Small Kiwi Cafe
68, DaGuan Rd
Hours: 11:30 am-2 am
(open to 5 am Wed/Fri/Sat)
Credit cards not accepted.
NT$99 cover charge. Free parking.
Wireless Internet. Take-out available.
This cozy outdoor bar and Italian restaurant is located in an alley just around the corner from Taichung's Fulfillment Amphitheater. Trained as a chef, owner James has opened his second establishment with the vision of creating a hangout for workers, friends, family, students and even animal friends. Popular dishes recommended by him include the Vanilla Lemon Chicken Leg Pasta, and Chicken Legs with Wasabi White Cream Sauce Pasta, both for NT$299, and the Chicken Lover's Salad for NT$239. There is a special on Coors beer: Buy six for NT$70 each and get two free. With no shortage of little delights, Small Kiwi Cafe is a versatile venue that is good for small parties. --By Michael Yang, translated by Naomi Lai
A. The Clam Spaghetti with White Cream Sauce entree, costing only NT$99, features fresh clams surrounding a mountain of noodles and flavorful sauce, topped with some yellow and orange peppers.
B. The premises feature animal houses for your pets, trees decorated with colorful lights, an 80-inch projection screen great for sports fans, and a nonstop stream of popular American music. The compact menu offers Italian pastas, snacks, sodas, teas, and alcoholic beverages.