Minimal Cafe:  Taipei, Taiwan


Contact Information

Address:  No. 42, Lane 2, Taishun Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Phone:  +886 2 2362 9734

Hours: Sun-Sat 12:00 - 23:00

Entrance Fee:  None


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Cat vs Cafe (50/50)


Maximum Fun:  Review of Minimal Cafe

I spilled my iced latte all over the table, but despite such clumsiness my time at Minimal anything but awkward.

There are lots of ‘cat cafes’ in Taipei, but Minimal is one of the few that is exactly what you expect a cat cafe to be- lots of cats with great cup of coffee. The space is cool with dark, cozy corners and classical music playing overhead. The atmosphere is friendly and the day I visited, it was busy with plenty of friendly banter between staff and patrons, many of which seemed like regulars.

It was explained that in the afternoon, a snack must be ordered along with a beverage. Along with my iced latte (I had one delicious sip before knocking it over) I had a slice of cheesecake that was excellent.

There were 13 cats in residence, all rescues, and mostly sleeping the day we visited. While I didn’t get much kitty love, I enjoyed just being in their presence.

Located near National Taiwan Normal University, I recommend exiting at Dongmen station (Tamsui/Xinyi line) and strolling through the vibrant Da’an neighborhood before visiting Minimal.

Date Visited:  4/2/18