Noelle Mikazuki

The Awesome One

Mar 3, 2017

8D7N Solo Taiwan Trip [2017] - WOW (Woolloomooloo Out West)

SO, how did I chance upon this place?

RANDOMLY.
Literally, randomly.

I was just exploring around Ximending at night for new places and I was really lucky to really chance upon this cafe/bistro/restaurant and I believe this was the best find of this trip!!





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Woolloomooloo Out West (a.k.a WOW) 
No. 2, Lane 120, Section 2, Wuchang St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
武昌街二段120巷2號Taipei 10844

Nearest MRT: Ximen Station
Operating Hours: 1000 - 0000





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This place is a little harder to find cause it's at one of the back alleys - not the central of Ximending.



The interior looked SO classy. But the food wasn't pricey!! 
And sometimes they have got live music going on :)





It's crazy cause they've got a level 2 seating area 
AND LEGIT MOVIE THEATRE (which wasn't opened for public yet)





They serve mainly western cuisines and alcohols (all types lol).
But the favourite thing I like about this place is...


A FUCKING SPOT LIGHT AT EVERY CORNER OF THE TABLE. 
It made photo taking SO EASY and made my food photos look so well-lit! 


Don't believe?


Check this photo out -



AND THIS.



Other than the embellished interior, the food was gratifying.
(I loved their fries even tho I'm not really a fries person) 


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NM's Verdict

Location: ★★★★☆
Atmostphere: ★★★★★
Price: ★★★★☆
Food Quality: ★★★☆☆
Customer Service: ★★★★★
Worth the try(?): ★★★★☆ 



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And yes, this is definitely worth a try since it's located so close to Ximending!


Read more about my other Taipei Café visits here :
http://www.noellemikazuki.com/search/label/Taipei%20Cafes


#KTHXBYE.

Feb 26, 2017

8D7N Solo Taiwan Trip [2017] - Miffy x 2% Café

I never knew Taiwan has a Miffy Café - they have a few in Japan.
BUT IN TAIWAN, and best, in TAIPEI??!
So when I heard about it, doh, I went to there without a second doubt!



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Miffy x 2% Café 
235, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Zhonghe District, Section 3, Zhongshan Rd
122號環球購物中心

Nearest MRT: Fuzhong/Banqiao Station
Bus: 307
Operating Hours: 1100 - 2200





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Naturally, first photo of the post would be #OOTD lol!
AND YES, I had a haircut + dye in Taipei! Feeling like a local already LOLOL!



Okay, so the stupid thing about Google maps was that they showed me that I could only transfer at Fuzhong station and take the bus 307 from there. But Banqiao station was actually a nearer station to take the bus from (just outside the station). So if you're fluent in Mandarin, you can try alighting at Banqiao to take bus 307, else, just follow my path LOL.


You should see this when you exit the station, so cross this road and cross over to the right.
Basically, diagonally. 


You should end up at this bus stop



It's around a 10 mins ride away. And you should alight at "Banqiao Supervision Station" (監理站[新巴士])
When you look across, you'd be able to see this shopping mall called "Global Mall" and that's where the café is located in! 



So once you enter the mall, you'd see a MIFFY shop. But that's not the café.
The café is located on the second level.
(if I didn't remember wrongly, either 2nd or 3rd lol)

But it's pretty easy to spot!




My gosh, just look at that cute interior!!




AND THIS WAS MY TABLE LOL



Ordered tea cause I didn't want get sweet drinks.
But the best part about getting tea in Taiwan (in general) is that you can refill them as many times as you want to!! Even in Starbucks!! Without any extra charge!! That's like so damn awesome?!!



Oh, the set that I ordered comes with a free "milk pudding" or whatever that is.
And I'm really glad this came free because I wouldn't have ordered this. And gosh, 
THIS TASTED SO DAMN NICE.



My pasta - it didn't taste really nice to me cause there was onions lol.
(P.S. I think I ordered the kids meal cause I was too full from snacks on the streets lol)



So here's me with my food
(Just wanted to post this picture cause I looked nice in it!)



Probably because it was a weekday afternoon, too, and because this location isn't really at the central of Taipei or where tourists would usually shop at, there wasn't really any crowd in the whole mall in fact. 


So here's a shot with Miffy! 




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NM's Verdict

Location: ★★★☆☆
Atmostphere: ★★★★★
Price: ★★★★☆
Food Quality: ★★★☆☆
Customer Service: ★★★★★
Worth the try(?): ★★★★☆ 



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Yep, definitely worth a try if you like Miffy too.
The service staff there was really friendly as well, plus point!!


TILL THE NEXT POST, 
MISS ME. 
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kkkkbye.


Feb 24, 2017

8D7N Solo Taiwan Trip [2017] - Café & Cats [小貓花園]

No idea when it started becoming a habit, but I've made it a point to visit at least 1 cat café from each country!
So yes, as you can guess, this is a cat café from Taiwan - Taipei.


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Café & Cats
(小貓花園)
No. 129, Fuhua Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
台北市士林區福華路129號1樓 Taipei, Taiwan

Nearest MRT: Zhishan Station
Operating Hours: 1200 - 2200





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This café is pretty easy to spot.
Take the right exit (once you tap out) and you'll be able to see the café front!!

See the arrow in red, that's it!



Cute introduction of the residents (in Mandarin though)



It isn't really a very big place but it felt cosy yet comfortable.
Probably also due to the fact that it was a weekday afternoon where there wouldn't be much crowd!




And yes, they got a "seat" for cats at every table!
Was an interesting and cute idea!



Oh, and SURPRISE.
There're resident dogs in there too! Two of them, really cute and affectionate!!
One of them came over to lick my hand and play with me once I settled down at my seat.
It was really a memorable moment (though the picture was blur) cause it was my first day alone in TPE and I wasn't really in the best of mood, so when this cutie came over, I literally teared up and felt so much better after petting him!! It's as if there was a split connection. 
OK TOO MUCH, moving on.



My lunch at the café.
Some sweet potato baked rice or something along that line.



It tasted good. Not fantastic, but good.




So now, to my favourite part of the post:

CAT PHOTOS





This white ball of fur jumped onto the table and guess what he did next



DRANK LICKED MY GLASS OF WATER LOL.



Off focused but this moment was really a must-capture-moment!!




As you can see, one cat seat per table LOL!





Everyone's favourite!!




Yes, this was everyone's favourite!
He's so fat and fluffy and literally a ball of cute fur lol.



Guess what he had written on his collar?
"我會咬"
(I will bite)

LOL! I literally laughed out loud when i read it.
The owners of the shop must be really cute people to have thought of this hahahaha.






Lastly, ending off the post with a selfie with my table's kitty!




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NM's Verdict

Location: ★★★★★
Atmostphere: ★★★★★
Price: ★★★★★
Food Quality: ★★★☆☆
Customer Service: ★★★★★
Worth the try(?): ★★★★★ 


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Till my next post,
Stalk my other Taiwan posts too!

BYE