1st Rd., SanMin, Kaohsiung City
(inside the National Science & Technology Museum
grounds; entrance in the sub-level children's park, just
left of the museum's main entrance)
Hours: 11 am-2 pm; 5 pm-9 pm
YOUR RATING & REVIEW | VIEW
VISITOR RATINGS & REVIEWS
Vogue Coffee is a whole lot more than a cafe: It is perhaps
the best vegetarian dim sum restaurant in Kaohsiung.
There are no crowded buffet tables with too many people
jostling over too little lukewarm, overcooked food; everything
is ultra-fresh and brought right to your table. In short,
it's the kind of vegetarian restaurant that even dedicated
carnivores can enjoy.
situated in the underground plaza aside the front entrance
of the National Science & Technology Museum,
it has an exterior that looks like something designed by
Ludwig Miles van der Rohe. Meanwhile, the spacious interior
decor exudes that quiet understated Zen ambiance that quickly
lets you focus on friends, conversation, and a good meal.
Green Vogue Coffee, the first restaurant in Taiwan to offer
vegetarian dim sum, boasts a chef trained by one of Hong
Kong's finest vegetarian dim sum masters. The crusts here
are always light and flaky--the delicate pastry exterior
is never overworked. Dim sum dishes are either steamed, baked
or fried, and are skillfully filled with a broad array of
vegetable combinations--steamed asparagus with a touch of
ginger being this writer's favorite.
There are many great offerings from which to choose; the
selection is often revises in accordance with each season's
bounty. The combinations are inspired and seemingly infinite.
Prices average NT$80 per tray. Teas, coffees and fresh juices
are offered. All in all, a great meal that can be enjoyed
at a great price.
Go on a weekend and you'll find that the place is really
hopping. During the week, it's easy to get a quiet table
by the window, where you can look out over the grounds or
just people-watch. It's best to bring along someone who speaks
Chinese--there's no English menu. Alternatively, just try
your luck and take a steamy basket at random off the dim