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COMPASS MAGAZINE, July 2006

136CAFF'E TERRY

--By Ivy Shih Translated by Cara Steenstra

Step into Caff'e Terry and you'll get the feeling that you just walked into a friend's house, even if it's your first visit, as the owner's warm, friendly smile puts you at ease right away. Not being a sporty person myself, I hadn't felt much interest stirring in me after walking past this cafe several times and seeing the bicycles on display there. It wasn't until I stepped inside that I discovered just how interesting the decor really is. The red seats match the designs of the bikes hanging from the walls. The wooden bookshelf, interestingly-designed seating and a great selection of books and magazines soften the masculine northern European-style decor.

There are enough different types of coffee offered here to put even coffee lovers at a loss. However, the owner is happy to give you some friendly professional advice about what to try. During my first visit, I tried the super cappuccino with some handmade biscotti. The lovely aroma of coffee, brandy and wheat was heavenly. You can also try the Romano, a drink made from espresso, lemon juice and sugar. In one sip, you'll get to savor a wonderful combination of fruity fragrance, coffee aroma and sweet sugar.

The owner is a coffee connoisseur and cares a lot about the quality of his offerings. Italian Illy and Lavazza coffee beans are used, helping ensure the high quality found here. Good coffee should be complimented with good food and the Saha cake and Creme Brulee here are the most popular. If you fancy a small drink in the evenings, they also offer a variety of beers. That means that for just NT$90 or more you can buy a lovely, leisurely afternoon of relaxation in a nice setting.
You will also notice the number 136 everywhere in the cafe and wonder what significance of this is. Well, I shall leave you to find that out for yourself.

 

36CAFF'E TERRY

422, DaYing Street
(04) 2320-7243
Hours:11 am-11 pm
(closed Mondays)

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