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The Café!

Based on Auckland’s North Shore, The Cat Lounge has comfy couches where you can sit and read, relax and cuddle our cats, have a coffee or your lunch. Bring your laptop and work or study. There's free WiFi and loads of books, and of course home to some of the cuddliest, smoochiest rescued cats and kittens around! Come join us!

Our café serves fresh roasted, award winning barista made coffee and a range of delicious treats baked fresh in store every day, including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. If you have any questions about our food options in regards to your diet please see our friendly cafe staff when you arrive.

For food hygiene reasons, the kitchen and cafe area is separated from the cat lounge by double doors. All of our food and drinks are prepared in a 100% cat-free environment and everything is available for dine-in or take-away. You do have the option to take food and drink with you into the cat room if you wish. Our cafe has an A grade for food hygiene.

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The Cats

Meet the team!

The Humans

Mike and Vicky

Mike & Vicky

I (Mike) came from a corporate environment and was looking for a change in lifestyle. Being a little cat - mad I was reading about the cat cafés overseas and thought why not start up one in New Zealand! I was hooked on the idea, so I talked to my good friend Vicky, a busy mum of 3, with a hospitality background, about getting out of the corporate world doing something more rewarding, creating a space where people could get away from everyday life, to chill out, be happy, smile and have kitty cuddles. This was the defining moment - that moment we decided life's too short, let's do it, let's open NZ's first cat café! Many hours of hard work and late nights, researching successful fundraising campaigns, talking to other cat cafés overseas, designing, sanding, painting and loads of laughs every day. 10 months later, we have created an awesome space for our resident cats and a great looking cafe ...We made it!

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Asher is a sweet, lazy kitten who loves getting belly rubs. If you're lucky you might catch her playing with the other kittens but most of the time she enjoys curling up for her 500th cat nap or stretching out to make the most of a stroke.



Daze is a laid-back dude who has fallen in love with the young kittens, plays with them, gives them smooches and curls up in a big kitten pile with them. He will come up to you and wait patiently for pats, and he loves to let loose and play with a toy, but he's a gentle soul so he often gets pushed aside by the less-polite cats - make sure you give him some extra love when you visit!



Rocket was rescued from a large cat colony along with several brothers and sisters. Despite being one of our youngest and smallest cats, he definately has a lot of confidence and can often be seen chasing cats around that are twice his size.



Lancelot is utterly fearless and will go into any situation eagerly, and approaches both people and cats with a relaxed enthusiasm. The only thing he's ever hesitated on was when he met Maraetai - we think the others thought Maraetai was a polar bear! Lancelot was advertised online as a free kitten along with his sister - the person finding homes for them wanted to make sure they would be desexed and go to good homes.



Xanadu was one of four kittens found with their mum abandoned in a cardboard box on the side of Pakuranga Highway at 6 weeks old. Xanadu & Smudge are twins, you can tell them apart only becuase Smudge has a grey smudge on his head. Xanadu is definately the cuddlier of the two, and loves to sprawl out on your lap for a snooze.



Felix & Hershey are siblings. They were from a litter of 7 that was found when Lonely Miaow were called in to help get a stray mother cat desexed. Felix is a fluffy black and white boy who loves to playfight and bounce around the room with his sister Hershey. If they arent wrestling you'll find the two cuddled up for a nap somewhere.

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All of our 20 resident cats are rescues from Auckland based cat rescue charity organisations. Our cats and kittens have all been hand-picked for their temperament and we only take in cats that we know will thrive in an environment like ours. Here at The Cat Lounge we support our local community by working with special needs groups, rest homes and charities around Auckland, to bring cat cuddles to those who need them the most. We have wheelchair access and facilities. We also donate our unsold food items to our local salvation army. If you’re looking for something unique to do in Auckland, or If you’re after a venue for your next: birthday, meeting, or private function, look no further than The Cat Lounge.
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173A Archers Rd, Glenfield, North Shore, Auckland

Find us!

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Visit us at:

173A Archers Rd, Glenfield, North Shore, Auckland

Due to popular demand - We recommend booking to 100% secure a space. During the week you can usually call us in the morning to secure a same day booking. Saturdays & Sundays we recommend booking 2 - 3 days in advance. You can always call us on 0800 228 223 and ask how busy we are before you head down.

We have plenty of free parking and a bus stop right outside the store

Cat Visit Prices
$12 for adults.
$10 for students (with ID)
$8 for kids & seniors.

Send us a Message

If you want to send us a message, or you wish to make a booking, get in contact with us and let us know how many people you are bringing and what time you plan to arrive.

(Cafe) Tues-Sun: 9am - 4pm Saturday: 9am - 5pm (Cats) Tues-Sun: 10am - 4pm Saturday: 10am - 5pm Closed on Mondays.

You can also give us a call at

0800 228 223

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