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COMPASS MAGAZINE > May 2015
   

Saying 'I love you, Mom' with a special cake--Finga's Fine Food, Wilson's English Afternoon Tea, Patisserie Colette, Sweet Treats Taiwan

Translated by Sho Huang and S. Ying

Finga's Fine Food

173, XiangShang S Rd, Sec 1, Nantun Dist; (04) 2472-0965
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-10 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am-10 pm
www.fingastaiwan.com

In addition to a restaurant selling a variety of international cuisine, desserts, drinks, ice creams and sorbets, owner Dereke Bruce and his Finga's Fine Food also offer a bakery that produces all sorts of breads and other pastries. For Mother's Day, Finga's will offer a special six-inch Raspberry Ricotta Cheesecake (NT$650), which should be ordered at least three days in advance. Besides this, a variety of regular eight-inch cakes (NT$800-900) such as Sacher Torte Austrian Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake, Tiramisu, and Opera (almond/coffee butter cream and chocolate) can be ordered and custom-decorated. For something different, there are also various 10-inch tarts (NT$800) in flavors like apple pie, almond/pear, grape, and Swiss apple cream cheese. --By Douglas Habecker

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Finga's Fine Food  Finga's Fine Food  Finga's Fine Food

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Wilson's English Afternoon Tea

0972-862-185
136, XiangShang N Rd, 2F, West Dist
Hours: Tue-Thu 12-7 pm; Fri-Sun 12-9 pm
English menu and Wi-Fi available.
Cash only.

Wilson's English Afternoon Tea makes one feel like they're enjoying high tea at the home of a British noble. British owner John and his Taiwanese wife serve fresh pastries and desserts from their open kitchen and there are about 10 indoor seats with more outside seating on the patio. If you want to sample authentic British-style sandwiches, scones (with homemade jam and butter), savory pies, brownies, assorted cupcakes and cookies, you can try the Tea Set (NT$590) with the option to select your own teas (teas that are priced at or below NT$140.) With Mother's Day around the corner, customers can pre-order a cake or a box of eight elegantly-decorated cupcakes, packed in Wilson's beautiful, custom-designed cake boxes--decorated with the British flag--that make this an attractive, elegant gift. --By Alice Chang

A: Cozy afternoon Tea Meal Set (NT$590).

B:This shop has three tables with about 10 seats inside.

Wilson's English Afternoon TeaA. Wilson's English Afternoon TeaB.

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Patisserie Colette

(04) 2258-7998
398, DaYe Rd, Sec 3, Nantun Dist
Hours: 11 am-8:30 pm (open to 9 pm Sat.)
Credit cards accepted.
No service charge.
Wi-Fi available.
www.colette.com.tw

Since its opening in 2009, this very French-feeling bakery cafe has been impressing customers with its beautiful villa-like building and its excellent selection of authentic French pastries, created by owner Tatjana Yeh, whose years of training and experiences overseas includes time at renowned bakeries such as Carton and The Ritz in Paris, and Toronto's famous Rahier. For Mother's Day, Tatjana and her staff are offering three cakes--the Colete, made with strawberries, blackcurrant mousse and jelly, and lady fingers; Colette (made with raspberry cream instead of strawberries); and Pistachio Strawberry Mille Feuille, made with pistachio butter cream and strawberries. Delivery service is available for certain items--call to check. --By Douglas Habecker

A: Colete (NT$780 6-inch, NT$980 8-inch, NT$1,380 10-inch)

B: Pistachio Strawberry Mille Feuille (NT$980 6-inch, NT$1,280 8-inch, NT$1,580 10-inch)

C: Another great gift option is a macaron gift box (NT$360 for 6, NT$988 for 16)

Patisserie ColetteA. Patisserie ColetteB. Patisserie ColetteC.

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Sweet Treats Taiwan

www.sweettreatstaiwan.com

Long-time American resident of Taichung Sunnie Gulliver grew up with baking, as her mom was a cake decorator. She brought her skill in creating heavier, more flavorful North American-style birthday and other cakes to Taiwan, where their popularity led to her baking business about five years ago. She makes cakes to order in a variety of flavors and can decorate them elaborately with sweet American butter cream frosting, fondant, and gum paste figures. The most popular 8-inch cakes serve about 25-30 and average NT$1,300 each. She also offers cookies, cupcakes and other pastries. It's best if orders are placed at least a week in advance, by visiting www.sweettreatstaiwan.com, or Sweet Treats Taiwan on Facebook. --By Douglas Habecker

Sweet Treats Taiwan Sweet Treats Taiwan

Sweet Treats Taiwan Sweet Treats Taiwan Sweet Treats Taiwan

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