I went to a cat cafe! It’s been on my to do list ever since I knew they existed. Food and cats, is there a better way to spend an afternoon?
Getting to and Leaving the Cafe.
I took a cab to this cafe and I actually fell asleep in the cab so I have no idea how much it cost from Banqiao (the area I stayed in) but the cab ride seemed pretty long: 25+ minutes I’d say. I took the subway when leaving, but before I left I walked around the area which was really nice and had some interesting shops. If you go and aren’t busy I’d suggest going for a wander! The subway station ‘ZhongXiao FuXing Station’ was really close by.
The Cafe + The Food.
I wish I was less sleepy and took more photos because the entrance had flowers was really cute and the door knob was in the shape of a cat! The inside was really nice and well air-conditioned which I appreciated because it was really hot in the cab. They had wi-fi (always a plus!). The workers there were really sweet and friendly. They also seemed to be really close to each other which added to the really homey atmosphere.
The drinks approximately ranged between 100-200TWD and the food cost a bit more + a service charge too (for both food and drink). The currency conversion made the cost pretty reasonable to me, but some other people did mention that they thought the price is a bit high for what they have to offer but definitely not unreasonable. The food and drinks were presented nicely and tasted ok. Not amazing, but not awful either.
From what I understood, there originally was 1 cat (the grey fluffy one in most of the photos below) and now there are 3 others, making it a total of 4 cats.
The original cat is really fluffy and is known to be chic but is supposed to be super playful otherwise. I think he/she’s a bit internet famous too!
A black and white cat (you can catch a glimpse of him/her on the chair in the photo of the cafe.) who seemed to really like head and neck scratches.
A pretty tiny cat who had amazing regal ‘big/great cat like’ fur and couldn’t resist playing with the feather on a stick.
The cat with the blue bow tie who was really sweet looking and had us all laughing when he hopped into the box for a nap. The lighting was just too funny!
I only got proper photos of 2 cats because I was too busy eating and petting all the cats. There was just too much excitement going on for me!