3 Country Cafe
3, TaiYuan Rd, Sec 3, North Dist.
Hours: 10:30 am-7 pm (closed Sun.-Mon.)
Limited English menu.
Free wireless Internet.
No service charge.
Credit cards not accepted.
This cozy cafe, a few meters from ChongDe Road, is run by a young couple who enjoy offering healthy lunches, afternoon tea-time specials, desserts and top-grade coffees. Of note are the 18 coffees (NT$100-350) from almost as many different countries. Order any coffee and get unlimited free refills of any coffee from the regular list. --By Doug Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
A. Two changing daily lunch specials (NT$180-280, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) include mostly Japanese-style main entrees like Country-Style Pork Rice or Buckwheat Noodles with Goose. These come with a fruit/veggie salad and homemade yogurt dressing, dessert, and coffee or juice. To save time, call in advance to order meals.
The 24-seat cafe has pleasant yellow and green colors and lots of wood decor.
The cafe's handmade desserts, from the Brownie (NT$59) to French-Style Lemon Tart (NT$110), can be ordered individually or enjoyed as part of three 2:30-6 p.m. afternoon tea specials (NT$120-250).