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My cat cafes book release: Available 9/1/16!

24 Aug

I’ve written a book about cat cafes based on my blog and it will be available September 1! http://www.books.com.tw/products/0010726529?loc=P_002_023

我9/1要出書, ‘這裡有貓,歡迎光臨:老外帶路,探訪62間貓店長私藏地圖http://www.books.com.tw/products/0010726529?loc=P_002_023

The book is bilingual and includes all the cat cafes on this blog that are still currently in business. At my favorite cafes, I’ve done interviews and included more detailed information about some of the cats. The cafes all have star ratings and are divided up by type so readers can easily find the cafe they want to go to.

書是雙語的, 含所有還在營業的貓咖啡. 在我最喜歡的貓咖啡, 我有採訪老闆, 還有寫比較多貓店長的資料. 我給每一件評論1-5星, 還有份很多種貓咖啡所以人可以找到最喜歡的.

Ailu Cat House (Vietnam越南)

10 Jun

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Address地址: 284 Nguyen Trong Tuyen Phu Nhuan

Hours營業時間: 8:30-23:00

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: VND 45,000 (about $2)

 

When I took a trip to Vietnam, of course I had to see if they had cat cafes. I thought it was unlikely, but to my surprise, they had a few! This cafe has three floors, with the first floor being a Japanese restaurant, the second a cat cafe and the third a dog cafe (not much to the dog cafe, just a room with three little dogs). The cat cafe has 19 adorable, friendly cats.

我剛去越南, 我一定要看他們有沒有貓咖啡. 我想應該沒有, 但是我找到幾間! 這間有三樓: 一樓是日式餐廳, 二樓是貓咖啡, 三樓是狗咖啡 (狗咖啡其實沒有什麼, 只是一個空間有三隻小狗) 貓咖啡有19很可愛的貓咪.

One cat sat on my table. They told me his name was ‘dog’ in Vietnamese because he acts like a dog. I ordered an avocado smoothie (VND 60,000) and that was very good. 一隻貓坐在我桌子上. 店員說他的名字是’狗’應為牠個性像狗. 我點一個鱷梨冰沙.

The cafe seemed very clean and there were lots of places for the cats to play. It did have a bit of a smell, but the staff were in the process of cleaning. 咖啡裡面看起來很乾淨, 有很多地方貓可以玩. 有一點貓尿味道, 但是店員一直在清理.

They had a couple of kittens that were a few months old and some very tiny ones that were still with their mother. 他們有兩個小貓, 還有一些剛出生的小貓跟他們的媽媽在一起.

This was a very nice cafe and it seems like the staff really care about the cats. Here are more pictures of the cats我很喜歡這間,好像店員很關心貓:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Taiwan Cat Cafes 台灣最佳十間貓咖啡

6 Mar

I have now been to nearly every cat cafe in Taiwan, about 80 in all. Out of all of these, here are my top 10 favorites. In my opinion, the best cat cafes have happy, healthy cats (whether it’s one cat or ten), are clean, have a good atmosphere, creative design and reasonably good drinks and food.

我已經去過大部分的台灣貓咖啡, 大概八十間. 我覺得這十間是最佳的. 我想最棒的貓咖啡有開心健康的貓 (不管有幾隻), 是乾淨的, 有好的氣氛, 創作的設計, 還有好吃好喝的東西.

  1. 小貓花園 (Cafe Cats and Dog) This is the original cat cafe, opened in 1998. They have about 12 cats and now 3 dogs, friendly staff and an extensive menu. 這是台灣最老的貓咖啡, 1998開業. 他們有十幾隻貓三隻狗, 友善的店員, 菜單有很多選擇.

     

     

  2. Cat Lair 六號貓洞 (Taichung 台中) I love this cafe even though I’ve only been there twice since it’s in Taichung. There are 5-10 cats there at a time, all happy and more or less friendly. With the tree branches around the doorway, it feels like a secret hideaway in a forest even though it’s in the middle of the city. The cats are so friendly and happy, and the owner is nice to talk to and very obviously enjoys her job. It’s a great place to relax; one could easily spend a few hours here and hardly notice the passing time.  我很喜歡這間; 我只去過兩次因為在台中. 有5-10貓, 都看起來很開心. 我很喜歡這間環境, 我覺得名字很適合. 門口有很大的樹枝, 感覺像森林裡的小洞. 貓都很開心很放鬆. 還有老闆很熱情還有很明顯愛她的工作. 是一個好地方放鬆, 可以坐這裡好幾個小時.

  3. Mask Cat 貓裝 I’ve been to this cafe more times than any others. They have three very friendly cats who will sit on people’s laps, cute decorations, and a quiet atmosphere for working. 我最常去這間咖啡. 他們有三隻很可愛的貓,會坐在人身上, 可愛的裝飾, 還有安靜的環境所以可以工作.
  4. Collection for Friends 私藏不藏私 This cafe only has one cat, Money, but the cat is so cute and the atmosphere, decorations and food are so good, it still makes the list as one of the best. 這間只有一隻貓, Money, 但是牠很可愛, 還有環境, 裝飾, 食物都非常好所以我覺得是很好的貓咖啡.
  5. Genki Cats 元氣貓主題餐廳 This cafe is home to about 20 beautiful Maine Coon cats. Since so many stray cats need homes, I usually prefer cafes with mixed breeds but these cats are so friendly and happy, I’ll make an exception with this one. They’ve moved since I first wrote about them. I updated the address in the original post. They also now serve full, Japanese style meals in the same room as the cats rather than shaved ice in a separate room. 者間有大概20隻很漂亮的緬因貓. 因為很多流浪貓需要一個好家, 我平常喜歡有領養流浪貓的咖啡館. 但是這些貓非常開心非常親人所以我還是很喜歡這間. 他們有搬家. 我已經改好地址在原本的post. 他們現在有日式料理, 可以吃在貓區.
  6. Cafe Fima 菲瑪咖啡 This cafe also just has one cat, but she’s really the star of the cafe and even has her own business card. It also has a great atmosphere and high quality coffee. 這間只有一隻貓, 但是她是店裡的明星. 她有自己的名片. 氣氛很好還有咖啡特別好喝.
  7. Spring Day Pet Cafe 春日寵物咖啡 This pet cafe has 4-6 cats and about four dogs. They have one of the most amazing cats I’ve ever seen–she can do tricks on command! 這間有4-6隻貓,四隻狗. 他們有一隻很奇妙的貓, 她會做特技跟狗一樣!
  8.  Cafe 218 小猴子咖啡 This cafe has two fluffy Persian cats that the owner adopted. It’s a small place near Taipei 101. The cats are adorable to watch, the owner is very friendly and the coffee is delicious. 這間有兩隻伯斯貓, 老闆領養的. 是一個小間在101附近. 老闆很友善, 貓很可愛, 咖啡很好喝.
  9. 品客 (Classic) This Shida cafe has three friendly cats and occasionally a Corgi. It has a convenient location, good food and nice atmosphere. 這間師大咖啡有三隻可愛的貓還有偶爾一隻柯基犬. 環境很方便, 食物好吃, 氣氛很好.
  10. Minou Minou This Gongguan cafe has two adorable cats and very cute decorations. 弟寶,who was a kitten when I first saw him, is the friendliest, but the other cat looks sleepy and content. They have a great brunch menu. 這間公館咖啡有兩隻很可愛的貓還有很可愛的裝飾. 弟寶, 最年輕的貓比較會靠近人, 但是裡外隻野看起來很開心在睡覺. 菜單有很多好吃的早午餐.

Corgi at 品客 (Classic) 品客有柯基犬

23 Jan

I’ve written about this cafe before and it’s one of my favorites. They have three beautiful, friendly cats. But today I found out that the owners sometimes bring a dog! Pooka is an adorable Corgi who runs to greet customers when they come in. He loves attention and gets along well with the cats. 我有寫過這間 咖啡館, 來過好幾次, 很喜歡. 他們有三隻很漂亮的貓. 但是今天是我第一次看到他們偶爾帶一隻狗! Pooka是一隻很可愛的柯基犬, 他看到客人他很開心. 他很喜歡人, 他也跟貓可以相處.

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Doorway Cafe 兜味

21 Jan

DSCN7375Doorway Cafe 兜味

Address: 台北市大同區安西街36號

Hours: 13:00-19:00, closed Tuesdays 週二公休

Phone: 02-2557-3169

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$90

 

Located near Dihua Shopping Street, this is a pet cafe rather than a cat cafe. The owners do have a cat that comes sometimes, but it wasn’t there today. Still, they have lots of pictures of cats around. 離迪化街很近, 這是一間寵物咖啡, 不是貓咖啡. 老闆有一隻貓, 牠偶爾會來, 但是今天不在. 他們還是有很多貓圖片.

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People are welcome to bring their own pets, cats or dogs. Today, some people brought a friendly little dog in a sweater. It’s harder to get good pictures of dogs because they move around too fast, though. 客人可以帶自己的寵物, 貓, 狗, 都可以. 今天人代ㄧ隻很可愛的小狗, 穿者毛衣. 但是他動太快, 我沒有拍到牠.

The menu has interesting, punny names for the items. 菜單很有趣, 飲料, 食物的名字都有創造.

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I had a yogurt soda with kumquat (NT$100) and French bread with cheese on it (NT$80). These were very good. The owner also gave me some freshly made little egg cake things. 我喝’多多狠生氣 (NT$100), 吃孤獨法國仛 (NT$80), 都好吃, 好喝. 好有老闆送我一些小雞蛋糕.

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This is a cute, cozy cafe and a nice place to work or read even if it doesn’t have a cat most of the time. The dog that was there was sweet and people can always bring in different pets. 這間咖啡館很舒服, 一個好地方看書, 用電腦. 平常沒有貓, 但是還是有可愛的寵物.

 

Cafe Moment 貓門

29 Nov

DSCN6827Cafe Moment 貓門

Address 地址: 高雄市苓雅區四維三路89號 (also has a branch in Tainan, 還有一間在台南: 台南市中西區忠孝街93巷34號)

Phone 電話: 07-5368950

Hours: 9:00-22:00

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: one drink 一杯飲料

 

This is a relatively new cat cafe in Kaohsiung, which just opened a year ago. They also have a branch in Tainan. The cafe is clean and brightly lit and has five cats and one dog. The cats are all friendly, the dog only sometimes is; he doesn’t seem very happy about spending so much time around cats. The cafe is on two floors. There’s plenty of seating and free wifi. 這間貓咖啡在高雄市新的, 一年前開業. 他們還有一間在台南. 咖啡館很乾淨很亮. 他們有5隻貓, 一隻狗. 貓都比較輕鬆, 狗有時候會兇, 好像他不太喜歡貓. 咖啡館有二樓, 所以有很多位置. 他們也有wifi.

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This fat orange cat (named Orange) was one of my favorites, and the staff say he’s the friendliest. 我很喜歡這個胖的橘色貓(他的名字是橘子), 店員說他是最親人的貓.

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Here are some of the other cats:

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This is the dog. He looks cute and he lets people pet him, but he growled and tried to start fights with the cats several times. They said he was in a bad mood that day. 這是店狗. 他看起來可愛, 也會讓人摸牠, 但是他對貓嗥叫還要跟他們吵架. 店員說他當天心情不好.

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There’s a good selection of drinks on the menu as well as desserts and light meal options. I ordered a green tea latte (NT$120) and a beef and cheese quesadilla (NT$140). Both of these were very good. 他們有很多飲料選擇, 還有甜點, 間餐. 我店錄茶拿鐵(NT$120)還有牛肉起司餅(NT$140).

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I rarely go to Kaohsiung, but if I do, I’d go back here, and I’m planning on checking out the Tainan branch. 我很少去高雄但是如果我在去, 我會回來這間, 還有我想去他們台南的店.

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.