Archive | November, 2013

Wakin’ Up Cafe Apartment 自然醒咖啡公寓

26 Nov

 

CIMG2423  Wakin’ Up Cafe Apartment 自然醒咖啡公寓

Address: 臺北市大安區和平東路二段157號二樓

Hours: 13:00-22:00, closed Tuesdays 週二公休

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$110

With just a faded sign at the foot of the staircase, this cafe can be easy to miss. There were quite a few customers, though, so it must be well known enough. It’s a second floor apartment that has been turned into a coffee shop. Its quirky, mismatched furniture and collection of decorative items with everything from antique sewing machines and stuffed animals to  records and guitars give it a unique atmosphere. They also have books and magazines to read.

這個咖啡館的牌很小有不明顯. 很多人應該看不到這是一個咖啡館. 但是還有好幾個客人. 是一個二樓的公寓改成咖啡館. 家具都不一樣; 裝潢的東西也不一樣, 有很舊的縫紉機, 有娃娃, 有吉他, 氣氛很有趣. 他們也有書, 雜誌可以看.

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This cafe is in the second cat cafe book, and it has one cute little grey-marbled tabby. She was sleeping in a basket most of the time. They don’t really have any other cat things, so I wouldn’t consider it much of a cat cafe. 這個咖啡館是在’貓日和咖啡館2′. 他們有一直可愛的小灰色貓. 大部分的時候, 她在籃裡睡. 店只有一隻, 也沒有其它貓主的東西, 所以一一點不像貓咖啡館.

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The menu has the typical coffees, teas and snacks. The Americano wasn’t very good. It seems that their specialty is more in design than in coffee. 菜單有普通的咖啡,茶, 點心. 美式咖啡不太好喝. 好像這家店的特色是設計,氣氛, 不是咖啡也不是貓.

 

 

New Cat Cafe Book 貓日和咖啡2

26 Nov

CIMG2345 Just this year, the author of 貓日和咖啡 has released a second book, with 20 more cat cafes! While the first book was just Taipei and surrounding areas, this book covers all of Taiwan. I bought the book in Collection for Friends (it’s included in the new book). It’s 21% off there and all the copies they have now are autographed by the author.

今年, 貓日和咖啡的作者有出第二版書, 有20多貓咪咖啡館! 第一書只有臺北附近, 第二還有全台灣的咖啡館. 我在私藏不藏私買到這本書. 現在有打79折, 沒一本有作者的親筆簽名.

Collection for Friends 私藏不藏私

23 Nov

CIMG2323 Collection for Friends 私藏不藏私

Address: 新北市中和區景安路167巷6號1F (near Jing-An MRT)

Hours: 13:00-21:00, closed Mondays 週一公休

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

 

 

I found out about this cat cafe in Zhonghe on this blog. They just have one cat, a fat, grey marbled one named Money. But it has a cute design and atmosphere that I’d count it among the best of the cat cafes.

我在這個部落格找到這家中和貓咖啡館. 他們只有一隻貓, 一隻很胖灰白色的叫Money. 但是只加咖啡館這麼可愛, 我打算是一個特別好的貓咖啡館.

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They have adorable decorations and also sell stationery and other cat-related items. 他們有很可愛的裝潢, 還在賣文具,其它貓主題的東西.

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Their afternoon tea set is a great deal and really delicious, a drink (up to NT$100), a cookie, and a waffle for NT$188. I had a strawberry waffle and it came with strawberry cream, whipped cream and ice cream. 他們的下午茶很划算又很好吃: 含$100的飲料, 餅乾,鬆餅 $188. 我點一個草莓鬆餅, 有草莓奶油, 生奶油, 還有冰淇淋.

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Go Bar 狗吧

21 Nov

CIMG2349  Go Bar 狗吧

Address: 新北市新店區環河路17號

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 11:30-21:00; Closed Monday and Tuesday; on weekends call 02-2918-3696 for reservations 週末必須要訂位, 電話: 02-2918-3696

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$200

I found this place a couple of weeks ago when I was walking around the Bitan area on a Sunday evening. Xindian may not have a cat cafe, but they do have a dog cafe! The cafe has four dogs of its own, and customers can also bring their own dogs. When I first saw it, it was crowded and they didn’t have any seats without reservations, so I came back on a weekday afternoon. Even on a weekday, there were quite a few people with their dogs. I think I was the only person without a dog.

我兩個禮拜前在碧潭散步的時候, 我找到這個咖啡館. 新店沒有貓咖啡館, 但是有購咖啡館! 咖啡館有四隻狗, 海有客人可以帶自己的狗. 我第一天看到是禮拜日晚上所以人很多,都沒有位置. 她們說週末一定要訂位. 所以我平常日下午有回來. 還是有好幾個人帶他們的狗. 好像只有我沒有帶狗.

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The cafe had a nice atmosphere, especially on a warm afternoon with a fresh breeze blowing through it. The dogs were very sweet and friendly. My favorite was 妹妹, the golden retriever.

咖啡館的氣氛很好, 在一個好天氣的下午特別好. 他們的狗都很可愛. 我最喜歡的是妹妹, 一個黃金獵犬.

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And here are the others (the fourth one, a medium-sized black dog, wouldn’t stay still for the camera) :

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The other people’s dogs were cute, too, though not quite so well behaved. The cafe does a very good job of keeping things clean and their are signs asking people to clean up after their pets (and plastic bags provided). Both these dogs pooped and peed on the floor, although it was cleaned up quickly:

客人的狗也很可愛但是沒有那麼乖. 咖啡館很乾淨;我看店員產常在打掃. 他們還有牌子說人要清理自己的狗大小便 (還有提供垃圾袋). 這些狗有大小便在地板上, 但是主人快清理:

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On the menu, they have a variety of fried foods, pastas and desserts, as well as the typical coffee drinks. I had a latte (NT$110) and a brownie with ice cream (NT$120). The coffee really wasn’t very good; I wouldn’t order it again. They did have a good selection of beers though.

菜單有炸食物, 義大利麵, 點心, 海有咖啡,茶飲. 我點一個拿鐵 (NT$110), 還有一個冰淇淋布勞尼(NT$120). 我覺得那個拿鐵不好喝,我不會再點. 但是他們也有很多種啤酒.

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