Cafe & Lee's Cuisine
By Alice Chang
Translated by Julie Chen
309, HanKou Rd, Sec 4, North Dist
Hours: Tue-Thu 10 am-10 pm; Fri-Sun 10 am-2 am
No service charge.
This cafe is more than a coffee shop, but also a home-style restaurant and bar, with shop owner Newko's mother handling food ingredients. One of the recommended dishes is the Homemade Patty (pictured, NT$220), made with a pork-beef mix and topped with sauce made of braised vegetables and beef. It's served with rice and very fresh-flavored soup and side dishes. The Miso Drumstick Sandwich (NT$199), served with an aromatic pan-fried chicken drumstick and cheese, is seasoned with savory marinated ginger and lemon. After the meal, you can try a cup of fresh Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea (NT$120) that promises to cool you down during the hot summer. Many customers also enjoy stopping by Lee's after 9 p.m. Fridays to Sundays, when the owner also offers classic, creative cocktails and the cafe takes on more of a private lounge ambiance.