Triangle Garden Café
Antique, Exquisite & Upbeat
By Fabienne Hofer-Uji
Last autumn, I was waiting for a friend in a book shop in Taipeh. As I strolled through the shelves, picking here and there a book from the shelves and flipping through the pages, I suddenly discovered a Chinese café guide. Hastily, I reached out for it and in just a few seconds I found the café I wanted to visit next.
The Triangle Garden Café is situated in a small backstreet in the North of Taipeh. My husband and I had to walk around the block two times to find the name plate in a small entrance with dark, creaky stairs leading up to a second entrance flooded in sunlight.
The café covers the second floor of an old house, which had been built during Japanese colonial rule (1895 – 1945). The massive wooden bar, small delicate tables, wooden chairs with colorful cushions and beautiful porcelain tableware give you the impression of having travelled back to the 1920/1930’s. And this although the café has opened its doors only in 2015!
The café is located in an old building which had been constructed during the Japanese colonial period.
A visit of this café is not only worthwhile because of the ancient atmosphere, but also because of the rich selection of homemade cakes, coffee bleeds and original drinks. Besides Grandma’s Pudding and Cheese Cake, the Trianlge Garden Café also offers a Chocolate Brownie in flower shape. This sublime presentation is perfected by pieces of pink rose petals dispersed over dark brownie. Another cake you shouldn’t miss is the Blueberry Pie. Homemade, crunchy short pastry, fluffy cream and big sweet blueberries make this cake a very special treat.
Moreover, you have the choice between a wide variety of coffee roastings, like Kenya Rukira, Mandheling, Nicaragua Catuai etc. If you prefer something other than coffee, among the Brown Sugar Milk, the Honey Latte, the Matcha Latte or the refreshing Taiwan Honey Water you will definitely find a beverage to your liking. No, you’re not dreaming: all sweets and drinks really do taste as delicious as they look like.
Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 18:00 Sat & Sun: 10:00 – 21:00
Zhongshan Station, exit 6 (approx. 5 minutes)
320 – 380 NT ($$)
With a drink you get a reduction of 20 NTD on your dessert.