Taipei City – Cafe Kuroshio

Value for money: 9/10
Cleanliness: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Quality of food: 7/10
Overall: 8/10

 
It was raining. Then, it rained some more. Then, it rained a shed load more. What to do? Go to a Cafe and relax because it’s the weekend (and they have free WiFi)
 
 
Haven’t we become a bit obsessed with going to cafe’s and whittling away time doing work? I still like it, so for the haters out there – close this page (but come back later for posts about my wonderful food reviews).
 
 
Now, this cafe isn’t going to set the world on fire with new and incredibly challenging dishes/drinks. However, it is going to do exactly what it says on the tin: serve good coffee and cake, in a friendly, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
 
 
 
Not sure what a ‘Chess pie’ is, but hey ho (seriously, though, check your English. If you want to include English in the menu then by all means go for it. But type it out on a search engine or check out a dictionary).
 
 
 
It was still very early when we arrived…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
They sound good, right? We had just eaten at Jing Ding so we weren’t hungry in the slightest, but, next time I will definitely check them out. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The menu:
 
 
They have a decent variety of different Latte’s, actually. Rose Caffe? Interesting. 
 
 
 
 
And beer, too: 2 thumbs up.
 
 
 
熱貝里斯巧克力
Baileys Chocolate
$150
 
 
An interesting caffeine (but still naughty with the added Irish liquor) free hot drink here. It was nice, but not amazing.
 
 
美式咖啡
Americano Coffee
$115
 
 
To some: boring. 
To me: standard.
 
I almost always get the straight up coffee with no added milk or sugar wherever I go. I like to taste the coffee, itself (and often the milk can be of questionable quality and doesn’t help the coffee beans in any way to shine).
 
This Americano is quite nice. There’s most definitely a good amount of coffee in here with a nutty aroma and taste. It’s slightly sour (I quite like this aspect of some coffee) and overall fairly decent.
 
 
 
The bottom line:
Some Cafe’s can pretend to be something they aren’t. But this one doesn’t. There are no frills, nothing elaborate and it’s not pretentious in any way. I spent 3-4 hours in here, and felt comfortable doing so.
 
 
 
 
 
Happy eating/drinking!

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