Carton King Creative Park – Taichung City, Taiwan - Gastro Obscura
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Taichung City, Taiwan

Carton King Creative Park

Life-size animals and furniture made entirely from cardboard fill this odd paper-themed restaurant.  

Taiwan is home to many unusual themed restaurants, but the Carton King Creative Park could perhaps take the biscuit. All its furnishings, decorations, and even plates and cutlery at this whimsical cafe are made of cardboard. 

Snuggle up in the cardboard seats, wait patiently at the cardboard tables, and enjoy your meal out of cardboard bowls or off cardboard plates. If you’re worried about your cardboard seat collapsing during your meal, the bulkier chefs are willing to pull out a seat and demonstrate the cardboard’s sturdiness, even with a waitress perched on their laps.

After your meal, wander around the paper art garden, with its all-cardboard exhibits including world landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Big Ben, alongside windmills, sheep, monkeys, swords, giraffes, and a maple tree with paper leaves. Or, if you’re too tired to wander, a working cardboard train travels around the whole place.