welcome to

Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe

‘Love Cats. Love People.’ Our commitment is to serve the needs of the cats in our care and the people who love them, our customers.

Neko Ngeru is fully licensed with Japanese snacks and soft drinks. Please note there is no lift.
Book your cat-therapy time now using the button below.

Happy School Holiday – highly recommend to book online to avoid disappointment!

*  Cafe Soleil transformed into a tapas restaurant!

They are open for lunch Fri-Sun 11am to 2pm.
We are planning to get a machine and service from Nespresso but it will take some time. We have selected soft drinks, tea, alcohol and some Japanese snacks (link is below), and of course, our Matcha Hot Chocolate during the Sweet As Hutt’s Hot Chocolate Challenge! Thank you very much for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience.

Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe Video

Have a look at this lovely video of our cafe made by Massey University students.

Important Rules

Before visiting us

These conditions are to protect our cats, our customers and ourselves.

Booking times

Bookings start every hour and one session is 55 mins. Please be on time. We can’t extend your session even if you are late.


If you book online and pay ahead, it is $1 cheaper. Walk-in price for adult – $17 and child (7 to 12), student (under 18 with ID) and senior (with gold card) – $16.

Kids & Infants

Children under 7 cannot enter. Infants are okay and are no charge but they need to be held or in a carrier all the time. 

Children (7-12)

Children (7-12) need to be accompanied by an adult in 1:2 ratio (one adult can accompany up to 2 children) and be closely supervised.

Limited Space

We have very limited space – only 10 people every hour.

Our Mission

Our moto ‘Love Cats. Love People’, means we have a commitment to serve the needs of the cats in our care and the people who love them, our customers.

Our cat café is designed to provide a safe, relaxing space for both cats and humans giving them the chance to interact in positive ways. Our cats get a chance to be socialised and find their adoptive home. Our customers get a chance to enjoy ‘cat relaxation therapy’ whether they are looking for a new cat to adopt or not.







Even if you are not in the Wellington area, you can buy our unique merchandise here! 

We have changed our shipping method/charge. Instead of free shipping, we charge $5.8 for regular shipping but we reduced the price for each item. So if you buy multiple items, this would be cheaper for you. If you order more than $100, it will be free shipping except for a few bulky or heavy items. The rural shipping is $10.80


You can also shop for our unique merchandise at our table at the Welly Collective in Courtenay Place and also Queensgate.


How it works


A cat is rescued from the public or a rescue organisation, often coming from a traumatic or difficult situation. We do vet checks, vaccinations and de-sexing if needed.


Our fosterers look after the cat/kitten and teach them how to interact with humans as we check to make sure it has no communicable diseases or other serious issues.

At the cafe

Once the cat/kitten is ready, he/she will come to the cafe and stay with us for a minimum of four weeks, this is the time for them to pick a new family.


After a successful trial time of two weeks with the new family, the adoption is official and the cat graduates from Neko Ngeru.

If you want a young kitten…

If you are looking to adopt a younger kitten (less than four months old) or you don’t see a cat you like with us, here are a few of the rescue organisations you can reach out to.

Worker Cats

Available Cats


Level 1, 215 High Street, Lower Hutt 5010

Please note we have no wheelchair access.


Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am to 4pm
Thursday: 10am to 1pm
                  5pm to 8pm

Friday: 10am to 1pm

                  5pm to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm