KC Cafe offers a cozy escape
By Niang Chen
Translated by S. Ying
18, Lane 363, ZhongMei St, West Dist
Hours: 6 pm-12 am
Credit cards accepted.
No service charge.
Located on a corner with ZhongMei Street, KC Cafe is a little place that doesn't draw much notice. However, the warm, yellowish lighting emanating through its windows invites customers into its cozy, homey-feeling interior, where there's a long seating bar for enjoying a glass of wine, whiskey or coffee.
Most customers here are regulars who know each other, making it great for making friends, chatting, relaxing and simply unwinding without having to put up with the distractions of loud music, big meals, or overly-glitzy setting. This modest place also offers interested mixed drinks, like the El Diablo (NT$200), made with agave tequila, black currant liqueur, brandy and lemon; or the tasty Apple Martini (NT$200).
Right: El Diablo
As you're enjoying a refreshing pause inside KC Cafe, escaping the fast-paced world outside, you can also savor a Portwood 21 whiskey (NT$800/glass), which has a smoky flavor and a variety of herbal flower notes. For something more energizing and rejuvenating, enjoy a cup of dark roast coffee (NT$150) such as the Yirgacheffe or Golden Mandhelin as refresh your soul at this little hangout.