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Maison Gourmande: Homemade French Pastry in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/11/02

Who would have thought that you could find authentic country-style French pastry in Taipei? Sure, I know French patisseries and creperies are becoming a curbside commodity around the world, especially macarons as cute as they are, which still sell out to high demand here in Taipei. But real honest-to-goodness country cooking with that special touch […]

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The Hammer
By Chris | Published 2015/06/02

There are a few secrets in Yonghe that are worth checking out if you are looking for a change of scenery. The Hammer is one of them. Close to the spot where the famous Frankie’s Pies used to be, The Hammer sits down a narrow alley, in a place that you would almost never venture […]

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Campus Cafe
By Chris | Published 2015/05/14

I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get here. I first heard about Campus Cafe a while ago and it immediately peaked my interest: A North American college cafeteria style restaurant with a huge variety of delicious and inexpensive food to choose from. What’s not to love?

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My Beefy Paradise: Danny’s Steakhouse
By Chris | Published 2015/03/23

Happy Birthday to me! There’s only one thing I like better than a steak dinner, and that’s a steak dinner prepared in a wood-fired stove and cooked to perfection. If you are the kind of person, like me, who craves the taste of meat in a primal sort of way, then there is one fine-dining […]

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Fairy Cafe
By Chris | Published 2015/02/02

It’s not often that I find myself crawling through the back alleys in Xindian, but I was on a mission to finally find the cafe that so many people have told me about: Fairy Cafe. Imagine my surprise when after turning into the very industrial-looking neighborhood, I was actually greeted with a few very nice […]

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Merlot Cafe & Bistro
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/01/20

Nestled in a quiet alley in the Zhongshan District, Merlot Cafe & Bistro is one of the classiest restaurants in town! It offers a quiet environment, FRIENDLY service and most importantly, food cooked to perfection! Shall we begin? Alrighty then!!! (#AceVentura) Appetizers The Apps (not cell phone apps) at Merlot are outstanding. The Pizza with […]

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G’day Cafe
By TT | Published 2014/11/28

We love brunch, especially good brunch, so it’s always nice to find a new place with good food to fill our guts. G’day Cafe is by no means new, but it is definitely delicious. With lots of Western style breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner to choose from, G’day Cafe is one of our favorite places […]

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La Crêperie
By Chris | Published 2014/07/30

From Shanghai to Saigon, you may find world-class French cuisine and the most luxurious dining spots imaginable, but when you think of creative and authentic crêpes, you only need look to La Crêperie. New to make its way to Taipei, the quickly successful chain has already found roots in six other big cities throughout Asia. […]

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Sublime Urban Bistro & Bar (& FBI HQ)
By Chris | Published 2014/07/09

As far as lounges go, there are quite a few in Taipei, all with their own little close knit communities and design quirks. But there is one place in the east area (東區) that is unlike anything else in the city. Not only does it have a cozy bar, chill atmosphere and a range of […]

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Burger & Co.
By Adam Hatch | Published 2014/04/08

Special guest article by 5th grade student – Estella – from Tree House Academy! Recently, our teacher Mr. H brought Lily and I to a restaurant that just opened a few months ago. The restaurant is named Burger and Co. and is located on TongAn St. very close to our school. When we got to […]

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Dining Comes Alive at VIVO
By Chris | Published 2014/03/06

When I first heard Vivo was a Spanish Tapas place, I was imagining another quaint, fairly authentic, restaurant. One that serves to a group of few, but loyal customers. Really though, I mostly couldn’t get that strange, slightly unsettling, mask logo out of my mind. But as I have come to find, Vivo is not […]

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Mayan: Mexican Cuisine
By Chris | Published 2014/02/20

Move over Fresh-Mex, full Mexican restaurants are here to stay. While Taipei has had a bit of a good start developing a taste for Mexican cuisine, much of the progress has been in the form of Chipotle or Cafe Rio style fresh-Mex with only the basic taco/burrito combo. But that isn’t the case with Mayan.

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The Hammer
By Chris | Published 2015/06/02

There are a few secrets in Yonghe that are worth checking out if you are looking for a change of scenery. The Hammer is one of them. Close to the spot where the famous Frankie’s Pies used to be, The Hammer sits down a narrow alley, in a place that you would almost never venture […]

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Campus Cafe
By Chris | Published 2015/05/14

I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get here. I first heard about Campus Cafe a while ago and it immediately peaked my interest: A North American college cafeteria style restaurant with a huge variety of delicious and inexpensive food to choose from. What’s not to love?

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My Beefy Paradise: Danny’s Steakhouse
By Chris | Published 2015/03/23

Happy Birthday to me! There’s only one thing I like better than a steak dinner, and that’s a steak dinner prepared in a wood-fired stove and cooked to perfection. If you are the kind of person, like me, who craves the taste of meat in a primal sort of way, then there is one fine-dining […]

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Fairy Cafe
By Chris | Published 2015/02/02

It’s not often that I find myself crawling through the back alleys in Xindian, but I was on a mission to finally find the cafe that so many people have told me about: Fairy Cafe. Imagine my surprise when after turning into the very industrial-looking neighborhood, I was actually greeted with a few very nice […]

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G’day Cafe
By TT | Published 2014/11/28

We love brunch, especially good brunch, so it’s always nice to find a new place with good food to fill our guts. G’day Cafe is by no means new, but it is definitely delicious. With lots of Western style breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner to choose from, G’day Cafe is one of our favorite places […]

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Sublime Urban Bistro & Bar (& FBI HQ)
By Chris | Published 2014/07/09

As far as lounges go, there are quite a few in Taipei, all with their own little close knit communities and design quirks. But there is one place in the east area (東區) that is unlike anything else in the city. Not only does it have a cozy bar, chill atmosphere and a range of […]

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Dining Comes Alive at VIVO
By Chris | Published 2014/03/06

When I first heard Vivo was a Spanish Tapas place, I was imagining another quaint, fairly authentic, restaurant. One that serves to a group of few, but loyal customers. Really though, I mostly couldn’t get that strange, slightly unsettling, mask logo out of my mind. But as I have come to find, Vivo is not […]

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SOHO X Marquee
By Chris | Published 2014/02/12

Want a way to start your night off right? Then you should think about checking out the NEW Marquee and SOHO on Xinyi Rd across from 101. Marquee is everything a lounge and classy restaurant should be. With a downtown Xinyi location, a swanky atmosphere, amazing house DJs, and a large bar with some of […]

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Yiamas
By Lewis Clark | Published 2014/02/11

What formally used to be Toast, is now known as Yiamas. This fantabulous Greek eatery, under new management, is located the Da’an district. In order to adhere to Greek cuisine, most of the food items from the Toast menu will be removed. However, its top sellers will remain on Yiamas’ menu because, well, that just […]

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Better Than Cheddar: Beer and Cheese
By Chris | Published 2014/01/14

Two of the oldest, most important substances ever created by man have traveled thousands of years and finally come together under one roof here in Taipei. Dating back nearly 10,000 years, the golden ambrosia duo known as known beer and cheese have always been, and will continue to be two of the most refined and […]

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Red Bull American Char-Grilled Steak
By Chris | Published 2013/09/13

A big ol’ juicy slab of beef, no sauce, no frills. While there are numerous, delicious versions of pulled pork, hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken, char-grilled steak will always be the centerpiece of American BBQ. Big, meaty and simple, steak reflects American culture pretty well, and for better or worse, a proper steak is what I’m craving […]

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Ed’s Diner
By Chris | Published 2013/08/22

Fresh slabs of juicy, tender, delicious meat. BBQ comes in a wonderful array of tasty styles, from Japanese grills with rich dipping sauces, to good ol’ fashioned American BBQ. However, if you are looking for the meatiest, juiciest, most savory, mouth-watering meat on the planet, then you would be hard-pressed to find anything as good […]

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Campus Cafe
By Chris | Published 2015/05/14

I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get here. I first heard about Campus Cafe a while ago and it immediately peaked my interest: A North American college cafeteria style restaurant with a huge variety of delicious and inexpensive food to choose from. What’s not to love?

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Burger & Co.
By Adam Hatch | Published 2014/04/08

Special guest article by 5th grade student – Estella – from Tree House Academy! Recently, our teacher Mr. H brought Lily and I to a restaurant that just opened a few months ago. The restaurant is named Burger and Co. and is located on TongAn St. very close to our school. When we got to […]

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Dos Chinos { CLOSED :( }
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/08/13

Mexican cuisine comes in many forms, from American-style Tex-Mex and Fresh-Mex to the authentic goodness south of the border. But really, we only look at one thing when we check out a Mexican restaurant in Taipei: Is it good? If you are at Dos Chinos, the answer is “D**n straight it’s good!”

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Pregame
By mike trends | Published 2013/05/14

We all know that Taipei has an enormous variety of bars, clubs, pubs, and other watering holes. It’s always very exciting to discover a new place to go, especially when it has a lot of character. Pregame is exactly that : a really unique pub style bar with great food, beer pong tables, cheap beer, […]

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En Burger
By TT | Published 2013/01/14

You think you’ve had a good burger? You haven’t.  At least,  if you have never gone to En Burger, you have never tried one of the best burger joints in Taipei. En burger sits in Taipei’s east area, just off of Zhong Xiao E. Rd. It’s a cozy little burger spot with one goal in […]

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Evan’s Burger
By TTdude | Published 2012/10/21

Originally located in TaiChung (台中), Evans Burger moved to ShiDa in 2007 and continues to remain incredibly popular to this day. The large portions and superior quality of food is enough to keep any burger fan coming back for more. But how does Evans Burger compare with other spots in Taipei? Keep reading to find […]

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Coffee Geek & Burger [closed :( ]
By TT | Published 2012/02/15

Coffee, Burgers, Geeks, what more could one ask for when looking for a new restaurant to check out? To be perfectly honest, we didn’t know what to expect when going to CG&b for the first time, but we weren’t expecting much from a fusion cafe/burger joint. What we found, however, surprised us in a very […]

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Bravo Burger
By TT | Published 2011/12/20

The best burger places in Taipei almost always have something special about them, whether it be unique flavors like Rabbit Rabbit or awesome shakes like Evan’s Burger. However, some places just have really good burgers. Bravo Burger is one of those places. Not only does Bravo have a wide variety of flavors, it also makes […]

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Rabbit Rabbit
By TT | Published 2011/07/24

Bunnies… lots and lots of bunnies, and pink. Rabbit Rabbit is  a chain of burger joints spread throughout Taipei. The appearance and theme of this restaurant might make you wonder about the quality of the food, but surprisingly, the food is every bit as unique as the restaurant itself. And we were even more surprised […]

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Maison Gourmande: Homemade French Pastry in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/11/02

Who would have thought that you could find authentic country-style French pastry in Taipei? Sure, I know French patisseries and creperies are becoming a curbside commodity around the world, especially macarons as cute as they are, which still sell out to high demand here in Taipei. But real honest-to-goodness country cooking with that special touch […]

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La Crêperie
By Chris | Published 2014/07/30

From Shanghai to Saigon, you may find world-class French cuisine and the most luxurious dining spots imaginable, but when you think of creative and authentic crêpes, you only need look to La Crêperie. New to make its way to Taipei, the quickly successful chain has already found roots in six other big cities throughout Asia. […]

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Climontine
By Chris | Published 2013/10/22

Flabbergasted. That’s the only word I can think of to describe my first experience at Climontine. I had never even heard of the bakery, winery, restaurant and cafe before going out with my friends for Sunday brunch, but the experience left me craving for more. A remarkable mix of East and West, the (mostly) bakery […]

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Butter Cafe & Creperie
By Chris | Published 2013/07/19

Mmmm, butter. When I first heard about Butter Cafe & Creperie I was imagining rich, buttery crepes, strong coffees and all of that other delicious cuisine you would expect to find at a French style cafe. This being Taiwan though, you never know what you are going to get, so while I was optimistic, I […]

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Boite de Bijou (AnHe)
By TT | Published 2013/02/21

The cool, comfortable air of an enclosed patio, the warm, rich scent of freshly made bread and freshly brewed coffee: this and more await you at Boite de Bijou, where everything is made fresh, right on the spot. This French Patisserie creates some of the finest baked goods in Taiwan. Traditional French bread, cookies, cakes, […]

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Der Löwe Bavarian Restaurant
By mike trends | Published 2013/03/28

Ever wondered where all of the great German restaurants are hiding in Taipei? Freshly ground bratwurst and sauerkraut aren’t easy to find in Taipei, but here’s a little secret: make your way to the area by ZhongXiao Dunhua MRT Station where you’ll find Der Löwe. Authentically German, the food and service in this restaurant are […]

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Mangiamo: Good Meats = Good Eats
By Sam H | Published 2013/01/25

Like something straight off of a European city street corner, the Mangiamo deli offers an astoundingly comprehensive mix of western-style meats, starting at basics like ribs and salami, and growing to more exotic selections of pancetta, coppa or chorizo. From the ground up, everything about Mangiamo screams quality, and it shows through in everything the […]

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Merlot Cafe & Bistro
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/01/20

Nestled in a quiet alley in the Zhongshan District, Merlot Cafe & Bistro is one of the classiest restaurants in town! It offers a quiet environment, FRIENDLY service and most importantly, food cooked to perfection! Shall we begin? Alrighty then!!! (#AceVentura) Appetizers The Apps (not cell phone apps) at Merlot are outstanding. The Pizza with […]

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SOHO X Marquee
By Chris | Published 2014/02/12

Want a way to start your night off right? Then you should think about checking out the NEW Marquee and SOHO on Xinyi Rd across from 101. Marquee is everything a lounge and classy restaurant should be. With a downtown Xinyi location, a swanky atmosphere, amazing house DJs, and a large bar with some of […]

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Vapiano
By Chris | Published 2013/02/23

Vapiano may sound decidedly Italian, actually a combination of words coming from an old Italian proverb, the fresh take on casual Italian dining has its origins in Germany. Started in 2002 by a trio of entrepreneurs, the restaurant has grown to 100 locations worldwide, and for good reason. Its unique use of fresh, made-to-order dishes […]

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Mangiamo: Good Meats = Good Eats
By Sam H | Published 2013/01/25

Like something straight off of a European city street corner, the Mangiamo deli offers an astoundingly comprehensive mix of western-style meats, starting at basics like ribs and salami, and growing to more exotic selections of pancetta, coppa or chorizo. From the ground up, everything about Mangiamo screams quality, and it shows through in everything the […]

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Luna D’Italia
By TTdude | Published 2012/02/23

One of the classier Italian restaurants in Taipei, Luna D’Italia sits in a cozy little alley just off of Dun Hua South. A lot of work has gone into making this restaurant look good and making the food suitable for a pickier palate. Both the food and the service at this small piece of Italy […]

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Deja Vu
By TT | Published 2011/10/10

Italian food with style and a little bit of magic: That’s the best way to describe this Italian restaurant tucked into the middle 1914 Creative Park. With the decor of a medieval European mansion (or a vampire’s lair) the atmosphere is definitely unique. And if that wasn’t enough, the restaurant also has magic shows.

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Friendly Mafia
By TT | Published 2011/07/24

Tired of the all the unfriendly Italian mafia-owned restaurants in Taipei?…Then you should check out Friendly Mafia in ShiDa. Anyone who has been to ShiDa has also probably passed by this stylish Italian place which sits right next to Grandma Nitti’s. And it stands out among other pasta places with its sharp design and class.

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Swing Café [Closed :( ]
By TT | Published 2011/07/06

With the many options for Italian food in Taipei, it’s hard to choose just one place to eat. But if you’re looking for a new Italian place or a new place to grab a cup of joe, Swing Café might just be for you. Not too far off of DunHua and Heping E. this stylish […]

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Mayan: Mexican Cuisine
By Chris | Published 2014/02/20

Move over Fresh-Mex, full Mexican restaurants are here to stay. While Taipei has had a bit of a good start developing a taste for Mexican cuisine, much of the progress has been in the form of Chipotle or Cafe Rio style fresh-Mex with only the basic taco/burrito combo. But that isn’t the case with Mayan.

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Dos Chinos { CLOSED :( }
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/08/13

Mexican cuisine comes in many forms, from American-style Tex-Mex and Fresh-Mex to the authentic goodness south of the border. But really, we only look at one thing when we check out a Mexican restaurant in Taipei: Is it good? If you are at Dos Chinos, the answer is “D**n straight it’s good!”

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Juanita Burritos & Tacos [closed :( ]
By mike trends | Published 2013/06/11

Modern, cool and a bit nerdy, Juanita has made a reputation for itself for having fresh ingredients, generous portion sizes, and great Mexican food since its launch into the competitive restaurant market in late 2012. You see, with most Mexican places in Taipei, you usually ending up paying way too much for way too little in […]

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Macho Tacos
By TT | Published 2011/10/27

Mmm…tacos, the staple Mexican food known throughout the world is making its way into Taipei at a fast pace. But with all of the “Mexican” food restaurants popping up over the city, not many compare to the quality or uniqueness of Macho Tacos. This little place, hanging out south of the DongQu market, not only […]

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Jalapeño [ Closed :( ]
By TT | Published 2011/08/08

Mexican food is growing in popularity in Taiwan, and there are new places popping up all around Taipei. Jalapeño is taking it up a notch and throwin’ in a super-themed Mexican restaurant.but that’s not all! This tricked out restaurante (Spanish, not a typo) in the ShiDa area also makes some of the most unique and […]

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Run∞ 「MOVED]
By TT | Published 2011/07/14

Looking for one of the best outdoor dining experiences in Taipei? Run∞ (pronounced run eight) Mexican food and Bar has got you covered. Just off on Yong Fu bridge next to Gong Guan, Run∞ is a bare-bones spot that offers some basic Mexican dishes, a decent amount of alcohol, and a great time.

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Oola [Closed :( ]
By TT | Published 2011/07/06

If you’ve ever been in the American West, then you may have had an encounter with a recent wave of restaurants that have a fresh take on Mexican food. Using the best ingredients and known for a tangy, fresh taste, these restaurants have skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years. Oola Mexican Grill is […]

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Amore Pizzeria
By TT | Published 2011/08/09

Self-named “best pizza in town” restaurant Amore Pizzeria, is a surprising find tucked away behind Taiwan National University (TaiDa). Managed by James Chen, a pizza chef with 30+ years of experience in the U.S., Amore claims to be a lot of things. We take our pizza seriously and we wanted to know just how good […]

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MaryJane Pizza
By TT | Published 2011/08/05

If you have been in Taipei for a while, then you have probably heard of Maryjane Pizza. For those of you who haven’t, Maryjane pizza is one of the best known and best tasting pizza places you can go in Taipei. Started by Maryjane, an understudy of a master New York Pizza chef, the restaurant […]

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