By Julie Chen
Translated by Anna Yang
9, Lane 196, XueShi Rd, North Dist
Hours: Sun-Thu 9 am-12 am; Fri/Sat 9 am-1 am
No service charge.
Named after the owners' daughter, this brunch cafe has a laid-back ambiance and American industrial-style design, including World War II-era nautical lamps hanging from the ceiling. The menu features quality lunch and dinner options and the cafe doubles as a bar where friends can gather after work. The owner loves watching basketball and making new friends, and has installed a big-screen projector so that customers can enjoy games together. The restaurant is also available for private special events.
The Seafood Salad with Sesame Dressing (NT$260) includes shrimp, fresh fish and imported lettuce, and is topped with a poached egg and cool sesame dressing perfect for the sizzling summer. The Grilled Octopus Panini (NT$240), inspired by Domino's Honey Octopus pizza, comes with salad and french fries and is lightly-sweetened with the chef's special sauce. The house specialty, Carbonara Spaghetti (NT$260), has a thick, creamy sauce over chewy spaghetti noodles, and the Lobster Roll (NT$560) is made with fresh, live lobster.
All meals come with a NT$30 discount on menu drinks, such as Pomegranate Iced Tea (NT$120), a top recommendation for the summer season. Beers and red wines are also available after 9 p.m.