39, ZhongTai W Rd, North Dist.
Hours: Tue-Thu 9 am-6 pm, Fri/Sat 9 am-10 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm closed Mon.)
No service charge.
This stylish little cafe--located behind the Taichung Botanical Garden between JianXing and ZhongMing roads--seats about 30 and offers a simple, but excellent, variety of light meals, desserts and drinks. Espresso-style coffees (NT$110-140), from Double Espresso to flavored Cafe Latte, are made with Mojo Coffee beans, while drip coffee is made with Cafe LuLu beans. Food is prepared in-house and includes treats like Banana Pound Cake (NT$130), Affogato (NT$150), and Honey Sponge Lava Cake (NT$100). --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angela Cheng
A. Available all day, Quiche with Salad (NT$200) comes with Iced Lemon Tea (or any drink, discounted NT$30) and side salad. Individual quiche orders are NT$90.
B. Celery with Tuna Panini (NT$230) is one of three panini choices, which come as a set like the quiche but are only served till 2 p.m.
C. Table and bar-style seating is found on the bright, pleasant second floor, where jazz background music and nice decor make this a relaxing, cosmopolitan-feeling hang-out.