Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe
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Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe

Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe
4.5
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We bought a building in Central Lower Hutt to be our new cat cafe and caretaker residence. It is just taking longer than expected to get it built. We do have a tenant on the ground floor, Cafe Soleil, which serves delicious Mediterranean influenced freshly-cooked and counter food (including vegan and gluten free options), and barista made coffee with a friendly smile. support for them is support for Neko Ngeru.
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  • Marjorie Dawson
    Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cat Cafe in Lower Hutt is a Delight
    A lovely and welcoming experience. There are limited numbers so the cat room is never crowded, and you get plenty of time (55 mins per booking) to interact with the cats or become a friendly lap. Advance booking saves you a bit of money too so book ahead, especially at busy weekends. You have the opportunity to order a coffee at the cafe downstairs and have it brought up for you, or a chilled drink in the cafe shop or a snack. A bonus is that there is a 'catler' (cat butler) on hand if you have questions or are not sure what toys the cats might like to play with or even the best tricks to get the cats to move around. Highly recommended.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 January 2024
  • Leahleah63
    Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a purrfect time
    A wonderful, relaxing way to spend almost an hour - cats are just adorable, the premises are great & there’s so much for the cats to do. On a hot day it’s fantastic as it’s lovely & cool inside! Loads of goodies to buy & the coffee was fab too!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 January 2024
  • Road09091171876
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time of hopefully many.
    So many friendly, adorable cats. Staff were engaging and helpful, and gave us hints about which cats liked what toys, and the best ways to play with them. Also a huge emphasis on hygiene, safety and respect for the cats. Overall, a therapeutic and adorable experience; will definitely be back soon.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 February 2024
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Road09091171876
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
So many friendly, adorable cats. Staff were engaging and helpful, and gave us hints about which cats liked what toys, and the best ways to play with them. Also a huge emphasis on hygiene, safety and respect for the cats.
Overall, a therapeutic and adorable experience; will definitely be back soon.
Written 29 February 2024
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Leahleah63
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A wonderful, relaxing way to spend almost an hour - cats are just adorable, the premises are great & there’s so much for the cats to do. On a hot day it’s fantastic as it’s lovely & cool inside! Loads of goodies to buy & the coffee was fab too!
Written 11 January 2024
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Marjorie Dawson
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A lovely and welcoming experience. There are limited numbers so the cat room is never crowded, and you get plenty of time (55 mins per booking) to interact with the cats or become a friendly lap. Advance booking saves you a bit of money too so book ahead, especially at busy weekends.

You have the opportunity to order a coffee at the cafe downstairs and have it brought up for you, or a chilled drink in the cafe shop or a snack.

A bonus is that there is a 'catler' (cat butler) on hand if you have questions or are not sure what toys the cats might like to play with or even the best tricks to get the cats to move around.

Highly recommended.
Written 11 January 2024
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Yube
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The cafe is a lovely and amazing place, the cats are well looked after. Richelle and Ken are the best hosts.
Written 12 December 2023
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Zarah
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Fantastic cafe where you can order food and coffee and have it in the cat cafe (albeit carefully). Lovely couple who are passionate about cats. Totally worth it!😻😻😻
Written 9 December 2023
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Danielle Hodson
Whanganui, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Loved spending time with the beautiful cats! It was a lovely, calm experience. Ken was lovely to chat with also. Highly recommend!
Written 3 December 2023
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Hannah N
New Zealand55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Absolutely amazing had a fantastic time there. The staff a super friendly and the food is amazing. I highly recommend buying the okonomiyaki it is super yummy. Would definitely go back next time I'm in Wellington.
Written 20 October 2020
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Glad you liked us and the okonomiyaki. Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Wellington.
Written 24 October 2020
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Amy
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The cafe was not what we expected at all. It wasn't just the decor that was grey, the cafe has no personality and the people were grey. We were being watched the entire time as though we were going to bundle a cat into our bag. There were hardly any people there (which is a good thing for this kind of experience) and yet the atmosphere was sterile. We were given a little sign which has a time on it for when you are due to leave. Ours was 10 minutes short of the hour (we had booked an open arrival time as we were getting the bus). Unfortunately this wasnt explained to guests and at one point the security guard host seemed convinced that someone was in the room who should have left at 2pm (and apparently this was likely us as our coats happened to be near an anonymously left sign). we couldn't relax whilst we were there. You need to have a level of trust with your clients that the kind of people who want to pay for the privilege of sitting with some cats are not out to harm them. standing above people whilst they are supposedly chilling on bean bags is not conducive to a nice atmosphere. Also the fact that the rules are shoved down your throat at every opportunity..on the tv screen, at the door, by the security guard host, in the menu. It's really not necessary! Fair enough intervene if someone is acting inappropriately but hawking over people is not pleasant. We won't be recommending or coming back. A shame as a cat cafe should be a fun, rewarding colourful experience, especially when you've sat on a bus for 45 minutes.
Written 31 July 2020
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Andy H
Wellington, New Zealand48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
I stopped in briefly yesterday to grab a coffee while my wife visited the cats. It was our first time and was greeted with great service and coffee. We might go again today.
Written 13 March 2020
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Thanks so much Andy! We are really happy you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon! Richelle
Written 14 March 2020
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Luana M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Went to find a last minute Christmas present for our kitty Jasper and fully admit was looking at all the kitty options with no real clue what to get when one of the owners very helpfully came to my rescue and pointed out a feather chaser. Jasper loves this thing.
He possibly loves it too much as every morning he is miaowing at me to get up, not to feed him biscuits but to play chasies with the feather toy. Admittedly this may be my fault as I think I was the one who first one morning played a couple of games before work. Anyway, he absolutely loves his toy, so a very big thanks :)
Written 16 January 2020
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  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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