About Us


NEKO is the ultimate destination for cat lovers & cats

NEKO is a sanctuary for rescue cats and humans to relax and enjoy each others company. Through our shelter partnerships we are able to give kitties a place to find their purrrfect match. We invite you to grab a drink and kick back with our kitties, but watch out, you just might fall in love! 

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 with her partner Cory, 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 and her partner have created a place where you can bring your friends for happy hour and your niece on Saturday morning. Their main mission of NEKO is to help the kitties that need it most. They strive to give cats the sanctuary they deserve and humans the kind of retreat they didn't even know existed! 

neko reservations

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

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