14 DELICIOUS AND INSTAGRAMABLE CAFÉS IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN

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I feel that every major city in Asia is one of my favorite cities at this point so I won’t say it. But yeah.. Taipei is one of my favorite cities! There’s just so much to like, so much to see, and so much to do (check out the 12 UNIQUE EXPERIENCES IN TAIPEI blogpost), and the cafe culture Taiwanese have is also part of the whole experience. So here are some of the most instagrammable, insta-worthy cafes Taipei has to offer:



1.UNTITLED WORKSHOP

 

A cute little small place to get a cup of coffee, some good avocado toast, sushi-like sandwiches or a bowl of yummy curry. Untitled workshop has a couple of indoor seats, but the open space area outside is more comfortable.

Instagram: @untitledworkshop

Menu: On this blog post, just search for ‘menu’.

Opening hours: Everyday from 11:00am to 7pm.


2.Quelques Patisserie

This is probably the best French pastry shop in Taipei. The desserts have some really interesting combination of flavors such as their renown whisky cheesecake, and they all look like edible pieces of art. I recommend trying out their Canelé which just tasted divine, but one thing to have in mind is that you need to order a drink if you want to sit there, so if you’re just coming for the ‘delicious’ part: takeaway is a good option.

Instagram: @quelques_p

Menu: Here’s a link to their facebook page with lots of food pictures.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 7pm, Closed on Monday&Tuesday

 



3.TAMED FOX

This is a place where you can get some healthy, good quality food in the heart of Taipei. They have an open kitchen style, with a trendy layout and decoration which conveys an overall sense of relaxed atmosphere.

Instagram: @tamedfox.cafe

Menu: Here’s a link to their facebook page with a picture of their menu in Chinese&English.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Saturday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Closed on Wednesday.

 

4.Smith & Hsu

Smith&Hsu offer a vast selection of quality tea, make their own homemade jam and offer some tasty snacks. The ambience there is relaxed and the environment is tastefully decorated as to make everything look bright and simple, yet elegant.

Instagram: @smithandhsu

Menu: Here’s a link to their normal Menu and Tea Cocktail Menu.

Opening hours: Everyday from 10:00am till 10:30pm.

 

5.VVG Hideaway

Located far up Yangming Mountain, this bright cafe composed of a sun room with a glass roof surrounded by an outdoor seating area is the perfect getaway far from the city noise and high energy. It is full of green plants and the food is tasty, but do keep in mind that there’s a minimum 400NT$ fee per person (12.77US$).

Instagram: @vvg_hideaway

Menu: Here’s a link to their Menu.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11:00am till 8:00pm, Saturday&Sunday from 11:00am till 9:00pm.

 

6.Flügel studio

The set menu is only composed of beverages and their dessert menu changes daily based on the seasonal ingredients available and the creativity of their pastry chef. Consequently, their cakes are very fresh and they tend to run out of them by the end of the day. The only downside is that the cafe is almost always full but you can book a reservation in advance if you want to.

Instagram: @fluegelstudio

Menu: Here’s a link to their facebook page with a picture of their menu in Chinese&English.

Opening hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00pm to 7:00pm, Saturday&Sunday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. Closed on Tuesday.

 



7.Roji Monster Ice

These incredibly adorable iced shavings with gooey eyes make the perfect refresher during hot Taipei summer days. If you like shaved ice, Roji Monster has a huge selection of flavors and sides combination, and they’re just so much fun to eat.

Instagram: @rojitaiwan

Menu: Here’s a link to their Menu page, make sure to chose the menu that corresponds to the location you’re heading out to (the second one is the one in the pictures).

Opening hours: Everyday from 11:00am to 10:00pm.

 

8.Mrrdrinks


Let’s be honest and direct: these are pricey drinks compared to Taipei’s usual price point (around 200NT$ (6.38 US$)). But they’re adorable, tasty, and who doesn’t want, an sweet marshmallow Shiba Inu dog to lovingly stare at them from their cup? Because I sure do.

Instagram: @mrrdrinks

Menu: Here’s a link to their facebook page with a picture of their menu.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Saturday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Closed on Wednesday.

 

9.Drunk Cafe 爛醉咖啡

The main highlight of this place is their decor and space: they have a big indoor domed area that even has its own little sand playground and an outdoor area completed with bean bags, a wooden cabin, and a projector they sometimes use to screen movies with. As for the food, it’s so-so, and I’d stick to Drinks&Starters if I were you.

Instagram: @drunkcafe

Menu: On this blog post, just search for ‘menu’.

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and from 6:00pm to 12:00am, Friday&Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and from 6:00pm to 2:00am.

 



10.dazzling cafe pink

This cafe’s ambience centers around a retro-pink aesthetic and cute and chic decor. The food is generally good and their desserts are quite pretty and tasty: give the waffles and Mochi a try. It tends to get full during lunch time, so either reserve or come earlier/later.

Instagram: @dazzling_cafe

Menu: Here’s a link to their Menu, select the ‘badass babes club’ one.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday&Sunday from 11:30am to 9:00pm.

 



11.ACME Breakfast CLUB

ACME gets very crowded on the weekend as they are very famous for their brunch, and the area they’re located in is a popular spot. Their Food is mouth-watering and very tasty, whether you have a grilled cheese sandwich, eggs Benedict on tuna cakes or some avocado toast, you’re bound to leave this place with a happy and satisfied stomach.

Instagram: @acmebreakfastclub

Menu: Here’s a link to their Menu.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Closed on Tuesday.

 



12.INFINITY .Yes Lounge

More of a lounge-bar rather than a cafe (as the name obviously suggests), they have a fine selection of wines and appetizing pastries. The rustic interior is adorned with artworks in every corner and the first floor actually constitutes of an art gallery. Altogether the space feels edgy, commodious, and you’ll want to spend a good amount of time there listening to the ambient music and sipping on a drink.

Instagram: @infinity.yeslounge

Menu: Here’s a link to their Yelp page which has pictures of their menu.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 12:00pm till 11:00pm, Friday&Saturday from 12:00pm till 1:00am. Closed on Tuesday

 




13.Truffles Aroma 舒服気息

This spot is renown for its delicate and innovate colorful dessert plates. It has an overall excellent and friendly atmosphere even thought its price point is on the higher end, and most of their food plates incorporate truffles in their recipe which leaves it tasting rich and flavoursome.

Instagram: @trufflesaroma

Menu: Here’s a link to their Menu.

Opening hours: Everyday from 12:00pm till 9:00pm.

 




14.Aruchuu 麓鳩 | Taipei Cafe

Aruchuu is what I imagined IKEA would have in mind when designing a cafe: it’s white, cool, minimalistic, and the lighting is great. Even the music they play is very chill and you immediately feel comfortable when you enter the area. A little twist: every dessert they offer has a little bit of alcohol in them, cheers.

Instagram: @cakearuchuu

Menu: Here’s a link to their facebook page with lots of food pictures.

Opening hours: Everyday from 1:00pm till 11:00pm.

 





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