Cafe De Flore
19, Lane 149, MeiCun Rd, Sec 1, West Dist.
Hours: 9:30 am-11 pm (open to 11:30 pm Fri/Sat)
Minimum charge 1 drink/person.
English menu available.
10% service charge.
This attractive cafe is on an alley between Calligraphy Greenway and MeiCun Road, near Park Lane/Eslite mall. Its many drinks include handmade, single-origin coffees (NT$140-280), from Ethiopia Mokha (NT$140) to Panama Gesha Perci Estate Level 39 (NT$280), iced coffees, Twinings herbal/fruit teas (NT$120-140 pot), French Mariage Freres teas, caffeine-free American Mighty Leaf teas (NT$170), wines and high-end British and Belgian beers.--By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
A. The Strawberry Ice Cream Waffle (NT$180) is a favorite, featuring chewy, thick waffles. There are also hearty, tasty salads (NT$200), entrees like Baguette with Red Wine Beef (NT$220) and various sandwiches.
B. The popular Ice Dutch Water Drip Coffee (NT$160) is sold in limited quantities, as a batch takes eight hours to make, making it thicker but lower in caffeine.
C. Dark wood, earthy colors and black-and-white photos provide a classy ambiance. Various indoor/outdoor seating, including cushy chairs, are found on a cozy first floor and lounge-like second floor, which has a nice outdoor balcony.