About Us


NEKO is the ultimate destination for cat lovers & cats

NEKO creates a unique and fun space for the cat-obsessed. Humans can enjoy oodles of drinks and light nibbles at both of our locations, all in the company of CATS! We partner with local shelters to bring you adoptable cats of all shapes, sizes, and purrrsonalities. Whether it be happy hour after work, a private party in your very own room, or Sunday morning coffee, we've got you covered!

We’re here to make a difference.

We are here to put a smile on your face and a cat on your lap all while helping out cats that need us most. 


behind the scenes

This is Caitlin, founder and head cat lady of neko cat cafe.

After living abroad in both Japan and Vietnam for 3 years, Caitlin fell in love with the cat cafe culture. While she wasn't busy teaching Kindergarten in Japan, she visited every cat cafe possible, dreaming of opening her own upon her return to the United States. The combination of her love for cats and a decade in the restaurant industry made NEKO Seattle and later, NEKO Bellingham a natural progression. She has created a place where you can bring your friends for happy hour and your niece on Saturday morning. Her main mission of NEKO is to help the kitties that need it most. She strives to give cats the sanctuary they deserve and humans the kind of retreat they didn't even know existed! 

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Are you ready to come visit us? If so, make a reservation to schedule your time with our feline friends.

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