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FUN MAGAZINE, August, 2005.
Railway Warehouse / Railway Warehouse Cafe (3-5)
(03) 562-893364, HuaYuan Street,
Hours: Exhibition Hall 10 am-8 pm
Tuesday-Sunday, Cafe 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30
(open until midnight on weekends).
No Credit Cards Accepted. Smoking Area Available
YOUR RATING & REVIEW | VIEW VISITORS RATINGS &
--By Courtney Donovan Smith, translated
by Ann Li
Located behind the Hsinchu train station,
and near the DongDa Expressway is a unique fusion of
railroad history, art and food. Located in what used
to be a train engine repair facility, this large space
has been taken over and transformed as part of the Council
of Cultural Affairs 'Art Network of Railway Warehouses'
project. On the exhibition side, there are monthly displays
by local artists, and in-house open workshop with a
featured artist changing every six months and a sales
area with locally-produced artworks, glass products
and antiques. Some international artists may be exhibiting
there as well in future. The cafe area is a pleasant
and classy without being pretentious and features an
outdoor patio as well as a unique train viewing area
with seating. Especially noteworthy on the menu is the
pizza (NT$120, except on fridays: NT$100). Drinks run
NT$100 for a beer and NT$140+ for cocktails. Occasionally
look out for live music performances.