By Sakivan Translated
by Ann Lee
6, WenHua Rd, Kaohsiung City
Hours: 5 pm-3 am
Mixer is an American-style cafe and
bar which, despite its small setting, has managed to
make a name for itself over the last two years. This
place has special lighting, sofas and hand-made art
works on display, which all contrast the old-style building
to create quite a breakthrough. Store manager A-Wun
uses creative ideas by combining elements of designs
from different eras, with bold colors and geometric
lines giving the place a glamorous yet retro feeling.
A-Wun is an American-born Chinese but
is more comfortable speaking Chinese than English. When
asked why he named this place "Mixer", he
says that he enjoys mixing things together, whether
in regard to life or talents, or the things he puts
in his place of business. "I am also the product
of a mix," smiles the owner, whose humorous personality
has attracted a variety of different customers.
The black tea they sell here has a bit
of coffee flavor, so chef/waiter Siao-Liou tells us.
The meal and drink selections have more of an exotic
flavor. A mixed drink of black tea, coffee and other
special ingredients is known as the "Ice Tea".
Siao-Liou also has some other recommendations, including
the Hungarian Baked Chicken and Spaghetti with White
Sauce. Another personality at Mixer is A-Tai, the bartender
and DJ, who enjoys playing groovy music and telling
people about his drinks.
Although it is located in a plain-looking
neighborhood, Mixer Cafe Bar is certainly anything but
ordinary. The special personalities and exotic flavors
of the meals here all speak for themselves. A reminder
to those who like to take photographs: Bring your camera
when you visit! At Mixer, they change the decorations
and settings around every two months, and it can be
very exciting to see the different moods they create
for the space. Don't miss this affordable, fun place.