Just outside Wellington in New Zealand, you will find the best cat cafe. Neko Ngeru is located on Jackson Street, Petone, a retail thoroughfare of unique style and confidence. Local boutiques rub shoulders with a wide variety of restaurants and one totally special coffee cafe.

Welcome to Neko-Ngeru! from Dash Kitten Movie Crew on Vimeo.

The Latest Cat Adoption Cafe

Neko-Ngeru is hoping to encourage adoptions in the Wellington region through their cafe. Patrons can enjoy a ‘meet and greet’ while non adopting cat lovers can just chill, and drink their fill of cats and delicious coffee!

You may remember our previous report as the cafe was being created. The excitement, the paint, the hammering, and the furniture moving! Now, the cafe is open for business. Visiting is a delightful and relaxing experience. If you are driving there is plenty of parking in local streets and Jackson Street is also on many local bus routes.

There are comfortable tables to sit at and fun squishy beanbags. There are lovely cakes, tasty savouries and some of the most amenable cats you could every hope to adopt.

Visit Neko-Ngeru Soon

We enjoyed a wonderful visit as we sat and chilled with some of the best locally roasted coffee and delicious cakes.

Your very own cat cafe visit can be booked Online Today.

Neko-Ngeru Cat Cafe Feeding Time

ConCATulations to Richelle and Ken Okada on creating a friendly, welcoming and friendly environment for happy cats and really spoiled happy people! On your next visit to Wellington, New Zealand, this is one of the things you must not miss!

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Why a cat cafe for Wellington?

Cafe owners Ken and Richelle Okada have visited cat cafes around the world during their time as international teachers. They knew when they settled for good in New Zealand that a cat cafe would be a good thing.

Some people live in rented accommodation and landlords are reluctant to allow cats. Others are apartment dwellers who don’t feel they have enough room for a cat to play. For these people a cat cafe is the perfect place to get their ‘kitty fix’.

It is also a vitally important way for cats to be carefully and safely re-homed – with all the fees and checks this en’tails’.

The cat cafe will be helping contain the stray cat population, which is a human fault after all! They work alongside The Outpawed Rescue Trust and Feral Nation who focus on strays and TNR, as well as local cat rescues.

You can also catch up on our exclusive interview with Cait Sith, Cat in charge at the Cafe.


Marjorie and the
Dash Kitten Crew

Dash Kitten Owner Marjorie Dawson


35 thoughts on “Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Cafe is Open

  1. There are several of these in the Bay Area, but I haven’t had a chance to visit any of them yet. However, you have motivated me! Maybe I will check that out over the holidays!

  2. Everyone looks so relaxed and the cats seem to be enjoying the visitors. What a fantastic venue and we’ll done for creating a video that captures the mood, and purpose, purrfectly! Those cakes are SOOO sweet!

  3. Excellent video. I’m impressed with how far you’ve come with your videos. That is still one of my goals for 2018.

    We have a new cat cafe in town about 8 miles from me. I haven’t had the opportunity to visit yet, but I will soon.

  4. This cat cafe looks like a wonderful place. I’ve never been to a cat cafe, but I want to go sometime. Your video is great!

  5. Wow! That cat tree/wall looks amazing! And I do like how there’s the ladder to allow cats to escape to a quiet place. The wiggle butt tabby on the carpet? I want to play with you! Great video highlighting the best features of the cat cafe.

  6. Great job on all your posts leading up to the grand opening of the cafe – and fantastic job on this video Marjorie! I so wish I could hop on a plane and come visit this cafe, it looks so fun. Shared on all my channels!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  7. I loved how this video captured the happiness and activity of these cats. The music gives it such a happy feel too. I hope a lot of cats get adopted…and that the new owners create kitty jungles for them in their new environment.

  8. Sweet. This cat cafe is now open. I remember reading your other post about the preparations for the opening. You did a great job on the video. Well done. Congratulations! I bet the locals and tourists are going to love it. Wish them much success and the rest of the kitties find their furrever homes.

  9. I love how more and more of these are popping up! We now have two in Ottawa. I love it. Personally … allergies prevent me from going but I just love the concept!

  10. What a great way for people to relax and get to know local cats who are available for adoption. Adopting a cat is a serious commitment, but a cafe for “meet and greets” is the ideal way to learn about each cat’s personality. Kudos to everyone involved!

  11. I recently read about this opening and love the idea of it being near a cruise port. I would love to go to New Zealand … for many reasons. I never thought about cruising around it. Hope this helps kitties find good homes.

  12. We loved the video and that climbing wall is purrfection! I love to feature cat cafe’s in my “Walk Through The Web Wednesdays” and love to see humans opening more of them. We don’t have one in our town but hopefully someday soon!
    Purrs & Head Bonks.
    Alberto, The Tribe of Five

  13. What a wonderful Cafe and Love the video presentation too! Heres to a successful time and many happy adoptions
    Toodle pip

  14. I am sure glad you enjoyed your visit!
    There are 2 cat cafes here in Vancouver, but they are downtown so I have not been down to see them. Apparently you have to make a reservation to go!
    They are really quite good for adopting out cats!
    I really like your new selfie!
    Marv & Mom

  15. We have a new cat cafe that’s opened about 7 miles from us. Mom Paula wants to visit, but she’s going to wait until the “newness” wears off so she has time to visit and enjoy it.

  16. what an awesum cat cafe !!!!!!! thanx for sharin guyz N best best fishez two ewe all that ya findz yur for everz yet thiz month !! insert hearts XX

  17. How exciting for Wellington & the whole of New Zealand. We have noticed social media has been lit up by this news today & over the past week. Congratulations on your involvment and good luck to Neko Ngeru for all the upcoming Cat Adoptions – what a fantastic social enterprise!

  18. I couldn’t watch the video (extremely slow internet). I’m glad you were able to visit, I’m sure it was awesome.

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