Bugcat Capoo Shop Taiwan & Foam Cat Cafe in Taichung + Photos

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Bugcat Capoo (貓貓蟲咖波) is one of the most popular Taiwan cartoon characters, a cute cross between a blue cat and a bug, created by Taiwan illustrator Yara (亞拉). Bugcat Capoo has over 1.6 million followers on Instagram and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year in 2024.

Bugcat Capoo House shop Taichung Taiwan

Such is the popularity of Bugcat Capoo in Taiwan, you’ll find Bugcat Capoo shops and Foam Cat cafes, all with super cute and exclusive Bugcat Capoo merchandise.

We recently visited Taiwan’s Bugcat Capoo House / Shop and Foam Cat Cafe – here is the Taiwanderers guide to the best of Bugcat Capoo in Taichung.

Bugcat Capoo House shop Taichung Taiwan

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Where is the Bugcat Capoo Taiwan Shop and Cafe?

Bugcat Capoo has two special shops in Taichung – the Bugcat Capoo House plus a brand new Bugcat Capoo Taichung Station shop that opened in April 2024.

The National Taiwan Museum of Comics in Taichung will also have a Bugcat Capoo exhibition and shop too in 2024.

National Taiwan Museum of Comics in Taichung

There is also a Taiwan Bugcat Capoo cafe in Taichung as well called Foam Cat Cafe, which is located close to the Bugcat Capoo House. Taichung really is the Bugcat Capoo capital of Taiwan!

Incidentally there is also special themed Bugcat Capoo 7-Eleven in Taipei too – more on this later!


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Bugcat Capoo House / Gift Shop

Taiwan’s biggest Bugcat Capoo gift store, Taichung’s Bugcat Capoo House is hidden away in an unassuming back-street. You’d probably wouldn’t even notice it if you weren’t looking for it, save for the cute Bugcat Capoo bus-stop outside.

Bugcat Capoo House shop Taichung Taiwan

Bugcat Capoo House is located in an old traditional Taiwan style building with wooden arches and tiles – it really is a charming set-up!

Bugcat Capoo House shop Taichung Taiwan

Once inside, Bugcat Capoo house is the perfect place for Bugcat Capoo collectors and connoisseurs. The store is packed with hundreds of collectible items from plushies to prints, moped helmets to magnets. Bugcat Capoo heaven!

Better still, there are some cute sets and scenes you can pose with.

Bugcat Capoo House shop Taichung Taiwan

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Bugcat Capoo Merchandise

Some of the Bugcat Capoo merchandise and items you can buy in the Taichung Bugcat Capoo House include:

Bugcat Capoo plushies

Bugcat Capoo House shop Taichung Taiwan plushies

Cute Capoo coasters

Bugcat Capoo House shop Taichung Taiwan coasters

Gashapon style toy capsules

Bugcat Capoo House shop Taichung Taiwan gachapon
Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan gachapon

Bugcat Capoo mini keyrings

Moped helmets

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan helmets

Bugcat Capoo pin badges

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan bag and badges

Jiejiao dolls – Bugcat Hamburger and DogDog Hotdog

Fortune Capoo figures

Ice cube trays

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan ice cube tray

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Postcards and stamps

As we were travelling light around Taichung and Taiwan, we didn’t want to buy anything too big or cumbersome.

So we opted to buy a very cute Bugcat Capoo postcard exclusive to this shop, featuring an illustration of the Bugcat Capoo House – very meta!

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan postcard

Better still, upon paying for your postcard(s), you were free to use the special Bugcat Capoo stamps in store to stamp the back of your card.

Stamp trails and collecting stamps is very big in Taiwan so it is great to see you can also do this here.

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan  stamp
Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan stamp

If you want to send your postcards to friends or family, there is even a super-cute Bugcat Capoo postbox inside the store, with Capoo bursting out the top!

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan post box

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Bugcat Capoo Taichung bus-stop

Outside Taichung’s Bugcat Capoo House, there are a couple of photo-spots and Instagrammable scenes.

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan bus stop

To the right of the main shop entrance, there is a Bugcat Capoo bus-stop featuring Capoo and Dogdog – alas it isn’t a real bus stop so no large turtle buses will be stopping here.

To the left of the main entrance, there is an elongated Bugcat Capoo – it looks like it would make an amazing bench but visitors are asked not to touch the figures.

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan

From here, it is just a 4 minute walk to the fantastic Foam Cat Cafe (where there is even more Bugcat Capoo cuteness and merchandise).


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Bugcat Capoo House opening hours

Taiwan’s Bugcat Capoo House 咖波屋 in Taichung is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm. It is closed on Mondays.

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan

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Bugcat Capoo House address 咖波屋

No. 23號, Lane 8, Mofan St, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403

You can find Bugcat Capoo House on this Google maps link here >

Bugcat Capoo House Taichung Taiwan - postcards

Foam Cat Cafe (Bugcat Capoo Cafe in Taichung)

If you like Bugcat Capoo a ‘latte’, then make sure to see more of this six legged feline at the Foam Cat Cafe, one of Taichung’s most popular coffee shops renowned for its super cute cat latte 3D art.

Foam Cat Cafe Taichung Taiwan - Bugcat Capoo

Feline like a purrfect cup of coffee or themed tiramisu – maybe a moggy mochi?

Taiwan’s Bugcat Capoo Foam Cat Cafe in Taichung takes it to the next level with its theming – the dishes and drinks look so good you kind of don’t want to dig in.

We visited Foam Cat Cafe on a weekday afternoon and it was very busy – there was a small queue to wait for tables. Most of the seats and tables were indoors but there is also an outdoor terrace at the front.

Foam Cat Cafe Taichung Taiwan - Bugcat Capoo

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Inside the Foam Cat Cafe

It isn’t just about cat themed food and drink – by the counter, there is a whole wall of super cute Bugcat Capoo merchandise like Foam Cat Cafe cups, pin badges, Foam Cat Cafe coasters plus postcards and gorgeous gifts galore.

Foam Cat Cafe Taichung Taiwan - Bugcat Capoo
Foam Cat Cafe postcard Taichung Taiwan - Bugcat Capoo

Upstairs, there are also other stalls selling non Bugcat Capoo items in the Carter Island Gallery – lots of cute cartoon and comic characters from other up and coming Taiwanese creators and comic book artists.

Foam Cat Cafe Taichung Taiwan - Bugcat Capoo
Foam Cat Cafe pin badges Taichung Taiwan - Bugcat Capoo

We also thought the glitter balls hanging from the ceiling was a nice touch – here is hoping for a DogDog disco!

Similar to the Bugcat Capoo House bus stop, if you go to the rear of the Foam Cat Cafe, you’ll see a BIG Bugcat Capoo and DogDog waving at you from the balcony!


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Foam Cat Cafe opening hours

Bugcat Capoo Foam Cat Cafe is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm – the cafe is closed on Mondays (because cats need rest too!)

Foam Cat Cafe Taichung Taiwan - Bugcat Capoo

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Foam Cat Cafe address in Taichung

No. 11號, Lane 229, Minquan Rd, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403.

Foam Cat Cafe Google maps link >

New for 2024 – Bugcat Capoo Taichung Station store

Opened in April 2024, a new Bugcat Capoo store has arrived at Taichung Station – alas we left Taichung about two days before it opened (damn it) so this Instagram picture will have to do for now.

Located in the old Taichung Station Building (next to the Taichung Station Railway Cultural Park), this Bugcat Capoo store has exclusive merchandise that you can’t even get in Bugcat Capoo House like illustrated station postcards. Take our money now!


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Other Bugcat Capoo in Taiwan things to do

Did you know there is also a Bugcat Capoo themed 7-Eleven in Taipei?

Bugcat Capoo themed 7-Eleven in Taipei Taiwan

There are over 100 themed 7-Elevens in Taipei as of 2024, featuring such characters as Snoopy / Peanuts, Mofusand, Sumiko Gurashi and Hello Kitty. They even recently opened a 7-Eleven Ultraman themed store (which we visited and wrote about here).

One of the best themed 7-Elevens in Taiwan has to be the Bugcat Capoo 7-Eleven on Songgan Road in Taipei’s Xinyi district.

Bugcat Capoo themed 7-Eleven in Taipei Taiwan
Bugcat Capoo themed 7-Eleven in Taipei Taiwan

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We sat down for cat-puccino here recently (yes, even the coffee cups are Capoo branded) and to admire the incredible theming and DogDog decorations.

Bugcat Capoo themed 7-Eleven in Taipei Taiwan

There are big Bugcat figures to pose with plus mounds of merchandise – even the toilet and cafe tables and chairs feature the bright blue cat bug.

Find the Bugcat Capoo 7-Eleven in Taipei on Songgan Road here (Google maps link) >

Read more about the Bugcat Capoo themed 7-Eleven store here >

Bugcat Capoo themed 7-Eleven in Taipei Taiwan

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