A couple of months ago, my friend Henry presented his first book: The Comeback Kids. I was happy to be at the launch party and see his accomplishment. The event was full of supporting friends and family, and people who wanted to know more about this book. I even have a photo with the author, like a groupie!
The event was hosted at Ombré, a restaurant and cafe located in an alley near Zhongxiao Dunhua, just in front of Herban. They were offering some beverages and delicious finger food, like these cups of salad or these cute mini hamburgers.
Ombré is a nice coffee place in the center of Taipei. Despite being close to one of Taipei’s most crowded areas, its location in a hidden alley eases to disconnect. The decoration is simple but beautiful, with wooden floor and furniture, and some vintage trunks decorating any corner or being used as a table in the terrace.
Now I have finished reading it and it’s a great book! I already have my copy, how long until you get yours? You can purchase it on Amazon.
Tel: 02 2708 8961
Hours: Tue – Sun 12 pm – 9 pm
Website: Truffles Living’s FB page
Truffles Living is not only a coffee place, but also an old furniture shop. Located in a quiet street parallel to Xinyi Rd., you will easily find it thanks to the big and white sunshade, the wooden entrance with plenty of plants and a beautiful bicycle usually parked there.
Once inside, the decoration is simple but cozy. The high ceilings and the diaphanous space accommodate both objects and furniture for sell as the comfy sofas, chairs and wooden tables where to enjoy their drinks and food. The big windows make it a light-filled space during the day. The ambience is usually quiet, offering a perfect spot to work on your laptop on a Sunday afternoon.
They mainly sell old furniture and objects like typewriters or lamps coming from Europe, but you can always find a nice and original surprise like an old jukebox.
Besides the drinks, their menu also offers some salads, paninis, and desserts. I ordered a hot latte (150 NTD) and a delicious lemon tart (170 NTD), accompanied by some fruit.
HERBAN KITCHEN & BAR
Tel: 02 8773 7033
Hours: Mon – Fri 12 pm – 11 pm, Sat – Sun 10 am – 11 pm
Website: Herban’s FB page
Herban is a lovely vegetarian restaurant located near to Zhongxiao Dunhua, in Taipei, with a big terrace and a great atmosphere. Despite being close to one of Taipei’s most crowded areas, its location in a bit hidden alley eases to relax, like a urban oasis.
The decoration is modern and simple, with wooden tables, some sofas, and touches of green everywhere, even inside the lamps. A perfect spot to relish amazing vegetarian food, even if you are not vegetarian. The menu is quite extensive, with dishes from salads, grilled sandwiches, pasta, to the indispensable brunch options. From all the desserts, I chose the delicious lemon tart (180 NTD).
Even the toilet has awesome details, like drawings hanging on the walls or the tiled floor!
Tel: 02 2701 2498
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Website: Savour Cafe’s FB page
Savour Cafe is a nice coffee place in Taipei, just at the cross of Xinyi Rd. and Dunhua S. Rd., with big windows and a quiet atmosphere. It’s not easy to notice from the street because it’s narrow but, once inside, the wooden furniture and the cozy corners invite to enjoy the time there. A perfect spot to spend a rainy afternoon reading a good novel or working on your laptop.
If you are hungry, besides the drinks, there are also some salads, paninis and desserts on the menu. We ordered two hot lattes (140 NTD each) and a delicious toffee banana tart (160 NTD) to share.