Cuteness overload is what you’ll experience when you see these kawaii cafes in Taipei, Taiwan. Which is on your list?
1. Rilakkuma Café
This popular Japanese bear mascot is the star of its namesake café, Rilakkuma Café. Not only are there plush toys and cushions, the themed food are just as kawaii!
Some dishes that regularly appear on Instagram are the Omurice, where you get a rice Rilakkuma sleeping under an egg omelette, the Rilakkuma Cheese Pork Chop with Curry Rice, coffee and Rilakkuma Cheese Cake.
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Address: No. 3, Lane 248, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd , Da’an District, Taipei City
Tel: +886 2 2773 0303
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
2. Alice is Coming
This is a café you should visit if you love the whimsical, wonderful world of Alice in Wonderland. Or if you love fancy and elaborate desserts, colourful photo spots and even a teacup corner. Here it’s always a good time enjoy a tea party with beautifully presented desserts.
Address: No. 111, Yanping S Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City
Tel: +886 2 2311 0210
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Ximen
3. Hello Kitty Kitchen and Dining
For those who love Hello Kitty, you will be glad to know that this iconic character is no stranger in Taipei. If the pink and baby blue dining halls (and even washroom) don’t get you excited, perhaps the delectable sweet treats – with the signature bowtie and Instagram-worthy deco, of course – would capture your heart.
Address: No. 1, Jinshan North Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Tel: +886 2 2393 0031
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am–9pm
Nearest Station: Zhaoxiao Fuxing
4. Wakaba Taiyaki
In this Japanese-themed café, you can enjoy a common Japanese dessert called taiyaki – a fish-shaped cake with filling.
Here, you can get fillings ranging from the traditional red bean paste or unique ones like cherry blossom, cheese rice ball or matcha custard cream. They also have mini dangos or mocha balls if you prefer a different, lighter texture. Pair this with green tea and you are all set!
Address: No.15, Lane 45, Liaoning St, Zhongshan Dist, Taipei 104, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 2752 9953
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday (11am – 7pm); closed on Sunday
Nearest Station: Nanjing Fuxing
5. Oia Café
Need to pet something too fluffy to be true? Head to Oia Café, where you can meet, pet, snap photos and feed carrots to a bunch of alpacas that casually stroll past as you eat. The menu consists of Western meals, but most people come for the adorable alpacas!
Address: 252 Sanzhi District, No.12-1 Beizhizi, Houcuo Road, Xinbei
Tel: +886 2 2636 3766
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (11am – 8pm); Saturday & Sunday (11am – 9pm)
Nearest Station: Tamsui
6. Longtimeago Café
Longtimeago Café is like a page out of a storybook. This garden-inspired café known for its latte art, so be sure to get a dose of caffeine and cuteness at the same time. Their brunch menu looks great, so you might want to stop by here in the morning.
Address: 9, Lane 21, Section 1, Anhe Road, Da’an District, Taipei City
Tel: +886 2 8773 3771
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Zhongxiao Dunhua