--By Uvia Chang Translated by Cara Steenstra
You won't want to miss the great coffee,
superb tea and the lovely atmosphere here. Miss Zhou,
the young owner of this establishment, aims to bring
an element of design into every nook and cranny of living
space. Whether it's the carefully selected furniture,
the comfortable sofas, the designer clock and stereo
system or the wood-based rustic- looking lighting fixtures,
every corner is filled with an elegant air of beauty
Take some time to relax on the soft
sofas, covered with huggable cushions. Thin drapes separate
the seating areas while soft music permeates the air.
Hot and iced coffees are very popular here, as are the
Caffe Latte, Cappuccino, Caffe Mocha and Irish Coffee.
A simple hot coffee is NT$90, while flavored Caffe Lattes
(caramel, Baileys) are NT$140. Teas here are prepared
with famous French tea leaves, Mariage Freres. Choices
include Assam, Earl Grey, Sakura Imperial Green Tea,
Montagne De Jade Green Tea and others. These range between
NT$120 to NT$140 per pot. There are also other special
drinks and fruit teas available.
Late risers won't have to worry about
missing out on breakfast anymore either. Aria di caffee
offers breakfasts (NT$100) from 10 a.m. onwards. You
can choose from a selection of baked bread, cheese crepes
or croissant and a drink of your choice from the list.
Their light meals are also worth mentioning. There is
the Spicy Triple Decker Chicken with Fresh Herbs, Marinated
Beef with Lettuce and Scrambled Egg and Fish (NT$120)
and other dishes. A Homemade Biscuits set, Homemade
Cheese Cakes, and Sweet Caramel Apple Crepes are also
In addition, the cafe is available
for artistic displays or meetings; please call for details
and reservations (seats up to 18 persons).