Dog-friendly café Boris & Horton has opened its doors at 195 Avenue A on the corner of 12th Street in downtown Manhattan.
The upscale café features food and beverages from local vendors as well as vegan and vegetarian fare and gluten free options, local craft beer and wine by the glass.
The layout of Boris & Horton’s corner location means that with or without a canine companion, the space has room for everyone.
Working within Department of Health guidelines, the café is split into two distinct areas — the coffee bar, which is for humans only, and the dog side, which welcomes people and their pets.
Those who come by themselves with a dog will order their drinks and food from Boris & Horton’s 12th Street walk-up window, and then head to the dog side, which features café style seating, boutique pet merchandise and a photo booth.
For guests visiting with dogs and a human companion, one person can grab a table on the dog side while the other heads into the coffee bar through a vestibule connection, to pick up food & beverage.
For guests who don’t own a dog, but are seeking a furry fix, Boris & Horton will host frequent adoption events with their rescue partners on weekends.
The East Village location is the first of several neighborhood spots throughout New York. The next target expansion market is Los Angeles.