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FUN MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2002. VOL.2 ISSUE 2
Pu (Canvas) Cafe
2, Alley 6, Lane 38, Tai Shun St.
Tel: (02) 2362-8981
Hours: 6-11pm weekdays, 1-11 pm weekends
(group reservations accepted weekday afternoons)
Let's face it. Taipei is a busy, hectic city. Wouldn't it
be great to find a little corner of quiet just to escape for
a while? There is such a place, in a small lane behind the
Shi Da (National Taiwan Normal University) Night Market. From
the outside, it doesn't look like anything special but the
inside offers an inviting, leisurely atmosphere. The owner
and his wife are both painters, hence the name "Canvas".
It is their hope that customers will think of this place as
their emotional canvas, where they can come to paint a new
sense of peace.
Canvas opened eight years ago and was built to look like a
building set in a Japanese garden combined with simple European
decorative touches. The interior--including the floor, tables
and chairs--is decorated in wood. The owner's paintings hang
on the walls, illuminated by soft lighting. As in many coffee
shops and teahouses, books and magazines are displayed and
available for customers to peruse. Canvas serves herbal teas,
including rose hips and chamomile. Other beverages include
coffee, black tea and milk tea (all NT$150 each). Homemade
cookies and cheesecake are available for an additional NT$50.
-by Yiu Wen-ying