Archive | August, 2015

Tiere

23 Aug

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Address: 新北市板橋區文聖街207號1樓(Closest MRT 江子翠)

Phone: 02-2250-1377

Hours:  平日11:00-21:00 (Closed Mondays週一公休), weekends 假日11:00-22:00

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

 

 

A friend brought me to this Banqiao pet cafe. They’re a bit more dog-focused in that people bring their dogs there and the cafe’s own dogs are out in the dining area while the cats are shut in a separate area. But they do have lots of adorable cats and the main cafe dog, Hook, is very sweet. 一個朋友帶我去這間寵物咖啡在板橋. 他們比較像狗咖啡因為人會帶自己的狗, 還有用餐區有狗. 貓都關在裡外區. 但是貓還是很可愛, 還有狗店長Hook也非常可愛.

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Hook was a stray and he was very thin and weak when they found him, so they named him Hook in hopes that he would be tough someday. He did become beautiful and healthy, but his gentle personality is nothing like the legendary villain’s. Hook以前是流浪狗. 老闆開始養他的時候, 他很瘦,很弱. 他們希望他會兇一點, 所以叫他’Hook’. 他變成很漂亮,很健康, 但是他很溫柔, 一點都不兇.

The cats are in an enclosed area and can be seen through the glass. Some are temporary residents of the pet hotel and others are ones that the cafe owners have decided to adopt or are putting up for adoption. 貓都關在貓區. 一些住在寵物旅館, 大部分是店員領養的或許要給人領養.

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They had two very young kittens that they had rescued and were thinking of putting up for adoption, but they’ve decided they are probably going to keep them. 有兩隻很小貓. 店員本來要找人領養, 現在他們可能想自己養.

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There are lots of cute decorations around, some cat and dog-related and other just interesting, like this collection of Mr Potatoheads有很多可愛的裝飾,一些關於寵物, 一些只是有趣:

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DSCN5284The menu has a good variety of set meals. I had chicken meatballs and rice that came with black tea (NT$240). I didn’t notice it on the menu but later saw they had cat beer on display. 菜單有好幾個套餐. 我點雞肉,蘑菇番茄反, 還有紅茶 (NT$240). 我在菜單沒看到, 以後看他們也有貓啤酒.

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This is another one of the cafe’s dogs who was cute and friendly. 這隻狗也是他們的.

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Some customers brought their own dog and it pooped on the floor. At least they did clean up after it quickly. Customers’ dogs are also required to wear diapers to prevent some ‘accidents’. (Below is just an example of the diaper from a dog in the downstairs pet hotel area). 客人有帶狗, 狗大便在地下. 但是他們很快清理. 客人的狗都需要帶尿布. 下面是一隻狗在寵物飯店區.

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This is a nice cafe and the pet hotel looks good clean, lots of space for the dogs and very clean. 我喜歡這間咖啡館, 寵物飯店業看起來很好, 很乾淨,狗有很大的空間.

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Lang Lang Don’t Cry 浪浪別哭

18 Aug

DSCN5251Lang Lang Don’t Cry 浪浪別哭

Address: 台北市中山區華陰街24巷3弄7號 (Taipei Main Station, exit R1)

Phone 電話: 02-2523-0533

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 週二-天: 11:00-21:00, Closed Mondays 週一公休

Minimum cost per person: NT$100

This cafe just opened this month. It isn’t exactly a cat cafe, but they will have cats sometimes. They’re still worth visiting because of what they do for stray animals. The cafe is located in a traditional old house near Taipei Main Station. The owners’ grandmother left them the house and she had always helped stray animals, so they wanted to continue her work. They will temporarily take in stray animals and customers can adopt them. We were greeted by the dog waiter, the only permanent resident. 這間這個月剛開業. 不算貓咖啡但是他們偶爾會有貓. 我覺得來這邊值得因為他們幫助流浪貓. 在台北車站附近, 這間是在一個古老的房子. 老闆的奶奶以前住在這裡, 都很照顧流浪動物. 她去世以後老闆想開這間, 繼續幫流浪動物. 他們在餐廳會有一些流浪動物, 客人可以領養. 他們還有一隻狗一直留在這裡, 他是一個很可愛的服務員.

DSCN5207They did have a cat, but it had just been adopted that day. With the cafe’s popularity, it seems that pets are being adopted quickly, which is great. The cafe is very busy and reservations are recommended.  The furniture is old-fashioned, in keeping with the style of the building. 他們有一隻貓, 但是我們來的時候, 貓已經被領養的. 因為這間最近很流行, 好像動物很快被領養的, 這是很好事. 客人很多, 所以限訂位比較好. 店裡的設計都很古老.

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The menu is very cute and includes the story of how the cafe started. There’s also a page where you can order dog food. 3% of all profit from the cafe goes to help stray animals. I had a ‘burrito’, really more of a wrap sandwich, that came with salad, fries and black tea (NT$240). It was pretty good. The menu is simple, with only a few meal and drink options. This is a nice place to visit and a good way to help stray animals. 菜單很可愛. 裡面有他們的故事. 人還是可以點狗飼料. 3% 的消費他們都捐給流浪動物. 我點墨西哥卷, 有薯條沙拉, 還有紅茶 (NT$240). 菜單很簡單, 沒有痕都選擇. 這間的環境很好, 還有區這裡可以幫流浪動物.

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Cafe Niau 沐肆貓廬

8 Aug

DSCN5148Cafe Niau 沐肆貓廬

Address: 台北市大安區金山南路二段141巷20號

Hours: 14:00-23:00

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

This tiny cat cafe has just one cat, but it also has cute cat-themed decorations and cat books. It’s about halfway between Dongmen and Guting and is in an alley just across from Old 98, the cat bar. 這間貓咖啡很小, 只有一隻貓但是有很可愛的裝飾還有貓主題書. 在東門, 古亭捷運站差不多一樣近, 也是在Old 98貓酒吧對面的巷子.

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I had an iced Americano (NT$120) and read this interesting book 我點冰美式咖啡, 看這本書:

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The cafe also sells homemade jams, jellies and sauces. 咖啡館也在賣果醬:

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The cat is very friendly and seems happy about all the attention he gets. 貓店長很享受他的生活.

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Sugar Bistro 小食糖

7 Aug

DSCN5133Sugar Bistro 小食糖

Address: 台北市中正區信義路二段181巷3號

Hours: Monday-Friday 週一-五 9:30-20:00 週末 Saturday-Sunday 9:30-21:30

Minimum cost per person每人最低消費: NT$100

 

 

This cafe is more of a cafe with a cat rather than a cat cafe, but the cat is cute and friendly and worth visiting. The cafe is in a traditional old building and has indoor and outdoor seating on two floors. 這咖啡館不算貓主題咖啡但是有一隻可愛的貓. 是在一個古老的房子, 人可以坐裡面或外面.

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The cat was stretched out in a box at the back of the cafe, but he was happy to be petted. 貓在後面躺在一個盒子, 但是他喜歡人摸她.

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The menu has a good variety of brunch and lunch options. Rebecca ordered a salmon omelette (NT$200) and I got a double mushroom ‘burrito’ (NT$180), which was actually a pita. We also both got berry smoothies which were huge and had lots of real strawberries and blackberries in them. 菜單有早午餐還有其他簡餐. 我朋友點一個鮭魚煎蛋捲套餐(NT$200), 我點雙香菇’burrito’ (墨西哥捲) (NT$180), 但是不是’burrito’, 是’pita'(圓麵餅), 還是好吃. 我們兩個喝莓果冰沙 (NT$160), 很大, 很好喝.

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The cafe also sells postcards and other gift items, although most aren’t cat-related. It has wi-fi and outlets, so it would be a good place to work or study. 咖啡館也在賣文具, 其他物品. 有無線網路, 還有插座, 所以是一個好地方讀書, 工作.

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The Cat Cafe (Singapore 新加坡)

3 Aug

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Address 地址: 241B Victoria Street (Level 3) Singapore

Hours: Monday 週一 15:00-22:00, 週二-天 Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-22:00

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: SGD$15

This was the third cat cafe of the day. It’s in a very busy area and even though it was almost closing time when I got there, there were more customers than at the other cat cafes. The entrance fee is SGD$15 for an unlimited amount of time and this includes a soda. The cats were very interested in my backpack. 這間是我在新加坡去的第三間. 我去的時候已經九點多, 快關門. 附近很熱鬧, 所以客人比較多. 門票是SGD$15不限時間, 含一罐汽水. 貓咪來檢查我的背包.

DSCN5105 DSCN5107The cats here all used to be stray cats as well. I didn’t have as much time here and didn’t talk to the owners, so I can’t say as much about it as the others. There are lots of cat trees around and all the cats seemed friendly and happy. 這邊的貓也以前都是流浪貓. 我沒有很多時間但是毛都很可愛, 看起來很開心, 有很多’樹’牠們可以爬.

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Neko no Niwa (Singapore新加坡)

2 Aug

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Address 地址: 54A Boat Quay (Level 2) Singapore

Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 週一, 三-五11:00-22:00, Saturday-Sunday 週六-天10:00-22:00, Closed Tuesdays 週二公休

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: SGD$12

This cat cafe was Singapore’s first, opened about a year and a half ago. All of the cats were rescue cats, and the owners selected them carefully and took several months making sure the cats were adapted to living together in this environment. Coincidentally, this cafe’s name means Cat Garden, the same as the first cat cafe in Taiwan (貓花園). Entrance costs SGD$12 per hour and $5 for every half hour after that; ordering drinks or desserts is optional. All of the cats are beautiful and friendly. They have an introduction to the cats there and also on their website: http://www.catcafe.com.sg/cafe-cats/. 這間貓咖啡館是新加坡第一個, 大概1.5年前開業. 貓都以前是流浪貓, 老闆都特別選牠們. 開業好幾個月前先決定貓習慣這個環境. 碰巧的是Neko no Niwa的意思也是貓花園, 像台灣第一個貓咖啡. 門票是SGD$12/小時, 每半小時以後加SGD$5. 貓多很漂亮, 很可愛. 咖啡的網站介紹所有的貓的故事: http://www.catcafe.com.sg/cafe-cats/

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My favorite cat was the cuddly, playful Brown Monkey 我最喜歡的是Brown Monkey:

DSCN5072 DSCN5090I also really liked Baloo, named after the bear from the Jungle Book, who may be the biggest cat I have ever seen. He really looks like a bear! 我也很喜歡Baloo (一個故事裡的雄的名字). 他可能是我看過的最大的貓. 真的看起來很像熊!

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And this little white one, Emma, the smallest is adorable too–all of them are! 這隻很小, 很優雅的白色貓也很可愛! 牠們都超可愛!

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I had a black coffee since I was planning to stay up all night at the airport; their specialty is hot chocolate and I’d like to try that if I go back.  It was nice to talk with the owners and see how much they care about cats. They started the cafe in memory of their cat who died of cancer, and they want to use the cafe to promote adoption and to educate people about cat care. If you visit Singapore, I’d recommend visiting this cafe!因為我要在機場熬夜, 我喝黑咖啡. 他們的招牌是熱巧克力. 我覺得很有趣跟老闆(一對夫妻)聊天, 看他們怎麼關心貓. 他們想開貓咖啡紀念他們去世的貓. 他們希望更多人會領養貓, 幫助流浪貓. 他們也想教人怎麼照顧好貓. 如果你去新加坡, 我很推薦這間.

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The Company of Cats

2 Aug

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Address 地址: 6B Mosque Street Singapore +65 6220 3835

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 週二-五: 12:00-22:00, Saturday-Sunday 週六-天: 11:00-22:00 Closed Mondays 週一公休

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: SGD$14

 

 

I went to Singapore for a day, and when I found out there are now cat cafes there, I had to go to a few. Cat cafes are new to Singapore, and The Company of Cats has been open for one year now. They have eleven beautiful, friendly cats, all of whom were rescue cats. On entering, customers have to take off their shoes and wash their hands. Entrance costs SGD$14 for the first hour and includes a water or soda. For a small additional fee, this can be upgraded to a coffee or tea drink. Every additional half hour costs SGD$5. To go into the cat room, you get a badge like this one 我去新加坡一天, 在網路看到現在有貓咖啡, 所以我一定要去. 新加坡只一兩年前開始有貓咖啡. 這間一年前開業. 他們有11隻很漂亮的貓, 都以前是流浪貓. 客人進去先要脫鞋洗手. 門票是SGD$14一個小時, 含汽水或水, 可以再加一點錢點咖啡, 茶. 要留比較多時間, 每半小時是SGD$5. 進去貓空間, 你要這個證章:

DSCN5025The bright, comfortable room has plenty of places for the cats to climb and play, and there are cat books and boardgames for the humans. I’d never seen ‘Catopoly’ before, but I noticed the second cat cafe I went to also had it. 貓空間有很多地方貓可以玩, 也讓客人很舒服. 有關於貓的書, 還有棋盤遊戲. 是我第一次看到’Catopoly’, 很可愛, 我會想買.

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DSCN5014There are pictures and names of all the cats on the wall, and the cafe’s website also has adorable introductions to all of them: http://www.thecompanyofcats.sg/our-cats.html 他們優每一隻貓的照片, 他們的網站也很可愛, 特別介紹每一隻: http://www.thecompanyofcats.sg/our-cats.html

DSCN5003My favorite cat was Elliot; he was curled up asleep in a box at first and then woke up a little later 我最喜歡的是Elliot. 我到了時候牠在睡覺, 以後牠醒來:

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All the cats were excited to eat貓都很開心吃飯:

DSCN5046I had a black coffee, and they also gave me a complimentary homemade lime cheesecake. It was delicious and looked very cute 我喝黑咖啡, 還有店的老闆送我一個起司蛋糕. 很好吃, 也看起來很可愛.

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I really enjoyed visiting this cafe and was impressed by how happy and well-cared for the cats are. If you’re visiting Singapore, I’d definitely recommend it. Here are more pictures of the beautiful cats 我很喜歡這間, 環境很好, 我也喜歡他們特別關心貓, 幫流浪貓. 如果去新加坡, 我很推薦. 更多貓照片:

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