Taipei, the beautiful city with a blend of Chinese, Japanese, Southeast Asian and American cultures, is the capital of Taiwan. It also serves as the political, economic, educational and cultural center of Taiwan. Taipei is known for its numerous restaurants, lively street food scene, buildings such as Taipei 101 skyscraper, which was the world’s tallest building from 2003 until it was surpassed in 2007 by Burj Khalifa in Dubai. There are also night markets such as Shilin market. Dining out is so popular and there is a variety of cuisines to choose from, including Taiwanese, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean and Italian. The food is tasty, of good quality and very cheap. You can also enjoy street-vendor food which is very addictive. Here, some food establishments have gone the extra mile and created crazy and unique themed cafes. Scroll down to find out more about themed cafes in Taipei, Taiwan.
1. Zoo Cafe
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A haven for people who are in love with nature and wildlife, Zoo Café features a safari-themed interior décor that gives its patrons an outdoor vibe. Admire the animal prints that make it truly adorable and make one feel like they are on a safari or in the jungle. In addition, it is a pet-friendly space and even has a separate menu for dogs and cats. The space allows for free movement within the café. Indulge in eating food that is both tasty and affordable with exceptional service from the friendly staff.
Address: No. 15, Lane 5, Lane 345, Section 4, Ren'ai Road, Da'an District, Taipei City
Website: Zoo Cafe
Opening hours: 11am - 8pm (daily)
2. Oia Cafe
Oia café is an alpaca café with a backyard that houses several adorable and very soft alpacas. How awesome is it to dine while you cuddle, stroke and feed these cute and fluffy alpacas? Enjoy amazingly cooked food while watching these adorable alpacas as they go about their usual business. Be entertained by the cheeky ones that might try to get under your table.
Address: 252, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Sanzhi District, 後厝里北勢子12-1號
Website: Oia Cafe
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 8pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 9pm
3. Alice is Coming
Dine at this Alice in Wonderland themed café where immediately you step through the doorway, you are transported to a fantasy world similar to how Alice fell through the rabbit hole. The interior décor has giant teacups you can sit in while you enjoy fancy little treats stacked on cake stands as well as the Disney soundtrack playing in the background. All these portray different scenes in the movie. Enjoy refreshing beverages inspired by a suit of cards and eat tasty food that gives you value for your money.
Alice is Coming
Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Yanping South Road, 111號
Website: Alice is Coming
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11.30am - 8.30pm; Fri - Sat: 11.30am - 9pm (closed on Mon)
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4. Modern Toilet Restaurant
Imagine eating in a toilet or drinking from a urinal! This restaurant offers that and much more as it serves dishes and desserts that look like they belong in a toilet but actually taste amazing. If seating on toilets converted into chairs, taking drinks served in mini urinals and eating poo-themed food or ice-cream served in toilet cisterns is something you fancy, head here for an awesome and unique experience accompanied by delicious food.
Modern Toilet Restaurant
Address: No. 7號, Lane 50, Xining South Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Website: Modern Toilet Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11.30am - 9pm; Fri: 11.30am - 9.30pm; Sat: 11am - 9.30pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm
5. Gudetama Chef
Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed.
Based on Gudetama, a Japanese character known for its legendary laziness, this restaurant features a depressed cartoon egg yolk theme. The interior décor is of the little egg yolk and it is everywhere, from the walls, uniforms, plates, tables to the food being served. The yellow and white theme color brightens up the room giving it a cheerful and warm outlook. A bonus, the food is also great.
Address: No. 12號, Lane 236, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Website: Gudetama Chef
Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)
6. TankQ Cafe & Bar
TankQ Café & Bar has such a cute and quirky concept. From the outside, you can see the minions at the entrance and a suitcase on the ceiling. The interior has more cartoon characters, beer bottles, bottle tops and a bicycle. Eat out of a suitcase and drink from crazy cartoon characters coffee mugs. Be sure to spot marvel characters. Each hot beverage is served with a chocolate brownie, gummy bear, airplane savory biscuit and colorful sugar cereals. Dine in this café that’s mostly frequented by locals, for a unique experience.
TankQ Cafe & Bar
Address: No. 3-2號, Lane 90, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
Website: TankQ Cafe & Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 11pm; Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 10pm
7. Central Park Cafe
Dine at this café whose theme is of the popular Central Perk Café where the gang of Friends used to hang out. It features a Foosball table, a themed menu with each page having a different character, the iconic sofa, faux-brick walls and 90’s upholstery. One cannot help but feel nostalgic as memories of the show are evoked when here. Enjoy some quiet and cozy time as you eat and you can also do some work as the cafe has sockets and WiFi.
Central Park Cafe
Address: No. 3, Lane 240, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Website: Central Park Cafe
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 1pm - 9.30pm; Sat: 12pm - 10pm, Sun: 12pm - 9pm
8. Dazzling Cafe Bad Ass Babes Club
Indeed the restaurant theme is a reflection of its name. Painted in shades of pink and decked with neon lights, the restaurant has a dazzling outlook. Dine here to enjoy scrumptious food, refreshing drinks and amazing desserts while capturing photos of the food and décor for your Instagram page. Be drawn to the Barbie world where everything is pink and shiny. This is a must try and see while in Taipei.
Dazzling Cafe Bad Ass Babes Club
Address: No. 11, Alley 7, Lane 205, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Website: Dazzling Cafe Bad Ass Babes Club
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 11.30am - 9pm
9. Rilakkuma Café
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This café features the theme of Rilakkuma, which is a fictional Japanese bear. The interior décor comprises of the bear’s classic expression plastered all over the walls, dining ware and some foods. Marvel at the cuteness as you cuddle the fluffy bears and enjoy the amazing food. The staff are also friendly and offer great service.
Address: No. 3號, Lane 248, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Website: Rilakkuma Café
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 9.30pm
10. PS Bubu
Dine in this retro and vintage themed café in Taipei. The interior features numerous old-school posters on the walls, American vehicle license plates, parking meters, fuel stations, a few chopped up cars and a VW Beetle. Everything in the restaurant is car related, from the seats and tables to the food they serve. A truly spectacular café to dine in, not to mention the amazing photos you will take to show the world this unique gem.
Address: No. 1號, Lane 140, Section 7, Zhongshan North Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
Website: PS Bubu
Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (daily)
A unique dining experience
When dining at these cafes, you must admit you’ll be attracted more by the interior decor than the food. From car, safari, toilet to dazzling pink themes, Taipei has it all. A plus is the food is also good and it comes at a relatively pocket-friendly price. Be part of the unique experience by planning a trip here and dining in these themed cafes in Taipei, Taiwan.
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