For a girl who loves pink, the delight of having visited Hello Kitty Café is surreal. What more if it is someone who is so fond of Hello Kitty? Early morning of our second day in Taiwan, we decided to have our brunch in this dainty café somewhere in the middle of Taipei.
Unfortunately, when we reached the place, it was still closed. We were actually not sure of the operating hours so we just went there, hoping it would fit our schedule. Luckily, we were just early for 30 minutes. It opens at 11:30 AM. So we just had our brunch nearby and decided to eat dessert in Hello Kitty Café afterwards.
Upon entering the café, we were welcomed by the lady cashier with “Ni hao“. After nodding as a response, I looked around and felt the tiny butterflies in my tummy get excited. Everything has the shade of pink and everything else fits this favorite color of mine perfectly.
While my boyfriend was checking the menu, I asked the lady if we can just order upstairs.
Sadly, she told us that we need to spend at least NTD 300 each so we can dine in. My heart sank. That’s almost Php 600 per person. If we hadn’t taken our brunch, we could have managed. That amount could be spent somewhere else, I told bae.
So we just ordered a shortcake which we, later on, ate in the subway. It tastes nothing ordinary. The icing melts in your mouth! It was placed inside this cute box. So it would be a perfect gift for anyone who has the heart for cuteness and sweets.
Aside from food, they sell tumblers, notebooks, baby shirts and more!
No regrets if you’d ask me. I’ll definitely return when I have the luxury to go back in Taipei.
Along Jinshan North Road, 10 minutes walk from Zhongxiao Xinsheng subway station
HOW TO GET THERE
From Zhongxiao Xinsheng subway station, take Exit 1. Walk along Taipei-Keelung Main Road. Just a few meters before you turn right in Linyi Street, you’ll see Zhongxiao Elementary School.
Walk for about 3 minutes until you see the tech hub along Bade Road.
Walk your way to Jinshan North Road. Just before you turn right, you’ll see this brown building on your left.
Walk a little more and voila!
You can actually walk straight from Exit 1 until Jinshan North Road but I’m not sure if it’s safe to walk along the highway. And, I bet you love to explore so I suggest you follow our footpath and ready your cam for a quick street shoot!
Thank you for reading.
P.S. Leave no trace but memories.