Gallery Cafe for Cat Lovers – AnHe 65

It was once a basement nightclub and now reopened as a restaurant/gallery space. A friend told me that three sisters had opened it together, one of them being a dentist and a huge fan of cats. Once, I saw two cats chilling by the large windows as I walked by.

Luckily, the Japanese artist Pepe Shimada, who is famous for producing amazingly adorable cat paintings, was inside having dinner and facebooking. I recognized him right away. My friend and I decided that after dinner we would buy mugs with his drawings and ask him to autograph.

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The interior was much more spacious than I imagined. The walls are covered with exhibiting pieces, a variety of cat-related products you can choose, and also the dining space was very comfortable, not too crammed.

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Now here comes the best part… they have three beautiful cats that roam around. Very friendly, a bit too sleepy though. We were lucky enough to meet all three; Louis, Shan-Shan (Chinese for three, because he was a stray found with only three legs), and last one unknown.

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This was how I found Louis, enjoying a nice sleep curled up on the chair. He wasn’t even angry when customers came and poked him around.

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Shan-Shan, the three legged cat. One of the servers brought him to us. He didn’t object at all.

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At a certain point, probably right when Louis came to join us, the food really didn’t matter anymore. But here’s a picture of the pesto chicken pasta that I got.

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He showed up at the very end, very playful cat with quite a character! He reaches one leg out first, then the other, and takes one hell of a big stretch.

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AnHe65

(+886)02 2706-6565

An He Road, Section 1, #65

Taipei, Taiwan

 

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