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Go Bar 狗吧

21 Nov

CIMG2349  Go Bar 狗吧

Address: 新北市新店區環河路17號

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 11:30-21:00; Closed Monday and Tuesday; on weekends call 02-2918-3696 for reservations 週末必須要訂位, 電話: 02-2918-3696

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$200

I found this place a couple of weeks ago when I was walking around the Bitan area on a Sunday evening. Xindian may not have a cat cafe, but they do have a dog cafe! The cafe has four dogs of its own, and customers can also bring their own dogs. When I first saw it, it was crowded and they didn’t have any seats without reservations, so I came back on a weekday afternoon. Even on a weekday, there were quite a few people with their dogs. I think I was the only person without a dog.

我兩個禮拜前在碧潭散步的時候, 我找到這個咖啡館. 新店沒有貓咖啡館, 但是有購咖啡館! 咖啡館有四隻狗, 海有客人可以帶自己的狗. 我第一天看到是禮拜日晚上所以人很多,都沒有位置. 她們說週末一定要訂位. 所以我平常日下午有回來. 還是有好幾個人帶他們的狗. 好像只有我沒有帶狗.

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The cafe had a nice atmosphere, especially on a warm afternoon with a fresh breeze blowing through it. The dogs were very sweet and friendly. My favorite was 妹妹, the golden retriever.

咖啡館的氣氛很好, 在一個好天氣的下午特別好. 他們的狗都很可愛. 我最喜歡的是妹妹, 一個黃金獵犬.

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And here are the others (the fourth one, a medium-sized black dog, wouldn’t stay still for the camera) :

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The other people’s dogs were cute, too, though not quite so well behaved. The cafe does a very good job of keeping things clean and their are signs asking people to clean up after their pets (and plastic bags provided). Both these dogs pooped and peed on the floor, although it was cleaned up quickly:

客人的狗也很可愛但是沒有那麼乖. 咖啡館很乾淨;我看店員產常在打掃. 他們還有牌子說人要清理自己的狗大小便 (還有提供垃圾袋). 這些狗有大小便在地板上, 但是主人快清理:

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On the menu, they have a variety of fried foods, pastas and desserts, as well as the typical coffee drinks. I had a latte (NT$110) and a brownie with ice cream (NT$120). The coffee really wasn’t very good; I wouldn’t order it again. They did have a good selection of beers though.

菜單有炸食物, 義大利麵, 點心, 海有咖啡,茶飲. 我點一個拿鐵 (NT$110), 還有一個冰淇淋布勞尼(NT$120). 我覺得那個拿鐵不好喝,我不會再點. 但是他們也有很多種啤酒.

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Puppy at Cafe Dog and Cats! 小狗在貓花園

26 Aug

When I was in Cafe Dog and Cats today, they brought in an adorable black puppy! They said he was a stray and is about three months old. Now, he’s probably going to stay at the cafe! 我今天在貓花園, 他們有帶一隻很可愛的小狗 (“小黑”). 他們說他是一隻野狗, 他們昨天找到的. 現在希望他會一直留在貓花園!

CIMG1231Some of the cats were very interested to see what was in the box.

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When they let the dog out of the box, this cat seemed eager to make friends. 這隻貓好像很高興認識小黑!

CIMG1236These cats weren’t so sure:

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CIMG1252And this one just preferred to continue napping. 這隻貓不在乎, 只想睡覺:

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The dog accepted the new arrival without much excitement.

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Cafe Dog and Cats (貓花園)

10 Apr

Cat Cafe 001  Cafe Dog and Cats (貓花園)

Address: 臺北市士林區福華路129號1樓 (Across from Zhishan MRT)

Hours: 11am-10pm

Minimum per person purchase: NT$100

No children under 12

Called Cafe Dog and Cats because they have one dog, a fat golden retriever, this cafe does a good job of having plenty of pets to play with while still maintaining a high standard of cleanliness. They also make sure that the cats have their own space, having a separate closed off clear plastic room for the cats to go in so they can have a break from customers’ attention.

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The cafe sells treats to give to the cats, and as I was the only customer at the time, they gave me some for free. Recognizing the treat packets, about six cats as well as the dog surrounded me. The dog, while very sweet, seems a bit jealous of all the attention that the cats get. He’ll come over to people without being offered a treat, but many cats will just ignore you unless you have something to offer them.

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But after having a treat, the cats will jump up and sit on the chairs and sometimes on customers’ laps. When I went, one even jumped on my table and drank out of my water glass! For those who don’t like cats, that may not sound very hygienic, but I thought it was adorable. And considering that there are ten cats in the cafe, everything is very clean. It’s also nicely decorated with, of course, more of a cat theme.

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The main point in going to a cat cafe is to get to be around cats, not necessarily to have a good meal or cup of coffee. The minimum purchase is NT$100 and there’s a wide variety of coffee drinks, soft drinks and even alcohol,  as well as light meals and afternoon tea options (If you order dessert with coffee during afternoon tea hours, it’s just NT40 more). I went in the evening and ordered a mojito. It wasn’t great, much more lime flavor than mint, but I didn’t mind since I had such a nice time with the cats and the staff had been so nice.

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