Cafe Task has the same owner as downstairs Boneef restaurant (see other “What’s New” article) but is a completely separate establishment. Delightful features include an entrance disguised as a bookshelf, swinging open to reveal a secretive, club-like atmosphere with red-brick arches, green marble tables, dark blue walls, lots of brass highlights, and covered-over pool table. Many drinks are equally creative. Besides four estate-grown coffees (NT$120), lattes and milk teas, the “Coffee & Long Black” selection has 10 cold cocktail-style, non-alcoholic coffee mixed drinks (NT$105-180). Mojito Long Black mixes coffee with crushed mint and lemon leaves, sugar and sparkling water; Depth Bomb Long Black has an espresso “bomb” shot dropped into a glass of apple soda; Shoot the Widow Long Black features black coffee, rose syrup and rosemary sprigs infused with wood and basil smoke in a stoppered skull-shaped bottle for a smoky-tasting concoction. Four limited-edition flavored Coke (smoky, spicy, etc.) and coffee mixes are also available. Edibles include “Task Mafia” lemon slices flamed with coffee powder and sugar, plus savory or sweet oval-shaped pizzas (NT$150-180) and “Dutch Baby” bowl-like pancakes.
105, WuQuan W 4th St, 2F, West Dist1
1 am-9 pm