Archive | August, 2013

Puppy at Cafe Dog and Cats! 小狗在貓花園

26 Aug

When I was in Cafe Dog and Cats today, they brought in an adorable black puppy! They said he was a stray and is about three months old. Now, he’s probably going to stay at the cafe! 我今天在貓花園, 他們有帶一隻很可愛的小狗 (“小黑”). 他們說他是一隻野狗, 他們昨天找到的. 現在希望他會一直留在貓花園!

CIMG1231Some of the cats were very interested to see what was in the box.

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When they let the dog out of the box, this cat seemed eager to make friends. 這隻貓好像很高興認識小黑!

CIMG1236These cats weren’t so sure:

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CIMG1252And this one just preferred to continue napping. 這隻貓不在乎, 只想睡覺:

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The dog accepted the new arrival without much excitement.

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Mr Poison 波伊森先生 (2015 Update: Now closed 停業)

22 Aug

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Unfortunately, this cute cafe has now closed. It has been replaced by another cafe called Jelly Bean, which has no cats, and at least when I looked in, no customers. 這間已經停業, 好可惜! 現在是一個新的沒有貓的咖啡館叫Jelly Bean.

Mr Poison 波伊森先生 Address: 台北市羅斯福路四段78巷1弄5號 (Near Gongguan Exit 1) Hours: 11:00-23:00 Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$80       I was excited to find another cat cafe that isn’t in the book! As I was walking down an alley in Gongguan, I saw this guy in the window: 我很開心找到一個貓咖啡館, 沒有在書裡. 我在公館逛一逛, 然後, 在窗戶看到這個: CIMG1206So of course I went in! I asked if I could sit at the table with the cat, but the waitress said it was brighter inside and that she could bring him to my table. The cat was very friendly and seemed happy enough to be carried around. There were also two other cats inside. 所以我當然進去! 我問客不可以坐在貓的桌子. 店員說裡面比較亮, 所一她幫我帶貓到我的桌子. 貓好像很喜歡人抱牠. 店裡還有其他兩隻貓. CIMG1204 The black one was also friendly, but the grey one was more shy. 黑色也不怕人, 旦灰色比較害羞. CIMG1193 The menu has a wide variety of drinks, snacks and light meals, most for under NT$200. I had a mango ice cream soda (NT$120). 他們有很多飲料, 點心, 簡餐, 大部分NT$200一下. 我喝一個芒果冰淇淋蘇打 (NT$120). CIMG1201CIMG1189 .

Videos from Cat Rain 錄影在貓雨

19 Aug

寶寶doesn’t think the box is too small for him.

This cat is trying to take everything out of the shopping bag.

Luguo Cafe 爐鍋咖啡

16 Aug

CIMG1149 Luguo Cafe 爐鍋咖啡

Address: 臺北市北投區大度路三段296巷39號 (Near Guandu MRT Exit 1)

Hours: 12:00-20:00, closed Mondays 週一公休

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$100

 

 

This cafe is not really cat-themed and it just has one cat. When we arrived, though, there were two cats in front, and they had food and water. But those two cats were actually strays that the cafe just feeds. Their own cat had stayed home that day.

這不是一個貓米主題咖啡, 但是牠們養一隻貓. 我們到的時候, 有兩隻貓在店前面, 牠們有食物, 水. 但是老闆跟我們說這兩隻貓食流浪貓, 他們給食物. 咖啡自己的貓那天沒有來.

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CIMG1148Even without cats, the cafe had a nice atmosphere. It had warm lighting, tables with individual lights and wi-fi. It also had a drum set and a piano. 沒有貓, 咖啡還有很好的氣氛. 他們有wi-fi, 還有一個鋼琴, 一個鼓.

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They sell a variety of coffee beans from around the world, and grind them fresh.

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UPDATE: Thanks to Rebecca for going again when the cat was there and sharing these pictures.

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Cat Rain 貓雨咖啡

15 Aug

CIMG1063  Cat Rain 貓雨咖啡

Address: 新北市淡水區公明街61號 (Near Danshui MRT)

Hours: M-F 12:00-somewhere between 20-22:00 (時間比較彈性) Sat. 9:00-~, Sun. 10:00-~

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消: NT$100

This was one of the best yet because it had so many friendly cats and also three dogs and it was still clean! They sell entrance tickets for NT$100, but that amount will be applied to your meal. In front of the store, they have a stand selling fried chicken, French fries and other fried things, and people can just get that to go without buying a ticket. A dog came out front to greet us and seemed to be leading us inside after we bought the tickets.

這是一個很讚的貓咖啡館因為有很多可愛的貓還有三隻狗, 還是很乾淨! 人需要先買NT$100的門票, 但是買單的時候他們會扣掉. 在店前面, 他們在賣炸雞, 薯條, 這類的. 外帶沒進去不用買票. 我們買票的時候, 一隻可愛的狗來歡迎我們進去.

CIMG1122They had two black dogs and one yellow dog, all friendly and energetic. They moved too quickly for me to get good pictures of them.

他們有兩隻黑色狗, 一隻黃色的, 都很可愛, 但是牠們動的很快, 所以很難拍到牠們.

The cats were all over the place 貓很多:

CIMG1068CIMG1085CIMG1093CIMG1102CIMG1117CIMG1134The menu has many set meals to choose from, most for NT$290. My friend and I both had the fried chicken, French fries, fruit and drink set. 牠們的菜單有很多套餐, 大部分NT$290. 我跟我朋友都選擇炸雞, 薯條, 水果, 飲料的套餐.

CIMG1123And after we ate, someone told us there were even more cats upstairs! All of the cats and dogs were strays that the cafe owner has taken in. 我們吃飯以後, 一個人說漏下有更多貓! 全部的貓, 狗一前是流浪的.

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Top Point 突點義大利美食咖啡館

13 Aug

CIMG1057  Top Point 突點義大利美食咖啡館

Address: 桃園縣中壢市富州路20號 (訂位03-428-2972)

Hours: 11:30-22:00, closed Sundays 週日公休

 

 

 

 

 

The book says they open at 11:00, but it actually opens at 11:30. The book does also say to make reservations, but I thought it wouldn’t be that busy on a weekday afternoon. However, the book was right about that. Be sure to call and make reservations. I got there at about 12:45, and they told me there were no seats available. But at least they let me take pictures of the cats.

書說他們11:00開門, 但是真的11:30開門. 書也說需要訂位. 但是我以為平常日應該不會有很多人. 但是書說對的. 應該要先訂位! 我12:45到了, 他們跟我說沒有位置. 但是他們還是讓我拍照.

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But although these cats are very nice, they weren’t as much the center of attention as in Design Fever. They stayed off to the side away from where people were eating. This is also more of a restaurant than a cafe, also Italian food. It seems like a lot of office workers come here on their lunch break. It has a quiet atmosphere and I saw several people using wi-fi on their laptops.

這些貓很可愛, 但是在這裡, 貓比較低調. 牠們不會跳在桌子上. 跟義式品嘗館, 這裡也是比較像餐廳. 他們也有很多義大利食品. 好像很多上班族來這裡吃午餐. 這店的氣氛比較安靜. 我也看好幾個人用電腦, 因為店裡有wi-fi.

Design Fever 義式品嘗館

13 Aug

CIMG1012 Design Fever  義式品嘗館

Address: 桃園縣中壢市實踐路225-27號

Hours: M-F 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:00; Weekends 週末 11:00-22:00

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$100

I took a train to Zhongli, a city south of Taoyuan, to go to two more cafes that were in the book. Originally I’d planned to go to Top Point Cafe first, but the hours in the book are wrong, so it was still closed when I got there. So I went to Design Fever, about ten minutes walk away. When I went in, I chose the table with the cat on it. 我今天坐火車到中壢因為書說有兩各貓咪咖啡館. 我原來想先去突點義大利美食咖啡但是書裡面的營業時間是錯的. 我到的時候, 他們還沒開, 所以我走路是分鐘到義式品嘗館. 我後來很開心我去. 我選坐在一各有貓的桌子.

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He didn’t stay there that long though because he decided to jump over to the other table to check out what they were having. I love having a cat on my table, though I do think people who don’t absolutely love cats would be a little put off by it. But even though this cafe has six adorable cats, it doesn’t smell at all and it’s very clean. They put covers on the water cups so the cats can’t drink out of them.

但是牠快離開我的桌子因為牠看旁邊的客人的桌子有比較有趣的東西. 我自己很喜歡有貓在我的桌子, 但是我覺得沒那麼愛貓的人會不太喜歡. 反正, 店裡還是很乾經. 他們有六各很可愛的貓, 都沒有臭味. 他們把蓋子在客人水杯上, 所以貓不可以喝.

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The cats were all beautiful and very friendly. 貓都很漂亮, 很親切對客人.

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And after I’d seen these, a little calico kitten came out! 我看這些貓以後, 一隻花斑貓出現!

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And then, a waitress brought out another kitten and let me hold it. Then it stayed on my table the whole time. 然後, 一各店員帶來例外的小貓, 讓我保牠. 以後這個小貓一只留在我的桌子上.

CIMG1045CIMG1047It’s actually more of a restaurant than a cafe, with a variety of Italian food on the menu. Pastas are about NT$150-$180 and pizzas are NT$200. Most drinks are NT$100, and they also have several set meals to choose from. I ordered a pizza and rose tea. The kitten was also interested in my tea. 其實這咖啡館是比較像餐廳. 他們有很多義式菜. 義大利麵是大概NT$150-180, 比薩NT$200. 大部分的飲料是NT$100. 我點比薩跟玫瑰花茶. 貓咪也對我的茶很有興趣.

CIMG1048The pizza was huge! It was good, but I couldn’t eat it in one sitting. The kitten wanted to help me. 比薩超大! 很好吃, 但是我一個人吃不下. 小貓想幫我吃!

CIMG1050It was worth the trip to Zhongli to go to this place and play with the kittens. 中壢一點遠, 但是我覺得去遠的地方跟這麼可愛的小貓玩是值得.

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