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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.

The Company of Cats

2 Aug

DSCN4998 The Company of Cats

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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Cat’s Claw 貓抓

29 Oct

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Address: 台中市北區大德街131號

Hours: 10:00-21:00, Closed Monday 週一公休

Minimum cost per person 每人最低消費: NT$100

 

 

 

This Taichung cat cafe has at least four beautiful cats, lots of cute decorations, and they specialize in brunch. This cat was outside on the patio at first. 這間太種貓咖啡有四隻很漂亮的貓, 很可愛的裝飾. 他們的特色是早午餐. 我夢昂來這隻貓在外面.

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Later, someone brought along a dog so he moved inside. 一猴, 牠看到一隻狗就進去.

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This cat was in my seat at the table we were directed to. He didn’t mind me sitting next to him. 只知貓左在我的位置. 牠讓我坐牠旁邊.

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Cute cat themed decorations were all around. 有很多可愛的貓主題裝飾.

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I went upstairs and saw this beautiful cat. I’ve never seen a cat with a coat like this before. 在樓上看到這隻很漂亮的貓. 是我第一次看到貓有這種顏色.

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I went back downstairs to eat. I had a mushroom omelet set that came with milk tea. 我去樓下吃早午餐套餐.

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The black cat left my seat and this little one came and took his place. 黑色貓區別的地方, 這小隻來.

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Guest Post: Monta (Tokyo, Japan)

28 Oct

Cat cafes – overseas edition by Rebecca

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Hours: 11:00-20:00

Website: http://nekocafe-monta.jp

TEL: 03-5830-7428

 

Asakusa district is the historic centre of Tokyo, home to ancient Buddhist temples, geishas, traditional arts and crafts – and a fantastic cat cafe!

As you come out of Tobu Asakusa station, you should see a sign on your right pointing down the street, saying ‘Cat cafe’. A short walk will bring you to the building shown in the above photo. There’s also a billboard outside, which only the most hardhearted cat lover could resist.

 

 

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After bribing my companion (not a cat lover), we headed up to the 8th floor. The lift doors open onto a small lobby, with shelves for you to put your shoes, and slippers to change into. We were greeted at the door by the manager, who let us in (while holding back an enthusiastic cat which had also come to greet us) and gave us a menu detailing prices in both English and Japanese. You can pay just to spend time with the cats (which we did), or you can also order drinks and cakes. The menu also gives a few rules: visitors are welcome to bring their own toys for the cats to play with, but should only feed them with snacks provided by the cat cafe. We were advised that the cats do not like to be picked up by strangers, but are very friendly and will come over to people. The manager then showed us a place to store our bags, gave us a hot towel for our hands followed by some hand sanitizer, and let us loose on the place!

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The cafe is bright, clean and comfortable, with a very relaxing atmosphere. High above the general hubbub of Tokyo, it is an ideal place to get away from it all.

Visitors can choose from sofas or low cushions on the floor, or simply crawl about on the rugs (this is what I did). We were also provided with a picture book which shows all the cats, and gives their name, breed, and date of birth.

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All the cats are pure breeds, including a breed I had never heard of before: the Munchkin.

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As you can see by looking at the dates of birth, this cat cafe can more accurately be called a kitten cafe. Every cat was born in 2014. And, being kittens, as soon as they realized they had visitors, they began to show off (translation: fight!).

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But they calmed down after a while.

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My boyfriend is not what you would call a cat lover, and had been hanging back during the Fight Club. Once the cats had settled down, he sat down as well, and was quickly and enthusiastically greeted by the Norwegian forest cat. He changed his seat fairly quickly, but to no avail. Cats have an uncanny ability to seek out the person who least wishes to be their friend.

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But even he was powerless to resist the charms of the Russian Blue!

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My personal favourite was this orange cat (breed? I missed their photo in the cat calendar), who was also the friendliest.

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Cafe Monta is open every day from 11am to 8pm (last orders at 7.30pm). The manager spoke good English, and the menu is in both Japanese and English. A great place to spend a lazy afternoon!

 

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

9 Jun

DSCN1779  Together and Forever 就是幸福

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.

Cafe No. 218 小猴子咖啡

6 Aug

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Address: 臺北市信義區基隆路147巷34號 (near City Hall MRT exit 1)

Hours: 12:00-21:00, closed Mondays

Minimum cost per person: NT$110, Americano

This cat cafe only has one cat, but it’s such an adorable fluffy orange cat it’s worth visiting.

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His name is Bibi and he’s about 10 years old. He looks so happy and contented I could watch him all day.

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There’s a sign in the bathroom that says to make sure to put the toilet lid down so Bibi won’t play in the water. He was playing in his own water dish.

CIMG0863The cafe also has wi-fi and sells hand-drawn postcards.

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Classic (Part 2)

6 Jul

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Address: 臺北市大安區雲和街48-1號

Hours: Monday-Friday 週一-五 17:00-2:00, Saturday-Sunday 週六-天 12:00-2:00

Minimum per person purchase 每人最低消費:  NT$90

I went in this cafe on a Saturday evening in April and took pictures but didn’t stay because it was noisy and crowded then. But when I went back on this rainy Saturday afternoon, the atmosphere was completely different. It wasn’t crowded, there was soft background music, and the staff were friendly and efficient. The cats were also very friendly. I was lucky to sit at a table with a cat on it. 我第一次去這間, 我進去拍一些照, 但是沒有留下來因為禮拜六晚上人太多. 這一次是禮拜六下午, 下雨的天, 我覺得環境很不一樣. 沒有很多人, 有好聽的音樂, 服務很好. 貓都很漂亮很可愛, 很喜歡被摸. 我很開心一隻坐在我桌子上.

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She stayed on the table the whole time I was there. 我在的時候, 牠也一直在.

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This beautiful, fluffy cat slept on a chair at a nearby table, and everyone who walked in stopped by to pet him. 每個人看到這隻很漂亮的貓都去摸牠.

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I think it was crowded when I went there before because it was around dinner time, and they do offer a full dinner menu. The cheapest menu item is an espresso for NT$90. I had a cafe mocha with banana flavoring for NT$120. 我想晚餐的時候人會比較多因為菜單有很多儀式餐. 最低消費是黑咖啡 (NT$90). 我喝香蕉摩卡(NT$120).

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