Field Trip: Savour Cafe

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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

Enjoy!

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

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