Old Tree Cafe
By Winnie Cai Translated by Ann Lee
35, PingDeng St; (04) 2225-9191
Hours：Sun-Thu 11 am-5 pm; Fri & Sat 11 am-7 pm
8, GongYi Rd, Sec 2; (04) 2310-5050
Hours：10 am-1 am
Credit cards not accepted. No service charge.
Many people agree that great coffee is best enjoyed in a comfortable, relaxing place. Old Tree Coffee strives to provide a cozy venue that welcomes people from all walks of life to come in, sit down and enjoy a nice cup of joe. The ambiance is really mellow—the long bar inside the cafe faces a large world map and the heavy wooden furniture is comfortable and inviting. The tables inside Old Tree are graced with jars of sugar and cream, making it easy for customers to flavor their coffee to taste.
The first outlet of this four-branch chain started on PingDeng Street and is known as one of the most established cafes in Taiwan. And this place has had quite a following—even now, you will find customers that have been Old Tree regulars for close to a decade. The menu offers a variety of beverages from special blends to specialty coffees (NT$180-200). If you know your coffee, then Old Tree is a nice place for you to unwind and enjoy a moment of solitude. Every Friday or Saturday evening, expect live music performances at Old Tree. The bands mostly play tender, relaxing tunes. On a thoughtful note, the GongYi branch has a non-smoking area for guests.