110, ZhongMing S Rd, West District
This American-style urban restaurant serves satisfying sandwiches, croissants, burgers, and hotdogs. Some unique features include customer laptop plug-ins by almost every table and the fact that after 9 p.m. this place becomes a game bar, with electronic darts, Xbox, foozball and other games offered. There are also over 70 kinds of beers (NT$120-390), including some hard-to-find varieties, collected by the owner here, plus Islay whisky (NT$150 and up). This means that between day and night If Cafe offers two very different environments. --By Niang Chen, translated by Angel Pu
A. Like some kind of shrine to beer, this bar and restaurant provides unique, top-quality beers from Belgian monasteries, the UK and Germany. These are all served properly in their exclusive, specific beer glasses and owner Freddy is always happy to help educate his customers on the finer points of these beverages.
B. The hearty Beef & Cheese Croissant (NT$240) with Caesar Salad and Twinings Earl Grey Tea (NT$120) are a combination that promise to satisfy.
C. Pictured with an Illy coffee (NT$140), the German Sauerkraut Hot Dog (NT$220) features a crispy, slightly sweet sauerkraut that perfectly matches perfectly the juicy sausage.