Archive | May, 2014

Toast Chat

29 May

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Address: 台北市大安區光復路290巷58號

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 週日-週四 11:00-23:00, Friday-Saturday 週五,六: 11:00-2:00

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

This cafe from the book used to have two cats and now it has three, and they’re all friendly. It has a comfortable atmosphere, with soft but not sleepy music playing, which makes it a good place to read or work. 貓日和咖啡館2說這家有兩隻貓, 但是現在有三隻, 都很可愛. 這家咖啡館的氣氛很好, 很適合工作,看書, 聊天.

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In the book, there are pictures of 黑比 when she was a tiny kitten. Here’s a picture of a page from the book, followed by pictures of what she looks like now. 書有”黑比”小時候的照片. 她現在長大.

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Credit: 貓日和咖啡館2

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DSCN1560With an NT$200 minimum per person, this cafe is a bit on the expensive side, but the food is delicious. French toast is one of their specialties and they also have many other brunch and dessert options. They also have a wide selection of beer. I had banana caramel French toast (NT$160) with an Americano. (NT$120). 每人最低消費NT$200我覺得有點貴, 但是真的非常好吃. 他們的招牌是法式土司, 還有很多甜點中午餐還有很多種啤酒. 我吃香蕉焦糖法式土司(NT$160), 喝美式咖啡(NT$120).

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Cat.jpg 貓圖咖啡

28 May

DSCN1474  Cat.jpg 貓圖咖啡

Address: 台北市和平東路一段184-1號

Hours: 7:00-22:00

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$50

 

 

This is another cat cafe that isn’t in the book, that I also found thanks to this blog. When I saw it listed there, I could hardly believe where it was! It’s on 和平東路, very close to where I used to live. It opened in 2012 and I must have walked past it hundreds of times. Actually, I do remember noticing 貓 in the name, glancing in and thinking it was too small to be a cat cafe. It’s definitely the smallest cat cafe I’ve been to, with only a narrow bar to sit at. 這家貓咖啡也不時在書裡. 我找到在這個 部落格. 我看到地址, 我很驚訝因為離我以前住的地方很近. 這家2012開業, 所一我應該有走過去很多次. 其實我記得, 我看過牌子有”貓”但是我以為太小, 只可以外帶, 不可能是貓咖啡館. 真的是我看過的最小間貓咖啡, 只有一個小吧檯可以坐.

DSCN1510It was crowded with students and annoying Japanese pop music was playing. But they have two adorable kittens! It was hard to get good pictures of them because they were so playful and wouldn’t stop moving. 裡面有很多學生, 還有我覺得很煩的日本流行音樂. 但是他們有兩個超可愛的小貓! 很難拍牠們因為很活潑, 一直動!

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The bigger kitten looks about 4-5 months old, but I’d guess the little one isn’t more than 2 months. She’s so tiny! I tried to take a picture of her next to someone’s flipflop as a comparison, but she and the person wearing it kept moving. I took this blurry picture while holding her.

比較大的小貓應該有4-5約, 旦是小的好像沒有兩個月. 很小, 很可愛! 我要拍她跟人的拖鞋, 但是貓跟人一直動, 所以沒辦法. 我抱她拍這件照片.

DSCN1511DSCN1517Another advantage of this cafe is that it’s very cheap, with prices starting at NT$50. I had a green tea Oreo slushie for NT$75. 這家咖啡很便宜, 最便宜只要NT$50. 我喝抹茶OREO冰沙, NT$75.

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DSCN1497And they also have some cute cat decorations and sell pet products. It has everything a cat cafe should have in a quarter of the space for half the price. I’d also only want to spend about a quarter of the time I’d usually spend in one. But it’s nice for students and people who want to check out a cat cafe quickly. Maybe it’s called Cat.jpg because it’s like a tiny picture of a normal cat cafe. 他們還有很可愛的貓裝飾, 還有賣寵物用品. 這麼小店有這麼多東西很棒. 我不要留很久, 但是對學生或是只想看到貓咖啡的人, 我覺得很好.

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Stray Cats Cafe 野喵中途咖啡

20 May

DSCN1368  Stray Cats Cafe 野喵中途咖啡

Address: 新北市三重區集英路65號 (Closest MRT St. Ignatius High School)

Hours: 12:00-21:00

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$90

 

 

 

This isn’t just a cat cafe; it’s a kitten cafe! It isn’t in either of the books; I found it on this blog. It’s quite out of the way, near the end of the Luzhou line and more than a kilometer’s walk from the station. As it was pouring rain, I really hoped the trip would be worth it. I wasn’t disappointed. They have 14 cats, most of them kittens! Even with that many cats, tt’s very clean and doesn’t smell at all. There are two separate seating areas, on in the cats’ room and one outside of it, though everyone was sitting in the cats’ room. Playful kittens romped all over the place. 這間不只是一個貓咖啡館, 是一個小貓咖啡館! 我找到在這個部落格. 我覺得有點遠, 在蘆洲線, 還要走路一公里, 今天下大雨. 但是我真的覺得這是一個不要錯過的地方. 他們有14隻貓, 大部分是小貓! 有很多貓, 但是還是很乾淨, 沒有臭味. 客人可以坐在貓區或許可以選坐在沒有貓區. 但是大家都選坐在貓區. 很多活潑的貓咪玩得很開心.

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There were also a few older ones 還有一些比較大的貓:

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For NT$50, you can buy a package of cat treats. The people at a nearby table did and the cats went crazy for them! 客人可以買小吃給貓咪 (NT$50). 貓都很喜歡!

DSCN1404One family had just been to a fish market and was carrying their purchases with them. The cats thought that was a new treat, and the people eventually took their bag out of the cats’ room and put it behind the counter. After all that excitement, the cats were sleepy. 一些人剛在市場買海鮮. 貓很想吃. 那些人終於要放袋子在沒有貓區, 在櫃台後面. 貓忽然覺得很累.

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I ordered a Mexican Spice Chicken with rice and black coffee (NT$200 for the meal and NT$90 for the coffee). There was nothing “Mexican” about the chicken, though it wasn’t bad. A cat came to my table to check it out. 我點一個墨西哥辣味雞腿飯(NT$200), 黑咖啡 (NT$90). 其實每有墨西哥味道, 但是還好. 一隻貓來看我的食物.

DSCN1424In the no-cats section, they sell cat-themed clothes, bags and jewellery as well as pet products. All of the cats and kittens were strays and they try to find homes for the kittens, so going to this cafe is supporting a good cause. 他們也在賣貓主題的東西-衣服, 包包, 珠寶-還有寵物用品. 他們的貓咪都是流浪貓. 他們也讓人領養小貓.

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Sunbeam Cat 日光貓

19 May

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Address: 高雄市左營區光興街49號

Hours: Weekdays 平日 12:00-21:00, Weekends 週末 11:00-22:00, closed Mondays 週一公休

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

 

 

After running the Kenting Marathon, I went to this cat cafe in Kaohsiung before catching my train. With its cute decorations, reasonable prices and eight adorable cats, it’s definitely worth a visit. When I arrived, there were three cats in the window, and another joined them there later. 我跑完墾丁馬拉松, 我去這間貓咖啡館在高雄. 裝飾很可愛, 東西好吃不貴, 八隻漂亮的貓咪, 我當然會推薦這家. 我來的時候, 窗戶有三隻貓, 以後有四隻.

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Other beautiful cats relaxed in other places around the cafe. They’re not at all afraid of people, but not particularly interested in them either.

還有其他可愛的貓咪在休息. 牠們都不認, 但是好像對人沒有興趣.

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The walls are decorated with cat puzzles:

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The menu has a variety of set meals including sandwiches, pasta and waffles. I had an original waffle and an iced Americano for NT$165. The waffle was delicious and they have lots of flavors to try, although some of them have to be special-ordered the day before, like the caramel and cream cheese that I wanted. 菜單有很多套餐, 有三明治, 義大利麵, 鬆餅. 我吃原味鬆餅, 合冰的美式咖啡, $NT165. 鬆餅很好吃. 他們有很多口味但是有些口味你需要前一天打電話定約.

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When I was getting ready to leave, someone brought out a toy for the cats. They were so cute playing with it, I wished I could stay longer, but I had to hurry back to the train station. 我要離開的時候店員給貓玩具玩. 牠們很可愛我想留下來, 但是我要趕快去高鐵站.

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Gongguan Used Bookstore with Cat 公館舊書城

15 May

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Address: 臺北市中正區 汀洲路三段223號 (Near Gongguan MRT)

 

 

 

 

 

This isn’t a cat cafe, but the cat is so cute and has such a prominent place in the store, I had to include it. I first saw it when I lived at Gongguan in 2008 and the same cat is still there, usually sitting in his favorite place on the counter. They got a kitten a couple of years ago and it’s still there sometimes, but it isn’t as friendly and I didn’t see it this time. It has a picture in the window too, though. 這不是貓咖啡, 但是這間二手書店的貓這麼可愛我想分享. 我2008住在公館的時候第一次看到這隻貓. 他還在, 平常在他最喜歡的位置在櫃檯書上面. 他們現在還有一隻小的, 但是他比較怕人. 這一次我沒看到, 但是他還有照片在窗戶.

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The owner puts cardboard on the cat’s stack of books for him to scratch on. 老闆給貓咪硬紙板讓他抓.

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Mono Cafe

15 May

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Address: 臺北市大安區復興南路二段349號

Hours: 13:00-22:30, closed Mondays 公休周一

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

 

 

 

 

This is a popular cafe near Da-an Sports Centre. It was hard to find a seat at 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon, but there was one at the bar. It’s bright with high ceilings and lots of windows. Most of the customers seemed to be groups of university students. I really think the author had trouble trying to fill a second book, because I wouldn’t consider this a cat cafe either. It has one cat, but not much else cat-themed.

這間咖啡館離大安運動中心很近. 禮拜三下午有很多人, 只有吧檯有空位置. 裡面很亮, 有很多窗戶, 很高的天花板. 大部分的客人好像是大學生. 我覺得作家寫第二書覺得很難找夠貓咖啡館. 因為這邊也不太算貓咖啡館. 只有一隻貓, 沒有很多其他貓主題的東西.

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The cat is very cute though. He was asleep on someone’s laptop bag when I came in. 貓還是很可愛. 我來的時候他在睡覺在客人的包包.

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Later he moved to a seat where he could look out the window.

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They have the usual coffee and tea selections as well as reasonably priced set meals and desserts. I had an Americano and cheesecake for NT$135. 他們有咖啡, 茶, 冰沙還有很多套餐, 甜點. 我喝美式咖啡吃起司蛋糕, NT$130.

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Dela 1010

1 May

DSCN1162  Dela 1010

Address 地址: 台北市大安區忠孝東路三段217巷2弄4號 (nearest MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng, Exit 4)

Hours: 11:00-21:30, Closed Tuesdays 公休週二

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

 

 

 

According to the book, this cafe has an adorable Persian, but it wasn’t there when I went. The owner said it was taking a day off but was usually there. Still I wouldn’t really call this a cat cafe. It has a nice atmosphere, but isn’t cat themed, except for the picture of the cat in the window and this sticker.

“貓日和咖啡II”說這間有一個很可愛的波斯貓, 但是我去的時候, 牠不在. 老闆說牠平常來, 但是那天休息. 其實我還是覺得這間不算貓咖啡. 有很少貓主題的東西, 只有貓的照片還有這個貼著.

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It has typical coffee and tea selections on the menu. I had an Americano NT$100. They also have a wide variety of delicious desserts, displayed on postcards. I ordered a 帕瑪森巧克力. I’m not sure how to translate it. The last part is “chocolate” and I think the first part is Parmesan. I thought the white, fluffy stuff on top was coconut, but it did taste sort of like Parmesan cheese. It wasn’t very sweet, and that turned out to be a good combination with the rich fudge under it.

飲品多根差不多的咖啡館一樣. 我喝美式咖啡 NT$100. 他們還有很多不一樣的甜點. 都看起來很好吃, 很難選. 我點一個帕馬森巧克力. 海是不知道是什麼. 我以為有椰子在上面但是好像是起司. 很好吃, 不會很甜, 很好配很甜的巧克力.

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This cafe has a bright, relaxed atmosphere and is quiet enough for reading and studying. I’d also recommend it for the desserts, but not as a cat cafe. 這間很亮, 有很好的氣氛, 很適合讀書. 我也會推薦他們的甜點, 但是如果想去貓咖啡館, 我不會選擇.