Le Park Café
Le Park café has something both stylish and intimate. Can be a bit pricey, but it’s worth it as the coffee and bakeries taste really good. Remember to ask for a table upstairs.
Probably one of the best espresso in town. Tiny and cosy place (only 5 seats) with a luminous atmosphere. Lovely and passionate owner. Perfect for a short break.
Fika Fika Cafe
Big windows, high ceiling, good food and located in the center of the city, so, very convenient. Slightly fancy, can also be crowded and a bit noisy. This place is great for meetings, or even for first dates.
Ruins Café Roaster
Raw and crafty atmosphere due to a unique mix of concrete, wood and plants. Pretty far from downtown, but that’s a good reason to explore Taipei’s suburbs. Disclaimer: there is no wifi there. That’s intentional, and it’s a good thing.
Surely the most famous alternative coffee shop in Taipei. The staff is not especially welcoming, but it’s cool, for once, to not play the courtesy game. Close at 2am, perfect for night owls.
The perfect coffee shop: big space, cool terrasse, quiet atmosphere, welcoming staff and located in a lovely area (Dongmen).
Another charming and independent coffee shop, located right in heart of the city. The entrance is a bit hidden: find the staircase, go to the 2nd floor, and open the left door.
Sugar man cafe
The regular independant taiwanese coffee shop: simple but convenient furnitures, a terrasse for smokers and alternative music in background. If you want to focus bring your headphones, the owners like to share their music tastes in a loud way.
Yue Yue &co
It is a library that provides good coffee. It’s located in an old and traditional house, and the mood is pretty unique. This place is the perfect break when you visit Songshan Creative Park.