Animate Cafe Taipei (New Indoor Shop)

Animate Cafe 台北出張店


Animate Cafe 台北出張店 Review

I know they just opened so I hope they plan on improving. The “old” animate cafe is just 1 block away next to the Animate store. There isn’t a significant difference between the old outside cafe and this new indoor version.

Drinks: It’s all drinks. No food at the moment, but as with Animate Cafe, they have a rotating menu based on the anime they are featuring. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they have a standard menu of drinks.

No English menu is available at this time.

I tried the “yogurt soda” drink for NT$140 and it was bad. Pretty much plain yogurt on top of ramune. It did not mix well and wasn’t enjoyable.

The Animate Cafe is brand spanking new! I live in the area and I think they finished it in just a month. Previously it was just a vacant building so they had to rebuild everything. They did a great job and it looks great!

When you first get here, you can only order drinks on the first floor. The second floor is if you want to drink while watching the anime they are featuring on their TV.

2nd Floor: On the 2nd floor of the Taipei Animate Cafe you’ll find a bunch of standing level tables. It’s ALL just standing room. Some tables have storage space for your bags. Unfortunately, this cafe does NOT have: restroom, WiFi, chairs and electrical outlets. I think it has air conditioning, but it wasn’t on when I visited (2nd day of opening).

As for cafes, the area has a lot of competition so you have plenty of choice. Animate cafe features only anime themed drinks and anime on their TV while lacking everything else all the other cafes in the area has to offer.

2/5 Overall
2/5 Value
2/5 Quality (yogurt soda drink)



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Animate Cafe 台北出張店 Menu And Additional Photos

Animate Cafe 台北出張店 Location

The New Animate Cafe is still really new that it’s still not on Google Maps. So it’s right next door to the location below.

Rating Guide


It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it


Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations


Satisfying and an adequate meal.


So good you’ll eat here again!


You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide


NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)


NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)


NT$300-700 (US$9-22)


NT$700+ (US$22.60+)


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