My cat cafes book release: Available 9/1/16!

24 Aug

I’ve written a book about cat cafes based on my blog and it will be available September 1! http://www.books.com.tw/products/0010726529?loc=P_002_023

我9/1要出書, ‘這裡有貓,歡迎光臨:老外帶路,探訪62間貓店長私藏地圖http://www.books.com.tw/products/0010726529?loc=P_002_023

The book is bilingual and includes all the cat cafes on this blog that are still currently in business. At my favorite cafes, I’ve done interviews and included more detailed information about some of the cats. The cafes all have star ratings and are divided up by type so readers can easily find the cafe they want to go to.

書是雙語的, 含所有還在營業的貓咖啡. 在我最喜歡的貓咖啡, 我有採訪老闆, 還有寫比較多貓店長的資料. 我給每一件評論1-5星, 還有份很多種貓咖啡所以人可以找到最喜歡的.

Ichi Cat Cafe (Vietnam 越南)

20 Jun

DSCN8153Ichi Cat Cafe

Address 地址: 221/2 Tran Quang Khai, Tan Dinh

Hours 營業時間: 10:30-22:00

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: VND45,000 (about $2)

 

This was the third pet cafe I went to in Vietnam, and it is home to more than 20 cats, mostly purebred. There are many Maine Coons, a Siamese and a few mixed breeds. This cafe has a ‘cuddle fee’ of VND45,000 and drinks are optional. 這是我去的第三間越南寵物咖啡. 他們有20幾隻貓, 大部分是品種的. 有很多緬因貓, 一隻暹羅貓, 還有一些米克斯. 咖啡館有門票費VND45,000, 不需要點飲料.

The cafe is well-lit and has plenty of open space as well as lots of places for the cats to climb, play and hide. 店裡很亮, 有很多空間還有很多地方貓可以玩.

The cats were not as friendly as at Ailu Cat House but they didn’t mind being petted. The cafe is very clean and doesn’t smell at all. It has a quiet atmosphere and quite a few people had brought computers, happy to work/study surrounded by sleeping cats. 貓咪不怕人, 但是對人沒有興趣, 只要睡覺. 有很多貓, 還是很乾淨沒有味道. 環境很安靜, 很多人用電腦, 開心有貓陪他們.

Hachiko Coffee (Vietnam 越南)

11 Jun

DSCN8093Hachiko Coffee

Address 地址: 14 Hoa Sua, Phu Nhuan District

Hours 營業時間: 7:00-22:30

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: VND45,000 (about $2)

 

This dog cafe has about 25 friendly dogs on two floors. When I first went in, they showed me into the room on the first floor. It’s open in the center for the dogs to run around and has benches around the walls for people to sit on and shelves for them to put drinks. I ordered an iced tea and went to play with the dogs. 這間狗咖啡有大概25隻很可愛的狗, 有兩樓. 我剛進去, 店員帶我去一樓的房間. 中間失控的, 狗可以玩. 有長椅子客人可以坐還有架子可以放杯子. 我點冰紅茶, 繼續跟狗玩.

They had a Chinese Crested dog, a rare hairless breed that I’d only seen pictures of before. It was very sweet and friendly, and it soon curled up on my lap. 他們有一隻很特別的無毛狗,中過冠毛犬. 牠很可愛, 很喜歡人. 牠快來坐在我身上.

After a while, the staff asked if I wanted to go to the second floor. The second floor had even more dogs than the first, mostly large ones. 晚一點, 店員說我可以去二樓. 二樓有更多狗, 還有比較大的狗.

They were all beautiful, and I especially liked the big husky. This isn’t the kind of cafe where one could work or quietly sip a coffee, but it’s a great place to see and play with lots of different kinds of dogs. 多很漂亮, 我很喜歡一隻很大的哈士奇. 這種咖啡不適合工作, 安靜喝咖啡, 但是一個很好的地方跟很多不一樣的狗玩.

Ailu Cat House (Vietnam越南)

10 Jun

DSCN8034Ailu Cat House

Address地址: 284 Nguyen Trong Tuyen Phu Nhuan

Hours營業時間: 8:30-23:00

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: VND 45,000 (about $2)

 

When I took a trip to Vietnam, of course I had to see if they had cat cafes. I thought it was unlikely, but to my surprise, they had a few! This cafe has three floors, with the first floor being a Japanese restaurant, the second a cat cafe and the third a dog cafe (not much to the dog cafe, just a room with three little dogs). The cat cafe has 19 adorable, friendly cats.

我剛去越南, 我一定要看他們有沒有貓咖啡. 我想應該沒有, 但是我找到幾間! 這間有三樓: 一樓是日式餐廳, 二樓是貓咖啡, 三樓是狗咖啡 (狗咖啡其實沒有什麼, 只是一個空間有三隻小狗) 貓咖啡有19很可愛的貓咪.

One cat sat on my table. They told me his name was ‘dog’ in Vietnamese because he acts like a dog. I ordered an avocado smoothie (VND 60,000) and that was very good. 一隻貓坐在我桌子上. 店員說他的名字是’狗’應為牠個性像狗. 我點一個鱷梨冰沙.

The cafe seemed very clean and there were lots of places for the cats to play. It did have a bit of a smell, but the staff were in the process of cleaning. 咖啡裡面看起來很乾淨, 有很多地方貓可以玩. 有一點貓尿味道, 但是店員一直在清理.

They had a couple of kittens that were a few months old and some very tiny ones that were still with their mother. 他們有兩個小貓, 還有一些剛出生的小貓跟他們的媽媽在一起.

This was a very nice cafe and it seems like the staff really care about the cats. Here are more pictures of the cats我很喜歡這間,好像店員很關心貓:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Taipei Pet Fair 2016春季寵物展

2 Apr

DSCN78272016 Taipei Pet Fair 2016春季寵物展

Dates: April 1-4 2016 四月1-4

Address 地址: Taipei World Trade Center Hall 3 (World Trade Center MRT Exit 1 捷運世貿1號出口)

Tickets 門票: NT$150 on site, free from their website 在網路免費 https://pet-fair.top-link.com.tw/

I just found out about this today and went. It’s still open for two more days 4/3-4. The Taipei pet fair has animal charity booths, pets for adoption, pet supplies, pet portrait booths and a cat show. The cat show is only Saturday and Sunday, so I’d recommend going on Sunday if possible. When I went today, they had the Sphynx cat cage open and let people pet them. The cat show isn’t just for purebreds; they also have mixed breed cats and a cat adoption booth. 我今天剛發現有這個活動. 還有兩天, 4/3-4. 2016台北春季寵物展有幫流浪動物義賣貨攤, 可領養的動物, 寵物用品, 寵物攝影貨攤還有一個貓展. 貓展至是4/2-3, 所以我推薦去禮拜天. 今天他們有打開斯芬克斯貓的籠子, 讓人摸牠們. 貓展不只是品種貓, 還有米克斯還有一些可以領養的貓,

Many people brought their own pets (not allowed inside the cat show area) and it was fun to see all of them, mostly dogs. A few people did bring cats, though. One girl had one around her neck and a guy was carrying one in something like a baby Snugli (like this). Someone brought a rabbit in a carrier and a girl had a bird on her shoulder. I couldn’t take many pictures because it was so crowded. I got one of these two cats calmly sitting on their carrier. 好多人帶自己的寵物 (但是寵物不可進去貓展區), 很好玩看到牠們, 大部分是狗. 一些人有帶貓. 一個女生帶貓在她脖子上, 一個男生抱貓在前面的包包跟小孩一樣 (這樣) 一個人帶一隻兔子, 一個女生帶貓在肩膀張. 很難拍照因為人超多. 我拍一個, 這兩隻貓, 好像很放鬆

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Purradise Cat Cafe (Malaysia 馬來西亞)

23 Mar

DSCN7783Purradise Cat Cafe

Address 地址: 24, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hours 營業時間: Weekdays 平日14:00-22:00, Weekends 假日11:00-23:00, Closed Mondays 週一公休

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: MYR15

A friend brought me to this relatively new cat cafe in Kuala Lumpur, and it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s bright, clean and has up to 20 friendly cats at a time. All of the cats are rescue cats and some of them can be adopted. When we went in, this fluffy cat was on the counter and it stayed there the whole time 我朋友帶我去這間吉隆坡的貓咖啡, 我覺得非常好. 很亮,很乾淨, 有大概20隻貓. 全部的貓以前是流浪貓, 一些可以被領養的. 我們進去的時候這隻貓躺在櫃檯, 一直留在這裡:

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The whole place is an ideal cat playground, with shelves all around the walls for the cats to jump and climb on 這個地方很適合讓貓玩得很開心, 我很多地方牠們可以跳爬上去.

Most of the seating is beanbag chairs, although there is one area with a desk built into the wall and plugs for computers/chargers. The cats like the beanbag chairs. 大部分的坐位是豆袋椅, 但是還有一個地方有插座,人可以用電腦, 充電. 貓喜歡豆袋椅.

They also have lots of artificial grass for the cats to play and sleep on. 也有很多’草’貓可以玩, 睡覺.

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Entry is MYR15 for an hour and includes one drink. The drinks on the menu all have cute names. I had the Mango Meownia. 進去要MYR15,含一杯飲料. 菜單飲料的名字都很可愛. 我喝’Mango Meownia’.

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This cafe has a relaxing atmosphere, and it’s nice to see how happy and comfortable all the cats look. 我很喜歡這間, 環境很好. 貓都看起來很開心, 很舒服.

Top Ten Taiwan Cat Cafes 台灣最佳十間貓咖啡

6 Mar

I have now been to nearly every cat cafe in Taiwan, about 80 in all. Out of all of these, here are my top 10 favorites. In my opinion, the best cat cafes have happy, healthy cats (whether it’s one cat or ten), are clean, have a good atmosphere, creative design and reasonably good drinks and food.

我已經去過大部分的台灣貓咖啡, 大概八十間. 我覺得這十間是最佳的. 我想最棒的貓咖啡有開心健康的貓 (不管有幾隻), 是乾淨的, 有好的氣氛, 創作的設計, 還有好吃好喝的東西.

  1. 小貓花園 (Cafe Cats and Dog) This is the original cat cafe, opened in 1998. They have about 12 cats and now 3 dogs, friendly staff and an extensive menu. 這是台灣最老的貓咖啡, 1998開業. 他們有十幾隻貓三隻狗, 友善的店員, 菜單有很多選擇.

     

     

  2. Cat Lair 六號貓洞 (Taichung 台中) I love this cafe even though I’ve only been there twice since it’s in Taichung. There are 5-10 cats there at a time, all happy and more or less friendly. With the tree branches around the doorway, it feels like a secret hideaway in a forest even though it’s in the middle of the city. The cats are so friendly and happy, and the owner is nice to talk to and very obviously enjoys her job. It’s a great place to relax; one could easily spend a few hours here and hardly notice the passing time.  我很喜歡這間; 我只去過兩次因為在台中. 有5-10貓, 都看起來很開心. 我很喜歡這間環境, 我覺得名字很適合. 門口有很大的樹枝, 感覺像森林裡的小洞. 貓都很開心很放鬆. 還有老闆很熱情還有很明顯愛她的工作. 是一個好地方放鬆, 可以坐這裡好幾個小時.

  3. Mask Cat 貓裝 I’ve been to this cafe more times than any others. They have three very friendly cats who will sit on people’s laps, cute decorations, and a quiet atmosphere for working. 我最常去這間咖啡. 他們有三隻很可愛的貓,會坐在人身上, 可愛的裝飾, 還有安靜的環境所以可以工作.
  4. Collection for Friends 私藏不藏私 This cafe only has one cat, Money, but the cat is so cute and the atmosphere, decorations and food are so good, it still makes the list as one of the best. 這間只有一隻貓, Money, 但是牠很可愛, 還有環境, 裝飾, 食物都非常好所以我覺得是很好的貓咖啡.
  5. Genki Cats 元氣貓主題餐廳 This cafe is home to about 20 beautiful Maine Coon cats. Since so many stray cats need homes, I usually prefer cafes with mixed breeds but these cats are so friendly and happy, I’ll make an exception with this one. They’ve moved since I first wrote about them. I updated the address in the original post. They also now serve full, Japanese style meals in the same room as the cats rather than shaved ice in a separate room. 者間有大概20隻很漂亮的緬因貓. 因為很多流浪貓需要一個好家, 我平常喜歡有領養流浪貓的咖啡館. 但是這些貓非常開心非常親人所以我還是很喜歡這間. 他們有搬家. 我已經改好地址在原本的post. 他們現在有日式料理, 可以吃在貓區.
  6. Cafe Fima 菲瑪咖啡 This cafe also just has one cat, but she’s really the star of the cafe and even has her own business card. It also has a great atmosphere and high quality coffee. 這間只有一隻貓, 但是她是店裡的明星. 她有自己的名片. 氣氛很好還有咖啡特別好喝.
  7. Spring Day Pet Cafe 春日寵物咖啡 This pet cafe has 4-6 cats and about four dogs. They have one of the most amazing cats I’ve ever seen–she can do tricks on command! 這間有4-6隻貓,四隻狗. 他們有一隻很奇妙的貓, 她會做特技跟狗一樣!
  8.  Cafe 218 小猴子咖啡 This cafe has two fluffy Persian cats that the owner adopted. It’s a small place near Taipei 101. The cats are adorable to watch, the owner is very friendly and the coffee is delicious. 這間有兩隻伯斯貓, 老闆領養的. 是一個小間在101附近. 老闆很友善, 貓很可愛, 咖啡很好喝.
  9. 品客 (Classic) This Shida cafe has three friendly cats and occasionally a Corgi. It has a convenient location, good food and nice atmosphere. 這間師大咖啡有三隻可愛的貓還有偶爾一隻柯基犬. 環境很方便, 食物好吃, 氣氛很好.
  10. Minou Minou This Gongguan cafe has two adorable cats and very cute decorations. 弟寶,who was a kitten when I first saw him, is the friendliest, but the other cat looks sleepy and content. They have a great brunch menu. 這間公館咖啡有兩隻很可愛的貓還有很可愛的裝飾. 弟寶, 最年輕的貓比較會靠近人, 但是裡外隻野看起來很開心在睡覺. 菜單有很多好吃的早午餐.
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