Masa Loft (Cafe)

Masa Loft (Mǎshā Luófú 瑪莎羅芙) Across the street from NCKU at the entrance of the university’s food street is a chic cafe called Masa Loft. The cafe is on the third floor of a building overlooking Daxue Road, and is appropriately named as ‘a loft.’ It has lots of light, a wide-open layout, and hardwood … Continue reading

Quail Quiche

Quail Quiche (Ānchún Xiánpài 鹌鶉鹹派) If you miss the taste of delicious quiche tarts or the chicness of European style cafes, then Quail Quiche may have your cure. Located in an old shop house just a stone’s throw from the giant white horseman statue at the Koxinga Shrine, Quail Quiche improves its neighborhood with a … Continue reading

Narrow Door Cafe

Narrow Door Cafe (Zhǎi Mén Kāfēi   窄門咖啡) There is a wonderful new movement in Tainan to turn old buildings into funky bars and cafes, as opposed to the previous trend of letting old buildings get torn down and replaced by nondescript new buildings that lack any history or character. In the West, we love our … Continue reading

Bakery – Imma Bakery and Café

Imma Bakery & Café Tainan is full of bakeries, but any visit to sample what the locals think bread should be will inevitably leave foreigners dismayed, if not horrified. Most bakers in Taiwan think bread is made with white flour, sugar and a whole lot of leaven. The result is a sweet, airy concoction similar to Wonderbread. But people can no … Continue reading

Breakfast Chains

Breakfast Chains In Taiwan, only convenient stores and tea shops outnumber breakfast chains. And that’s saying a lot. You’ll often see at least one per block and in certain areas you will see several grouped together, all trying to outdo the others in sales of hamburgers, sandwiches, coffee and dàn bǐng. Yes, in Taiwan, hamburgers (or … Continue reading