Best coffee in Taipei — Top 6 best coffee shops in Taipei you definitely must visit
No one believes Taiwanese prefer coffee in a country where tea is revered as a national treasure, the birthplace of bubble milk tea. No, Taiwanese people not only like drinking coffee, but they also work hard to create a uniquely Taiwanese coffee culture, investing substantially in technological, professional, and ingredient advancements. Coffee shops in Taiwan frequently utilize Arabica coffee beans, which have a mild flavor but are more aromatic and contain less caffeine, making them less poisonous and less drowsy. Normally, coffee beans are ground straight at the coffee shop, ground and used immediately, so the coffee powder is not wet, sour, and retains its natural flavor. As a result, the price of one cup of coffee at these establishments ranges from 150 TWD to 250 TWD (about $4.87 – $8.12) / cup. Now, let’s have a look at the finest cafe in Taipei via our blog best coffee in Taipei, which includes the top 6 best coffee shops in Taipei that you absolutely must visit with Focus Asia Travel.
Our favorite “Prince” café in Taipei because of its great coffee, the manager, who is also a barista (and was once a national concoction contest winner), is gorgeous and kind, and the restaurant is quite comfortable. The business has no branches, is only open until 1pm, and is constantly busy. The coffee here is unique in that it retains a few mild acidic flavors after each drink (called aftertaste). Aside from the standard varieties of coffee with extremely distinctive foam milk, the shop is also known for its remixed coffee with unique recipes such as coffee beans marinated with wine, coffee mixed with wine, coffee mixed with cream, coffee mixed with milk and egg…
One note is that the shop only has 35 seats, and it is not allowed to bring food from outside and not allow to smoke in the shop (most cafes and restaurants in Taiwan do not allow smoking).
Address: No. 339號, Section 2, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Hours: 1:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Closed: Thursday
Phone: +886 2 2736 6880
Price from 150 TWD – 250 TWD.
How to go: MRT Technology Building, exit the door and turn left, go straight, cross the road, go straight for a bit longer, the shop located on the left.
Fika Fika Cafe
Fika in Swedish means “Coffee Break,” as in “It’s time, let’s head to the café!” This is the Taiwanese representative café that won first place in the Nordic Roaster competition coffee roasting event in 2013! Are you astounded? This restaurant is near the Songjiang Nanjing MRT station, in a quiet residential area, and in front of a little park, so sitting here is usually restful and soothing.
The coffee here is a bit more fatty than RUFOUS, so fragrant, girls will like it, especially latte. In addition to coffee, FIKA FIKA CAFE also sells pastries super delicious and super cute. This restaurant is quite friendly with the elderly, so in the morning, you will often meet oldsters who sipping coffee and read newspapers, so peaceful.
Fika Fika Cafe
Address: No. 33號, Yitong Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Hours: 10:30am – 9pm (Mon), 8am – 9 pm (Tues – Sun)
Phone: +886 2 2507 0633
A common trait of excellent coffee shops in Taipei is that the proprietors are always true Baristas who have won concoction contests and have a passion for coffee, thus the coffee beverages are always developed, produced, and updated. Gabee is no different. The Lin family’s owner once won the national Barista Prize. This is uncommon in Vietnam since coffee shop owners are often investors, and bartenders are frequently hired, thus many individuals just view concoctions as a profession.
Unlike other bosses, Mr. Lin is extremely enamored with creative coffee recipes based on fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables. Here, there is sweet potato coffee, pumpkin coffee, watermelon coffee, lychee coffee … You can both drink coffee, and chew the pieces of ingredients well, not strange.
One more special thing is that he turned his cafe into a workshop, displaying his own great products.