to Neko Ngeru

the first cat cafe in Wellington Region

We will make August special to celebrate our 100+ adoptions and also the retirement of Inky and Chenzo! Here are the events and new deals!! 😸

* Spend $20 on our unique merchandise and get one hour free entry in the cat room (only weekdays)
* This weekend is International Cat Day so come in the cat cosplay (something like cat ears at least) and get 20% off of one hour entry on Sat. 8th and Sun. 9th.

* Digital tracing app use is still encouraged. We have a government QR code poster.
* Hand sanitizing is also encouraged as it has been.
* Cat Game Night – Friday, 7th 7-8:30pm. Booking is essential!
* Cat Yoga – Thursday the 13th 4:30-5:45pm.
* More will come soon! 😻😻

* As always — Love Cats and Love People!







Nine different functions of Neko Ngeru

Just as a cat has ‘nine’ lives, Neko Ngeru has nine different functions on its site!

  1. Cat Room – you can play and/or chill out with our cats. Cats are great for relaxation!
  2. Adoption Centre – you can find the ‘purrfect’ cat for you and your family!
  3. School of ‘cat-craft and kittenry’ – our student cats learn how to behave here.
  4. Café – you can buy delicious coffee and food in the cat room, café and/or takeaway!
  5. Event room– we host a lot of fun events like cat yoga, movie night and cat toy making!
  6. Cat merchandise – many things cats need and cat lovers want from NZ and abroad.
  7. Function Centre – you can have a private function like a birthday party or team building!
  8. Local Artist Gallery & Exhibitions – we support local artists by giving space to exhibit.
  9. Educational Centre – learn how to improve the lives of all cats in NZ, cat health and safety, TNR, and how to better interact with your cat.

Student Cats

These are rescued cats who are at Neko Ngeru, School of Cat-craft and Kittenry.

Cafe Menu

Check out our cafe menu! We serve Revive coffee, t leat T tea and some food like Sushi! 


We have quality products from Japan and China. We also have locally made items too.


Watch this space to see what is happening @ Neko Ngeru and in the rescue community. We have unique events like Cat Yoga and Cat Bingo. (=^・^=)

Meet Our Cats

Here you can find individual information about each of our adoptable cats. All of our cats come from rescue organisations around Wellington and have been de-sexed, vaccinated and de-wormed. We learn the stories of all the cats we care for and post them here for you to know some of their unique and exciting histories. As we interact with them on a day to day basis, we add more information so you can make an informed decision about whether you want to bring one into your family and home.

Videos of our Cats

Mid March, Bobcat filmworks came to the cafe to interview Richelle. We hope you enjoy watching this great video and can learn at lot about Neko Ngeru! (=^・^=)

Opening Hours

Monday:       Closed
Tuesday:      Closed (open on 14th of July)
Wednesday:  10am-3pm
Thursday:      10am-3pm
Friday:            10am-3pm
Saturday:       10am-4pm
Sunday:          10am-3pm

Small door charge applies for the Cat Room.

Please note: Children under 7 are not allowed in the cat room.

Address:  291 Jackson Street, Petone
Phone:     04 589 2287

Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Cafe