Don Antonio Sports & Darts Bart / Mood Cafe
98, XueShi Rd, North Dist.
In a somewhat schizophrenic arrangement, this attractive stand-alone establishment, located next to Chungshan Hall, is two separate businesses--a cafe by day and a sports/darts bar by night--with comfortable, glass-walled indoor area and a big outdoor deck seating 50-60. Mood Cafe has plenty of light meals, from pasta and risotto to breakfast and sandwiches, plus desserts, illy-brand coffees, teas and fresh juices. After 8 p.m., Don Antonio transforms this place into a full bar, complete with live satellite sports and darts machines. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Sho Huang
A. Late-night food offerings include (left-right) spicy German Sausages (NT$150) and a savory, Chinese Private Home-Style Pasta (NT$100), made by Manager Mark's mother, and Beef Soup.
B. The Mushroom Cream Chicken pasta (NT$240) is among Mood Cafe's popular daytime entrees.
C. Don Antonio regularly broadcasts a variety of big-screen live sports, from NBA to English Premier League football (call in advance to check). Drinks include bottled beers (NT$150-180), red wines, high-end champagne and basic cocktails.