetic at the end of day. So now he gets all of that energy out.”

BLACK LAB CAFE NYC CUSTOMER, KRISTINA HANFORD, SAYING:

“I was looking for a spot that I could take my dog and work at the same time. Most of the time that means, you know, sitting outside, getting a coffee to sit on his leash the whole time. But I saw this online, and I thought, what a great idea, you know, where he will also be comfortable at the same time while I work.”

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