We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Meow

Coffee Shop
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
9 Edward Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Website
Today
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Funky retro cafe/bar

Hidden away in an enclave between Victoria Street and Willis Street,Meow is an interesting place filled with an eclectic mix of retro memorabilia. Although we didn't eat there, the wine list was good and they have a hand pulled beer pump which pleased himself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
earthsinger
,
Hastings, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hastings, New Zealand
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Hidden away in an enclave between Victoria Street and Willis Street,Meow is an interesting place filled with an eclectic mix of retro memorabilia. Although we didn't eat there, the wine list was good and they have a hand pulled beer pump which pleased himself.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Last night my partner enjoyed seeing two bands here last night. We didn't have dinner here, but enjoyed some drinks. This place is well patronized by hipsters, however, don't let that put you off. The atmosphere is really fun and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The staff were friendly and not too cool for school. The staff were especially... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A great place to reminisce about the 50s, 60s and 70s, the old style telephones, stereos and tvs. Simple but lovely food, lunch and dinner. They also have bands playing at night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I often go to Meow for the happy hour on fridays. I really like the place and the atmosphere.The drinks are very good and not too expensive. I recommend this place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
wellington New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you are ever stuck in a city on a Sunday night, it's hard to know what to do. This fantastic little cafe had one of the best jazz groups I've ever heard (they play every Sunday) and I had one of the most enjoyable nights EVER. Great staff and music 7 nights a week.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wellington
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I work right next to Meow and go in occasionally when I need to take someone out for coffee. I've also had some food out of the counter a few times. The coffee is consistently horrible. The coffee is always room temperature and very weak. The staff generally seem bothered that they have to serve me. The counter food..meh..average. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

A strange little place tucked away out of site in a corner of the city that is oft unseen. Haven't been in there in daylight hours I must admit. Hilarity ensued after four of us went and ordered dinner. It would have been for more enjoyable if they had explained we needed to order sides... Steak came for two of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Awesome place to eat. Great retro decor and music to match. The food was awesome. Would recommend to all. Had a great visit here with my wife.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Not my type of place, in terms of decor, but a warm, welcoming cafe, nestled in by Little Beer Quarter. Great for coffee and brunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

We went the one night we spent in Wellington and spent $5 for a comdey show featuring about 6 different comedians. The place was in a back alley like a lot of undergroundish places in Wellington,rather neat! They are a bar at night,coffee during the day. Roomy with big windows and an outside patio of sorts....the comedy show was not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Meow also viewed

Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington

Been to Cafe Meow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Edward Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Meow staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?