L'atelier Du Bon Pain
111, WuQuan W Rd, Sec 1, West Dist
(corner of MeiCun Rd)
Hours: 8 am-10 pm (may close 9 pm if bread is sold
Credit cards accepted.
No service charge.
This stylish French-style bakery stands out on the corner of WuQuan West and MeiCun roads, kitty-corner from the Art Museum. Made with high-grade French, Japanese and Taiwanese flours, French butter and traditional French/European techniques, over 40 types of breads here represent a balance between European and local styles that both foreigners and Taiwanese can accept. There are also coffees (NT$80-100), organic herbal and berry teas, and juices, plus an NT$89 bread (croissant, danish or rosemary butter bread) and coffee/tea special. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by S. Ying
A. Croissants (NT$30) are a top seller (chocolate flavor also available).
B. A variety of French baguettes (NT$48-60) are also popular, together with white bread "toast" (NT$70 small loaf).
C. Big windows illuminate the interior, a mix of modern glass and marble and traditional, warmer natural woods, with the entire baking area visible through a glass wall. Although most customers do take-out, there is comfortable seating for 12-15.