Harrits Donuts & Coffee
By Alice Chang
Translated by Anna Yang
6, Lane 128, ZhongXing St, West Dist
Hours: 11 am-7 pm (close Mon)
This donut shop, part of a brand that originated in Shibuya, Tokyo, is tiny and cozy but regularly attracts long lines of customers with its freshly-baked donuts. There are four to eight flavors every day, such as the popular Cream Cheese with brown sugar added, made with natural New Zealand cheese and offering a soft, cheesecake-like texture. Another recommended variety, the Chocolate Donut, has rich, slightly bitter chocolate flavors. A cup of warm tea with milk (NT$120) or a variety of flavored soda beverages (NT$120) are also served here, enabling customers to enjoy a Japanese-style afternoon tea.