Recently, I stumbled upon this lovely cafe amidst the busy streets of Taipei. It’s located on a busy street corner, and it’s easy to miss because there is only a tiny discreet sign on the side of the building and on the front door.
Savour Cafe is the size and shape of a shoebox, but I think that just adds to the coziness factor. The full length windows let in a lot of natural light, and the interior decor is simple, yet full of interesting details.
Inside, there are a row of small tables, a corner for group seating and a bar towards the back where all the coffee is made and the food is prepared.
Some of the interesting touches here and there are the dried flower arrangements on each of the tables. There are also vintage botanical prints hung up on the walls. I think they provide a nice contrast against the concrete walls.
The menu has several tempting items~ there are several options that I thought were unique~ in particular, a brown sugar sweet potato cafe au lait. There are several different flavoured lattes, and teas. There is also a small selection of desserts and two dessert specials of the day. For this visit, I ordered a vanilla latte and a cinnamon apple cake.
The cake arrived on a beautiful bone china plate, and a tiny fork. The cake was served warm, with a generous drizzle of caramel sauce. The waitress was lovely and kindly reminded me to “eat the cake while it is warm.”
The cake was a tiny square, but it was quite satisfying. The apples were thinly sliced and soft, and the cake had a moist texture, lightly scented with cinnamon. The highlight of the cake was the caramel sauce drizzled over the top. It was similar to the caramel apples that I ate during my childhood. In fact, the caramel sauce was so delicious that I may have surreptitiously scraped my plate to get every last drop.
Savour cafe is the perfect place to a spend an afternoon; either with a few close friends or just on your own, and the atmosphere is easy and warm, the staff is friendly and thoughtful.
Information: Xin Yi Road, Section 4, Number 115-2 | 台北市信義路四段115-2號 Tel: (02) 2701 2498| Hours: 11:30am-10pm