Tag Archives: Genki Cats

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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Houtong 217 Cafe 217咖啡

23 Jun

DSCN1866 Houtong 217 Cafe 217咖啡

Address: 新北市瑞芳區光復里柴竂路217號

Hours: 10:30-19:00, closed Tuesdays 週二公休

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$50

 

 

 

 

This cat cafe is appropriately located in Houtong Cat Village. It wasn’t in either of the books, but I thought a cat village just had to have a cat cafe. I found the sign above and followed it and a couple others like it up some stairs and around a path to the cafe. They had three kittens in a cage as well as at least three adult cats. It was hard to tell because they had the door open and other cats could wander in and out.

猴硐貓村一定有貓咖啡. 這間不是在書裡, 我在猴硐就看到上面的牌子. 需要爬樓梯在看到一個牌子, 然後就到了. 他們有三隻小貓, 還有大概三隻大貓. 有點難說因為路邊的貓也可以進去.

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The menu has all the typical cafe items at low prices, with coffee and tea starting at just NT$50. I had a citrus tea for NT$80 and it came in this cute cup菜單有飲料簡餐都很便宜. 有美式咖啡, 紅茶 NT$50. 我和金柑檸檬茶NT$80. 他們的杯子很可愛:

DSCN1877They had lots of other cute cat decorations and also sold other cat-themed items including postcards and jewelry. 他們還有很多可愛的裝飾還有賣貓主題東西.

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Videos from Genki Cats

18 Apr

The cats at Genki Cats were so adorable I took videos of them.

Genki Cats (元氣貓主題餐廳)

17 Apr

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Address: 臺北市士林區德行西路93巷2弄13號

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 14:00-21:00, Saturday 12:00-21:00, Closed Mondays

Minimum per person purchase: NT$200 for entry and drink, NT$250 for shaved ice, NT$300 for ice with the most toppings

Since it’s just a few minutes walk from Cafe Dog and Cats (the original cat cafe and one of the nicest I’ve been to) and according to the book was just opened in 2010, I wasn’t optimistic that this place would still be open. The picture above is a very tiny corner of a sign for what looks like a typical tea and shaved ice shop. I looked in and didn’t see any cats.

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But when I asked, they told me I had to buy a ticket. People who don’t want to see cats can order drinks and shaved ice to go or to have in the shop for regular prices. To see cats, ticket prices are as listed above. I got an NT$200 ticket with a green tea latte. They gave me the drink in a disposable cup, along with a ticket and told me to go across the street to #8 and ring the bell. I rang the bell and went up to the second floor of an old apartment building. In the entry way, the attendant asked me to take off my shoes and clean my hands with disinfectant, and then let me into the room with about 15 beautiful cats!

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Everything was very clean and there is a separate room for litter boxes. The room is filled with benches and cat tree houses, and there are lockers for customers to use. The attendant said I might want to put my drink in there too so the cats wouldn’t play with it, but I didn’t mind.

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The cat below was my favorite. Doesn’t he look regal?

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He liked my cup.

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It’s not exactly a cafe and definitely not a restaurant (called “cat themed restaurant” in Chinese), but it’s a great place to play with beautiful cats.

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