Fancy Meow Cat Cafe
Fancy Meow Cat Cafe
4.5
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12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Welcome to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe! FANCY MEOW Cat Cafe is Rotorua's first Cat Cafe New Zealand's only Cat Cafe with beautiful purebred CATS and KITTENS! We are so excited to bring the very first Cat Cafe to Rotorua! Here we have many beautiful feline friends that will bring you joy. We will be very busy for the first few months of opening, particularly on weekends and holidays, so please make sure you pre-purchase your tickets here or call us in advance to ensure your place before arrival, as we have to limit the number of people per hour for the well-being of our cats. So, come in for a visit to relax, decompress, and enjoy our furry friends. The cats and kittens are always grateful for play and cuddle time with their human companions. We can't wait to host you at Fancy Meow!
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1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
OMG the stink. And that was just in the entrance to the shop and not the cat rooms. Not a good first impression. The cat urine smell was so over powering. I’ve been to many catteries and none of them have smelt at all of cat wee like this place did. Cats were beautiful although I struggled to count 30. They all seemed to be well looked after. I expected there to be lots of cat toys to interact with the cats with. There was two very crappy wands. That was all. Only the younger cats wanted to interact with us. There was dry wee on some thing in the corner of second room. Clearly been there a while. One of the cats vomited and I let them know and it was cleaned up super fast.
I suggest the entire place needs regular deep cleans, sanitising and de-furring
Written 21 April 2024
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J@
Auckland3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The asian lady who works they is very rude. It was a waste of money and I do not suggest anyone to visit this place. The room was very stink, no fresh air. Its a cafe and they don’t even serve proper coffee.
Written 8 March 2024
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Sian B
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is extremely overpriced, $49 a adult and child. The cats are not interested in people, they were heading in the opposite direction to us There was nothing to do, it was a complete waste of money. Although they advertise another two rooms there are no cats in there. Customer service is very poor. I wish we had gone to the Kiwi Hatchery instead, that's only $25.
Written 1 February 2024
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Katherine T
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A very sad experience, we ended up leaving early. There are far too many cats for them all to be well looked after and indeed many of the cats were not well groomed at all. Most of the cats are longhair which require much more grooming but there are so many of them and so few staff members it’s no wonder that they’re not all well looked after. Most of the cats have extreme knotting in their fur, including having faeces stuck in it. A lot of them also have huge globs of crust around their eyes which they have not been helped to remove.

Another issue is that of the safety of the ‘air lock’. Only the external door has a window. Meaning that if you are looking to leave the cat area you have no idea if the outer door is open. Paired with having the front door pegged open the cats could have a free run from their area to the street if someone opened the inner door at the wrong time- with no way of knowing!

The cats do not also seem to have a private area that they can go to to escape from the customers when they feel like it. This is a feature of most other cat cafes and is a kindness to the cats.

Overall not an enjoyable experience and I truly hope this review will lead to fewer cats being kept so that they can be well looked after as they deserve, and an improvement in their safety with a change to the airlock doors.
Written 6 September 2023
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The cats were very cute and seemed happy and well cared for, however I would not recommend this experience. It is very expensive ($49 entry fee for my husband, daughter and me) and there isn’t actually much to do. Coffee is average at best, and you can’t take any food into the cat section of the cafe. You’re not allowed to pick the cats up, and they are not interested in the customers at all. My daughter had more fun with the basket of Lego. Was not what we were expecting.
Written 15 July 2023
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Leonie A
Upper Hutt, New Zealand12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A great way to spend an hour relaxing (for cat people!). Cats seem happy and relaxed, and there is a separate area for eating.
Written 23 January 2023
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Kelly R
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
My kids were really excited to go to the cat cafe but I was disappointed at how run down and worn out the furniture was. Also no real toys to play with the cats and most of the cats not that keen to be anywhere near you unless they were fast asleep.
Hosts were friendly and nice.
Written 14 January 2023
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Hannah
Feilding, New Zealand5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The cats were so cute I couldn't get enough of them, one in particular was Mini "finger nibbles connoisseur" who had no top teeth and liked to suck on your fingers.
Written 6 January 2023
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Celesti Eve
Brisbane, Australia221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Great place. So many cats, so much fun. Cats are not friendly however few of them are. We are talking about cats so do not expect too much cuddles. We gave them some snacks, was lots of noise. Place is amazing.
Written 14 December 2022
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Carrie
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This place is exactly what it says it is. There are like 40-50 cats in 3 rooms, so it smells exactly how you imagine it. The cats aren't very friendly (not that I blame them). My kids had fun but I was definitely counting down the seconds. I did sit in a room with some massage chairs, which was nice!
Written 25 August 2022
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Fancy Meow Cat Cafe is open:
  • Wed - Wed 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM



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