We walked by this sign in the MRT Dongmen area // Yong Kang area many times but with the main part of the entrance shuttered up with metal paneling we thought we wouldn't get a chance to visit during our stay in Taipei.
It was a nice surprise to find the restaurant was pretty quiet when we got there the next night. Traveling and dining with our littles is always a bit of an adventure. A restaurant with plenty of space is a good thing.
There are some cat themed artwork adorning the walls:
Another great thing: IKEA kid-perfect diningware plates and utensils. Yay!
Special bonus: Coloring papers and colored pencils (Madagascar on one side and Asian love Hello Kitty on the reverse - also quite appropriate for Alleycat's).
Now to the menu and what we ordered.
I was gaga over a few veggie options (Vegetariana; Pesto Forest) and a few seafood options (Napoletana; Biana Smoked Salmon; Pesto Shrimp; Pescatora) but having the littles with (some picky tendencies and one with allergies), we definitely had to get one super kid focused pizza: a Quattro Formaggio modified so that one half had pepperoni.
The adults had this, the Pescatora, which has shrimp, mussels, calamari and fresh basil:
A light, French beer with floral after tones for the Papa Bear:
More Alleycat's artwork:
And the real star of the restaurant, the actual kitty cat mascot:
The owner and staff were very friendly and we enjoyed our meal. We even got a special treat in getting to go to the back storage area to see the cat after she made a getaway from the main restaurant area. The little ones loved that part a lot!
Photos by Jules @ Quirky Wanderlust