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The Café!

In the cat lounge we have comfy couches where you can sit and read, cuddle the 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 cats and kittens around! Come join us!

Our café serves fresh roasted, award winning ORB coffee and a range of delicious treats baked fresh in store each day, including gluten and dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and paleo options. If you have any questions about our food options in regards to your diet please see our friendly counter staff.

For food hygiene reasons, the kitchen and café area is separated from the cat lounge by double doors. All of our food and drinks are prepared in a 100% cat-free enviroment and all available for dine-in or take-away. You do have the option to take food and drink into the cat room for your visit if you wish.

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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!



Charlie is the smoochiest stray you'll ever meet - when she's getting a pat she'll often fall over in her enthusiasm! She sticks her tongue out when she's happy, and loves to curl up in your lap and stare into your eyes. Charlie has quite a lot of small scars - when she was reported to Lonely Miaow, she was living under a house in South Auckland, being attacked by tom cats looking for a mate. She is now much happier living inside with lots of love and TLC.



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.


Not the youngest but by far our smallest resident. Bear is completely fearless, scaling the outside mesh & climbing high up into the rafters to sunbathe has become a daily ritual, although he hasn't quite figured out how to get down yet! Bear has become quite attached to Charlie and the two can often be seen cuddled up together.

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173A Archers Rd, Glenfield, North Shore, Auckland

Find us!

Cats Paw

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
$10 for Adults.
$8 for Kids and Seniors.
For up to an hour with the cats!

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.

Closed on Mondays Tues - Fri 10am - 5pm Sat - Sun 10am - 6pm Public Holidays 10am - 3pm Please note: Our open hours have changed.

You can also give us a call at

0800 228 223

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