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COMPASS MAGAZINE > October 2014
   

Wake Up with wonderful breakfasts and ambiance

By Uvia Chang
Translated by Sho Huang

70, LiMing E St, 1F, Nantun Dist.
(04) 2389-1153
Hours: 11 am-2:30 pm, 5:30-8:30 pm; holidays 9 am-8:30 pm (closed Mon.)
English menu available.
Cash only.
No service charge.

The sight of this lovely breakfast place--housed in a small green house filled with sunlight and life--might prompt you to burst out with "Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens.

Youthful, energetic chef/manager Apple Chen has plenty of five-star hotel experience and--as a native of Penghu--makes special effort to showcase fresh, delicious seafood on her menu. Prepared with imported olive oil alone, her attractively-presented dishes help put you at ease. The green walls here also feature cute illustrations of ingredients and their origins, and the menu has a sketch of Ms. Chen's adorable dog, Meat Pie, who usually roams the premises, adding more fun and charm to this place.

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Left: Tea Latte (NT$140) and Sun Moon, Lake Assam Black Tea (NT$90)
Right: One of the organic tea series, the refreshing All Wishes Come True (NT$150) is a combination of freshly-frozen herbs from Changhua, kumquats, lemon grass and osmanthus flowers that boosts your energy and spirits.

The eye-catching names of the dishes are interesting, too. For example, "Tasty Egg Rolls = The Absence of Pores" and "Scrambled Eggs = Tenderly Smooth". A wide variety of hamburgers, burritos and pasta entrees have earned many Facebook "likes" and the delicious risotto is good enough to move your heart to happiness.

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Left: Sea Urchin Egg Wrap (NT$270) is made with freshly-frozen Penghu sea urchins. The generous filling, wrapped with smooth tender eggs, is mouthwatering.
Right: The tender, lovely-smelling Hot and Spicy Chicken-Leg Panini (NT$200) is grilled after being marinated in homemade Thai sauce. The Omelet Rice is also pictured (in back).

The drinks here also have cute names, such as the "Mou, Mou, Mou" milk tea and "Bing Bing Er" ("iced") and "Re Re Er" ("hot") coffees. Teas include famous English brands like Taylors of Harrogate and Taiwan organic tea, such as the Assam Black Tea from Sun Moon Lake. Pure juice drinks are also available. All beverages are prepared with creativity, safe ingredients and beautiful thoughts, part of what makes this place special.

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Fried Crispy Fantail Shrimp (NT$140) and Squid Roll (NT$150)

The simple, but comfortable, seating--high stools and sofa areas--is super relaxing and each corner has its own view and atmosphere, allowing you to find one suits your mood.

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