235, GongYi Rd, West Dist.
The first branch of this Korean chain has opened in Taichung and showcases fashionable Korean styles, including the decor with wall illustrations by a Korean designer and painter. Many specially-flavored options include caffeine-free latte choices like the "grain latte" Misugaru (NT$120/regular) made with five selected kinds of rice, plus the favorite "sweet potato latte" (NT$120/regular) and seasonal fruit juices. A popular, recommended dessert is the Korean-imported blueberry, strawberry, chocolate crispy pie (NT$170) with crispy crust and soft, sweet-and-sour, buttery filling. There are also the refreshing shaved-ice choices, such as Yogurt Berry Bingsu (NT$230) with red beans and berries topped by a scoop of sweet-and-sour frozen yogurt, best all stirred together. --By Maggie Chang, translated by Angela Cheng
A. Garlic & Cheese Bread is made with Korean imported toast with Red Cheddar, pictured here with Blueberry Pie (NT$170).
B. Vanilla Latte (NT$120/medium) and caffeine-free Matcha Latte (NT$125/medium).
C. Fruit shaved-ice options