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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.

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金豆咖啡: Not really a cat cafe 真的不算貓咖啡

21 Jul

Address: 基隆市仁愛區忠三路75號

This was in the second cat cafe book, and I went all the way to Keelung today to see it. Fortunately, I found two other cat cafes on my own to make the trip worthwhile.

這家咖啡館是在貓日和咖啡2, 所以我今天去基隆. 還好我還是自己找到兩家貓咖啡館.

They do have one cat, though the owners seemed surprised that I asked about it. They were nice enough to let me go see where it was hiding on top of a refrigerator. I tried to get a picture, but it was too dark. They said it’s always afraid of people. There were no cat decorations, and since it was a bit expensive and I was already going to two other cafes, I just left. It looks like a fine cafe with a specialty in gourmet coffees and French desserts. But I don’t think having one cat that’s always hiding in the back room makes it a cat cafe.

這家只有一隻貓. 老闆好像很驚訝我知道他們有貓. 他們讓我去看貓躲在冰箱上. 太暗拍照. 老闆說貓都會怕人. 他們都沒有貓主題裝飾. 因為我已經要去兩家咖啡館, 我就離開. 這家的特色是高級咖啡和法式甜點. 如果人想找這種的東西, 應該很好的咖啡館, 但是如果想去真的貓咖啡館, 我不會推薦.

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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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.

Chamber 秘氐咖啡

27 Apr

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Address: 台北市大安區浦城街四巷31號

Hours: 13:00-22:00, closed Mondays 週一公休

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$120

 

 

 

 

This was in the second cat cafe book, but it isn’t really a cat cafe anymore. According to the book, they had one cat. When I asked about it, the owner said that they don’t bring it to the cafe anymore because it’s afraid of people. There also isn’t anything cat-themed about the cafe. It’s in an old building and filled with beautiful antiques.

我看這間在”貓和咖啡第2″, 但是現在不時貓咖啡. 書說他們有一隻貓. 但是我問老闆, 他說他現在不會帶貓, 因為貓很怕人. 咖啡館也沒有貓主題的東西. 在意個漂亮古老的房子, 裡面有很多很特別的古董.

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Their specialty is gourmet coffee, with the cheapest cup at NT$180 and the most expensive at NT$350. That’s for a rather small cup; a pot, which is about the size of a typical large coffee is about NT$100 more. But while the price does seem excessive, they do make sure it’s the highest quality coffee. They explain where the beans came from and what kind of flavor they’re supposed to have. For each cup or pot, the beans are freshly ground and brewed. I had a “Bliss of Gaya” from Sumatra (NT$180) and also a tiramisu (NT$150). For a cheaper option, they do have tea at NT$120, but that seems like kind of a waste to me since the main point of this place is the coffee.

這間的特色是高級的咖啡, 最便宜一杯NT$180, 最貴一杯NT$350. 一杯有點小; 一壺(就像大杯)要加大概NT$100. 真的有點貴, 旦是咖啡真的很好. 老闆會介紹咖啡豆從哪裡來, 有什麼特別的口味. 每一杯, 他們會用新鮮的咖啡豆. 我喝一杯印尼的咖啡 (NT$180)還有吃提拉米蘇 (NT$150). 他們還有茶, 比較便宜 (NT$120) 但是我覺得應該要喝他們的招牌.

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They also have a small, old-fashioned hair salon in one section. I thought the barber’s chair and accessories were just for decoration, but they said someone still cuts hair there! I didn’t ask when or how much it is.

還有一個小,很古老的理髮院. 我以為只是裝飾, 但是他們說真的有人來剪頭髮!

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While this definitely isn’t a cat cafe, it might be worth visiting if you appreciate high quality coffee and antiques.

這其實不是貓咖啡, 旦是喜歡高級咖啡,古老的東西的人應該會很喜歡.

 

 

Cuckoo’s Nest 杜鵑窩

27 Jan

 

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Address: 臺北市中山區北安路458巷41弄52號 (by Dazhi MRT Exit 3)

Hours: Every day 每天 13:30-00:30

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$90

 

 

This cozy cafe has a great atmosphere: warm lighting, comfortable seats, nice variety of decorations and good mix of background music. 這間咖啡的環境很好: 很舒服, 很有創造, 有書, 還有好聽的音樂.

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At first, I thought they just had this one cat 我先以為他們只有一隻貓:

DSCN0091That was ok, it was still a nice cafe. I looked at the menu and ordered the most interesting sounding item, a hot “Whatever” for NT$120. That meant I’d get whatever they chose to make for me. 我覺得還好, 還是很好的咖啡館. 我點最有趣的東西, 一個”隨便特調”NT$120.

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“Whatever” was delicious. It turned out to be a latte with cinnamon and honey. “隨便特調”很好喝, 一個拿鐵加蜂蜜跟肉桂.

I paid my bill, but then the guy asked if I’d like to see the cats. He’d seen I had brought the cat cafe book and had been taking pictures of the one cat. He said they had more than 30 cats upstairs! So of course I said I wanted to see them and they were adorable. All of them are strays that they’ve taken in. 我去買單, 然後老闆問我要不要看貓. 他有看我有帶貓咖啡書,還有看我拍貓. 泰說樓上有30幾隻貓! 我當然說要看! 牠們都很可愛, 都是以前流浪貓.

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This is definitely on my list as one of the best cat cafes. 我真的覺得這是一個很好的貓咖啡館.