15 Must-Visit Local Cafes in Taipei to Feed Your Cafe-Hopping Addiction

15 Must-Visit Local Cafes in Taipei to Feed Your Caffeine Addiction

With the rising coffee culture in Taipei, cafe-hopping is slowly becoming a must-do activity in the city.

Many people who visit Taiwan for the first time describe it as a revelation. Maybe, it’s because it’s not as popular as Japan or Korea for tourists. But from day trips to city tours, you can get a lot of things done in Taiwan. Also, how can we forget about the rising coffee culture in the city of Taipei? Aside from being a foodie’s paradise, Taipei is also home to many local cafes. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we got a long list of cosy local cafes in Taipei you shouldn’t miss when visiting Taiwan.

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1. Coffee Lover’s Planet

If you are a certified coffee lover, then you should pay Coffee Lover’s Planet a visit. They have a wide selection of coffee available, as well as light meals and snacks. Coffee beans are even on display because they want to help you decide what you’d want to get!

Address: No. 246, Sec 1 Dunhua South Road, Daan District, Sogo Dunhua B1, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$140

2. The Normal

You can’t miss the mural saying “For the Coffee People, By THE NORMAL People” when you enter The Normal. The cafe also has a variety of coffee available for its patrons. Aside from serving their drinks in a cup, they also roast their specialty coffee and sell it to those who want to brew their own at home. The Normal is a little café with a navy blue façade, so it catches the attention of most passersby in Ren’ai Road.

Address: No. 413, Section 4, Ren’ai Road, Da’an District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$90

3. Picnic Cafe

If you’d like to sip a cup of coffee in a cosy ambience, Picnic Café is your perfect choice. Its interior is a product of the owners’ long-term obsession with stationary and vintage items. Seems like a great way to turn your passion into a business, don’t you think?

Address: No. 75, Wenzhou Street, Da’an District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$60

4. Woolloomooloo

The owner of Woolloomooloo opened the shop after 20 years of living in Melbourne. Hence, it’s safe to say that he knows what he’s doing when it comes to coffee. Not to mention the interesting design of the café which makes it even more inviting to guests.

Address: No. 95, Fujin Street, Songshan District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$60

5. Fika Fika Café

Fika Fika Café serves their latte on waffle cones! How cool is that? Honestly, do you need more reasons to go?

Address: No. 33 Yitong Road, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$90

6. Tamed Fox

Health conscious individuals will enjoy this place for sure because of the food selection. Healthy doughnuts served on top of latte drinks, anyone? Also, the entrance alone of Tamed Fox is very IG-worthy already. It’s going to be hard to resist taking at least one photo of your #OOTD outside while waiting for your order.

Address: No. 56, Lane 122, Section 4, Ren’ai Road, Da’an District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$120

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7. Smith & Hsu

So, you’re craving for some tea and scones? You might want to head to Smith & Hsu. But be warned, alright? The place is so pretty, it’s like a dream! You’d probably want to stay longer than you expected.

Address: No. 21, Sec. 1, Nanjing E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$115

8. Sugar Pea

Sugar Pea doesn’t only have a beautiful interior but provides impeccable service as well. The theme of the café makes every item on their menu stand out in every photo you’ll take. It’s so white, it’s almost perfect!

Address: No. 21, Sec. 1, Nanjing E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$220

9. 4MANO Caffe

4MANO Caffe doesn’t only have a charming interior; you can also expect to have a sumptuous meal here. And aside from being a coffee shop, it also transforms into an events place from time to time.

Address: No. 3, Lane 134, Section 2, Zhongxiao East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$110

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10. CAT.jpg Café

Get your coffee fix while you bond with the cats in this place. For us, they are the real stars of the show at the CAT.jpg Cafe. So, now you have another reason to get a drink.

Address: No. 154, Chaozhou Street, Da’an District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$110

11. Heritage Bakery and Café

Another favourite place for private events in Taipei is the Heritage Bakery and Café. Patrons love the carrot cake a much as they enjoy the cinnamon rolls so you have to try both of them when you visit Zhongzheng.

Address: No.  73-2, Sec.1, Hankou St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$180

12. Cafe Galette

Café Galette can be pretty busy most especially in the afternoon. So, make sure to bring some friends with you when you visit to keep you company. Solving their puzzles while sipping your favourite drink is the perfect formula for a fun-filled day. You can also buy some of the puzzles for sale especially if you want more challenging pieces to solve.

Address: No. 136, Section 1, Xinhai Road, Da’an District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$150

13. Dazzling Café

It seems like you can’t leave Taipei without visiting any of the Dazzling branches and trying their famous honey toasts. It’s so good that it has taken Taipei by storm. And because the locals love it so much, the owners decided to expand and have Dazzling branches in China, Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Canada.

Address: No. 136, Section 1, Xinhai Road, Da’an District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$160

14. Toasteria Cafe

Toasteria Cafe reminds us of the Temple Coffee & Bakery in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The hanging bed would surely make a great place to chill, even if it’s DJ night!

Address: No. 200, Sec.2, Xinyi Road, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$150

15. Alice is Coming

Finally, we have Alice is Coming. It is the place to be for the kids and kids at heart. Maybe, you’d want to spend an hour or two enjoying a light meal at this place. Don’t forget to get the teacup couch to make the most of your experience!

Address: No. 111, Yanping S. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei
Price starts at: NT$200

Also read: 29 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Taipei

That’s a lot of cafes to visit, isn’t it? So, why don’t you do yourself a favour and go café-hopping while you’re in Taipei? We’re sure you won’t regret it!

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Stella Marie Encina
Stella Marie Encina

While devoting her daytime in managing their family business, Stella spends her nights carefully planning her next adventures and composing short stories. She is in love with hole-in-the-wall destinations and writes about her quests on her online journal Her Brave Soul.


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