Patisserie La Douceur
18, XinYi Rd, Sec 2, 1F
Patisserie La Douceur is best known for its six-million-dollar stereo system and delicious French pastries and sweets. It was created by three people who went through drastic career changes in their thirties. The year the owner turned 35, he decided to quit banking and went abroad to study at a French culinary institute. This sudden move was driven by his desire to open up an authentic patisserie in Taipei. It's been nearly two years since his dream came true and La Douceur has grown from a French bakery to a home-cooking-style bistro. Its popularity is constantly on the rise as it attracts dessert lovers as well as French gourmands. --Written and translated by Diva
A. Duck Confit (NT$490), a traditional dish from southwestern France, is served with bread, soup, salad, a dessert and a drink.
B. A dessert during afternoon tea (2:30- 5:30 pm) gets you a 15% discount on any drink. Two must-have items on the dessert menu are Mille-Feuille (NT$135) and Cannele Bordelaise (NT$140). Foamy Earl Grey Tea (NT$14) or Pomelo Tea (NT$150) are ideal dessert accompaniments.