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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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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.

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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Together and Forever 就是幸福 (Now Closed 已停業)

9 Jun

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Address: 忠孝東路四段553巷6弄8-1號

Hours: 12:00-~20:00/21:00

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$50

 

Since work has been slow lately, I decided to just wander the alleys of Taipei trying to find new cat cafes, and I was lucky enough to find two! I’m writing about the best one first. At first glance, this cafe doesn’t look like much. It doesn’t have a trendy design or cute decorations. But it has four beautiful cats; good, cheap food and coffee; and the owner is very friendly. 最近我的工作比較少, 所以我去逛臺北的小巷子找有沒有新的貓咖啡館. 今天找到兩間! 我現寫最好的. 這家看起來沒有什麼特別, 沒有特別設計, 沒有可愛的裝飾. 但是有四隻很漂亮的貓! 咖啡食物好吃好喝又便宜. 還有老闆很友善.

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The two cats above are Together and Forever, the father and mother cats. 上面兩隻叫Together和Forever, 牠們是爸爸媽媽貓. 下面是牠們的孩子, Porsche and Bicycle.

Below are their kittens, Porsche and Bicycle (the owner helped get them to pose like that):

DSCN1739The menu has the usual cafe items for about half the price of most cat cafes. I had cheesecake, which was so delicious I forgot to take a picture of it (NT$60), and an Americano (NT$50). 菜單有平常飲料甜點間餐, 多很便宜. 我吃起司蛋糕 (NT$60), 這麼好吃我忘記拍照, 喝美式咖啡. Here are more pictures of the cats:

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DSCN1742It also has wi-fi and is a nice, quiet environment for reading or studying. 他們有wi-fi, 環境很適合念書.

Top Point 突點義大利美食咖啡館

13 Aug

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Address: 桃園縣中壢市富州路20號 (訂位03-428-2972)

Hours: 11:30-22:00, closed Sundays 週日公休

 

 

 

 

 

The book says they open at 11:00, but it actually opens at 11:30. The book does also say to make reservations, but I thought it wouldn’t be that busy on a weekday afternoon. However, the book was right about that. Be sure to call and make reservations. I got there at about 12:45, and they told me there were no seats available. But at least they let me take pictures of the cats.

書說他們11:00開門, 但是真的11:30開門. 書也說需要訂位. 但是我以為平常日應該不會有很多人. 但是書說對的. 應該要先訂位! 我12:45到了, 他們跟我說沒有位置. 但是他們還是讓我拍照.

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But although these cats are very nice, they weren’t as much the center of attention as in Design Fever. They stayed off to the side away from where people were eating. This is also more of a restaurant than a cafe, also Italian food. It seems like a lot of office workers come here on their lunch break. It has a quiet atmosphere and I saw several people using wi-fi on their laptops.

這些貓很可愛, 但是在這裡, 貓比較低調. 牠們不會跳在桌子上. 跟義式品嘗館, 這裡也是比較像餐廳. 他們也有很多義大利食品. 好像很多上班族來這裡吃午餐. 這店的氣氛比較安靜. 我也看好幾個人用電腦, 因為店裡有wi-fi.