All kinds of coffees include the
(NT$150 iced/hot), which
fresh milk that makes it
tastes smooth and rich.
Other choices include
Mocha, Blue Mountain,
and Mandheling, all
made with great quality coffee
beans and filled with rich
By Javier Siles
Translated by Angel Pu
558, Taiwan Blvd, Sec 3, Xitun Dist. (previously 124, Taichung Port Rd, Sec 2)
Hours: 7 am-11 pm (lunch 11 am-2 pm, dinner 6-9 pm)
Wifi Internet available.
NT$100/person minimum charge.
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Hotel Dion, conveniently located in the heart of Taichung near Shinkong Mitsukoshi Department Store, has a welcoming, friendly environment that extends beyond the guest rooms to its bar and restaurant. The bright, classically-decorated lobby is a comfortable place for visitors and diners, while the hotel's cafe provides all kinds of freshly-made juices, coffees and tea drinks. The friendly wait staff and beautiful Tiffany lamps also add an extra measure of warmth and comfort to the restaurant.
Manager Vivian is happy to introduce the hotel's delicacies, which include light meals, hotpots, Chinese and international entrees, cocktails and a variety of wines (NT$600-2,400).
Left: The Pomelo Tea (hot NT$200) features a mix of apple, pineapple,
lime and pomelo juices, with no
sugar added in order to accent
Right: The Club Sandwich (NT$250)
contains tuna, cucumbers, black pepper,
ham, eggs and lettuce. Tomato Juice
with Milk is a lovely pink-colored drink
that gets its sweet-and-sour flavor from
the tomatoes. Kiwi Juice, Fresh
Pineapple Cranberry Juice (NT$180)
and other juices are fresh-made.
Left: The Banana and Chocolate Waffle (NT$200) is made with eggs,
the restaurant's original waffle mixture and other fresh ingredients.
Right: Chef Oris Tsao uses seasonal
ingredients and his personal creativity
to come up with fresh, original dishes
every month. The pictured Portuguese
Prawns (NT$350 with black/green tea,
soup, dessert) is a slightly-spicy entree
made with a bit of coconut milk, plus
natural herbs and white wine.