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This year, we are honored to be once again commissioned by the Tainan City Government to evaluate the 2018 Tainan English friendly Shops. Last year‘s visit to Tainan opened our eyes. It was great to know that there is a considerable part of Tainan that is promoting English as the Tainan City’s official second language. , This year, Tainan has kicked it up a notch. In addition to eating and drinking, one can even squeeze in a little “me-time” and do a makeover, before snapping any travel photos on Instagram!
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Here’s our secret itinerary Tainan English friendly stores and foreigners in Tainan!
“Food, Clothing, lodging, transportation” may be the primary considerations in a travel schedule; you must never forget to enjoy time with yourself in a hectic schedule. Get yourself a complete makeover before you snap them photos and upload them on Social Media, you deserve to look pretty for the pictures. Therefore, I’m listing “Beauty” as first in our 2018 top 5 English Friendly Shops in Tainan
#1. Angel Feathers Hair Salon( 天使之羽 （天使の羽）美髮美容親子沙龍)
Angel Feathers is a top-notch hair salon that has won “The Top 100 Stores in Tainan” in 2018 as well as acquired the English Friendly Shops in Tainan certification for 2018. Their services range from hairdressing, hair extensions, and haircutting and styling, makeup to professional photo shoots. There is also an exclusive car parking lot next to it, which is convenient for visitors who drive. Owner Cai Jie is the inventor of the patented “Shimmer Hair Extension skill” certified by SGS. Shimmer Hair Extension skill” is an exclusive hair extension skill used at the salon which requires only 20 seconds to complete one extension. The results are firm, comfortable and invisible. Cai has more than 20 years of professional hairdressing experience and is also teaching internationally with more than 10,000 students. I learned a lot of hair history and knowledge from him. A trip to “Angel Feathers” will make you feel pretty from the from inside-out! New customers and foreign customers can also enjoy 50% discount and travelers size hair products! For more information, please see this article.
2. Cafe Cremona 克里蒙納咖啡 （奇美博物館）
Cafe Cremona is located on the first floor of the Chimei Museum, founded by Xu Wenlong.
Tainan City is the ancient capital, and the Chimei Museum founded by Xu Wenlong combines classical and modern; East and West. Cremona is an old city located in the north of Italy, southeast of Milan, Cremona is famous for its art town. Cafe Cremona combines the violin exhibition in the museum as its theme.
Here you won’t find Tainan traditional snacks such as coffin plates, noodles, rice pudding, etc., but a variety of Western-style cuisine, including Italian pizza, continental sandwiches, set menus, hot and cold drinks. For a complete list, please see this article.
3. Cama Cafe – De An Location ( Cama 咖啡德安店)
A perfect meal is not complete until a good cup of coffee is served. Cama Cafe De An location may take on a cheaper price point, their quality of coffee is definitely not. The Wood interior creates an unpretentious and relaxing atmosphere for guests to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee or a book. Cama Cafe takes on the now popular “open kitchen” concept by deliberately lowering the counter, to allow guests to witness the complete process of making a cup of coffee from start to finish.
In addition to hand-brew coffee, “Cold brew Coffee,” which is brewed at a lower temperature over a more extended period, they serve many award-winning coffee products. Their coffee awards include the Italian IIAC Coffee Appraisal Gold Award, the Australian AICA Coffee Award Silver Award, and the Bronze Award. To cater to foreign guests from the nearby Tainan Cultural Center and Evergreen Laurel, they train there baristas to learn enough English to be able to introduce their products to foreign customers. tourists can order a cup of coffeee in English with no problems! For coffee beginners, professional baristas will also ask some of the guests’ taste preferences to create a cup of coffee that is entirely customized. For our complete review, please see this article
吃完美食，當然要來一杯好咖啡畫下句點。Cama 咖啡德安店雖然走的是平價路線，他們對咖啡的品值卻一點都不馬虎。用木頭打造寬敞的空間，讓人有放鬆的感覺，身位咖啡廳的Cama Cafe還採用現在餐飲業最流行的「開放式廚房」，故意將櫃台壓低，讓客人能夠完完全全的親眼目賭自己所點的咖啡從頭到尾的製作過程，喝得安心。
Cama Cafe 的菜單上，除了現烘手沖咖啡、用較長時間低溫萃取的「冷萃咖啡」外，還有得過多項獎項的單品咖啡。他們的咖啡得過的獎，包含義大利IIAC咖啡評鑒金獎、澳洲AICA咖啡評鑒銀獎和銅獎等等。為了接待附近台南文化中心以及長榮桂冠的外國客人，他們還特地學了一些介紹他們家咖啡的英文，讓觀光客講英文點咖啡麻ㄟ通哦！針對咖啡初學者，專業的咖啡師還會問一些客人的口味喜好，打造出一杯完全屬於他的客製化咖啡。完整介紹請看這篇文章
4. 東貳柒玖服飾East 279
East 279 is a fashion boutique store that sells various international renowned brands. Owner, James Ye, is a 30-year-old young man who strongly believes in pursuing his dreams. He had been to Australia to experience working and living abroad. However, after an accident, he decided it was time to return to his homeland, Taiwan and take roots. Fed up with Taiwan’s unethical businesses who sell counterfeit goods with cheap quality, James insists on strict quality control and refuse to use false, exaggerated advertising or marketing to confuse consumers. The products East 279 carries include well-known international brands from Italy, the United States, Canada, etc. For more information, please see this article.
5. Lodge (住）
Tsou Ma Lai Farm （走馬賴農場）
Tsou Ma Lai Farm is a family-friendly, group- friendly multi-functional recreational agriculture area where one can easily spend a day or two. Accommodation options include modern orchid clubs, chalets, and European-style rooms. The activities on the farm are also diverse. In addition to archery, bicycle renting, Ukrainian stunt shows watching; you can also visit and learn about more than 150 species of animals and plants on their farms. A day or two at the Tsou Ma Lai farm will gain you extensive ecology education and knowledge, as well as cherishable leisure time.
For more information, please see this article.
For more information on Tainan English Friendly Stores, please visit:
“臺南市政府經濟發展局廣告Advertisement from Bureau of Economic Development, Tainan City Government.”
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