Archive | July, 2013

Classic (Part 2)

6 Jul

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Address: 臺北市大安區雲和街48-1號

Hours: Monday-Friday 週一-五 17:00-2:00, Saturday-Sunday 週六-天 12:00-2:00

Minimum per person purchase 每人最低消費:  NT$90

I went in this cafe on a Saturday evening in April and took pictures but didn’t stay because it was noisy and crowded then. But when I went back on this rainy Saturday afternoon, the atmosphere was completely different. It wasn’t crowded, there was soft background music, and the staff were friendly and efficient. The cats were also very friendly. I was lucky to sit at a table with a cat on it. 我第一次去這間, 我進去拍一些照, 但是沒有留下來因為禮拜六晚上人太多. 這一次是禮拜六下午, 下雨的天, 我覺得環境很不一樣. 沒有很多人, 有好聽的音樂, 服務很好. 貓都很漂亮很可愛, 很喜歡被摸. 我很開心一隻坐在我桌子上.

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She stayed on the table the whole time I was there. 我在的時候, 牠也一直在.

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This beautiful, fluffy cat slept on a chair at a nearby table, and everyone who walked in stopped by to pet him. 每個人看到這隻很漂亮的貓都去摸牠.

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I think it was crowded when I went there before because it was around dinner time, and they do offer a full dinner menu. The cheapest menu item is an espresso for NT$90. I had a cafe mocha with banana flavoring for NT$120. 我想晚餐的時候人會比較多因為菜單有很多儀式餐. 最低消費是黑咖啡 (NT$90). 我喝香蕉摩卡(NT$120).

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Yard Cafe (院子咖啡)

6 Jul

CIMG0553  Yard Cafe

Address: 臺北市大安區建國南路二段193號 (Across from Da-an Park)

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12:30-23:30, Saturday 11:00-23:00, Sunday 11:00-22:00, closed Monday

Minimum cost per person: Cafe Americano NT$100

I had walked by this cafe many times before when I lived here a few years ago, but never thought of it as a cat cafe. I used to walk by it on my way to the public library (just a few hundred meters further down Jianguo South Road) and pet the huge cat that always sat in front of it. He was sitting in his usual spot outside on the day I went to the cafe, but he followed me in and curled up on my backpack.

CIMG0559CIMG0561Even though this cafe only has one cat, he’s very sweet and worth visiting. From the pictures in the book, he doesn’t look that fat, so I didn’t recognize that it was the same cat I’d seen before. My pictures don’t adequately show his size either, but he must weigh about 20 pounds (9kg).

The cafe has a quiet, comfortable atmosphere and reasonable prices. It doesn’t smell like cat at all, and has a delicious aroma of fresh-baked cookies.

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They have free wi-fi, but they charge NT$20 for electricity if you need to plug your computer in.