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The Cat Lounge Restaurant

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173A Archers Road | Hillcrest, Auckland 0629, New Zealand
+64 800 228 223
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love it at The Cat Lounge, it's my go to place to relax and escape the busy world. There's something so relaxing about the atmosphere there. There are 20 cats in a truly fantastic space that benefits both cats and humans. With an outdoor area, a play area and a couch area it allows for so much variation in... More 

Thank Jess G
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter invited 5 nine year old girls to join her at the Cat Lounge to celebrate her birthday. Such a great experience & a really unique venue. We will be back! 👍

Thank GinaDig
North Shore
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with family and friends on my birthday, I had been wanting to come here for a while and so glad I finally did. We had a yummy breakfast (eggs benedict for me) and an hour playing with 20 cats of varying ages. The cats were so lovely and friendly (especially Ed Sheeran who climbed all over us).... More 

Thank angelC3476SL
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Was very impressed with this Venue-------spotlessly clean-----great staff. Being Saturday afternoon was busy with the 20 people booked for each hour and the cats looked so happy and well cared for whether sleeping or playing with the toys. Coffee was lovely and also the children enjoyed their milkshakes. As we live in Howick did wonder if the drive across Auckland... More 

Thank Trisha826
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This cat cafe has 20 lovely cats to pet. I went on a Sunday morning and most of the cats were chill and sleepy. You are allowed to take a hot drink with you into the cat area, I got a hot chocolate. There are plenty of toys for the cats to play with and heaps of nooks for them... More 

Thank yingyuez
TheCatLounge, Owner at The Cat Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit the cats Yingyuez :) Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had a private hour with the cat's. They were all lazy and sleeping but once we got the play items out they got up and played with us. Would of being better if the staff was in with us talking about each cat. It would of being nice knowing about how long they had being there and why they ended... More 

Thank Melton2013
TheCatLounge, Owner at The Cat Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit the cats Melton2013 :) While we would love to spend more 1 on 1 time with every customer talking about the cats in depth, we are only a small team and with running a small business there are always a million other tasks to complete and we are kept very busy. There are however pictures... More 

Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Never thought I would of had a coffee with 20 cats and kittens running around me. What a great exerperience! I booked the day before so I was not disappointed in missing out on playing with the cats. What can I say. As soon as I walked in, I just started to smile. Other familes with young kids were there... More 

Thank Mark H
TheCatLounge, Owner at The Cat Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks Mark! Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us :) More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Food and coffee not great, cats nervous or sleeping, quite disappointing. Quite a few people had young kids, definately not a place for young kids, the cats run away from them constantly.

Thank Matty12345678910
TheCatLounge, Owner at The Cat Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Matty, thanks for coming to visit. We pride ourselves on the food and coffee we serve, Sorry if we didn't meet your high standards.. Most people really enjoy their time with us and their food/drinks. Here are some comments from other visitors/reviews on this site: -"Coffee was delicious" -"absolutely wonderful place to have good food and coffee !!" -"drinks... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Coffee was delicious right before going into the cat area, perfect way to wake me up on a Sunday :) Very busy (as many people have said) .. But there were so many cats to choose from it didn't matter. 1hour was not long enough, wanted to take home the sleepy grey kitten :D

Thank grt7c34
TheCatLounge, Owner at The Cat Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit Grt7c34 :) Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. More 

Whanganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Its an absolutely wonderful place to have good food and coffee !!! Just to sit down and relax with these cool cats, its very relaxing and an hour goes by very quickly..... deffinatly a must visit if your visiting northshore auckland.

Thank Tegan C
TheCatLounge, Owner at The Cat Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks Tegan!! :) So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173A Archers Road | Hillcrest, Auckland 0629, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 800 228 223
Auckland's first ( & LARGEST ) Cat Cafe *The Cat Lounge*

Based on Auckland's North Shore we are home to 17 rescued cats & kittens, its the purrfect place to relax & unwind.

We have a full size cafe onsite that is always stocked with tasty treats and award winning ORB coffee. Bookings are recommended to secure a space before your visit.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?