Field Trip: Sitting in a tree at Cafe Trouvé ~ 找到咖啡館

最近發覺了:”找到咖啡館”  環境蠻舒適的~空間很大 而且就在台大校園的角落。 窗外有綠油油的樹, 還有台大的網球場。 我本來是要來這邊工作的~但很快就被網球場的 view 分心了。

Lately, I’ve been seriously absentminded. It takes me forever to form a coherent train of thoughts.  My friend Peggy says, it’s actually one way your brain gets a chance for a rest.  If I can recommend one place to do a little day dreaming, it’s here at Cafe Trouvé

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Cafe Trouvé has spacious outdoors seating that looks out onto the trees surrounding NTU’s campus.  There is only a small window of opportunity to sit outside in Taiwan…and it’s right about now. Otherwise it’s a bit too cold and and damp in the winter, and completely too hot and humid in the summer. (and you would be carried away by the mosquitos)

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Cafe Trouvé’s interior is bright and airy.  It’s divided into several nooks, with various types of seating~ for large groups (up to 10-12) and tables for smaller groups too.  There are also quieter corners towards the front end of the shop.

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I ordered a latte and it arrived quickly in a colorful mug.  The foam was thick and velvety, and the espresso was strong and hearty.  I had originally planned on getting some work done (as exhibited by this sheaf of papers and my Midori Traveler’s Notebook) but I quickly got distracted by the chatter from other patrons, the artwork and the view.

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There is plenty of artwork on the walls for you to look at as you ponder deep thoughts. For instance, I couldn’t quite figure out what this chalk painting was… is it was a man, standing in front of a cupcake that was floating away in an ocean full of cake and coffee, or is it a mountain range studded with baked goods and coffee?

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But I found the best view to be this! The cafe overlooks the tennis courts of National Taiwan University. The afternoon I was there, happened to be around the time that afternoon P.E. classes were taking place. So I got to watch some students bat balls back and forth, some with better skill than others. It was actually quite entertaining.

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There is a children’s play area towards the back of the space.  And it gets pretty noisy, and the noise carries to all corners of the cafe.  I think there must be some way to configure the tables to create more of a sound barrier, but I’m not sure how to do it. There were several meetings going on while I was there, and I could pretty much hear every word that was going on.

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One of Cafe Trouvé main attractions is definitely the location.  Aside from convenience factors, (it’s located near the MRT station and a major bus stop) the NTU campus has some of the prettiest trees in Taipei, and the cafe is surrounded by a forest of them.

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Weather permitting, you can sit on one of the decks either at the front or back of the building and really enjoy all the lush greenery.

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Aside from the daydreaming, I think Cafe Trouvé would also be a great place to meet a big group of friends for a coffee, or a quick bite after work.

Enjoy!

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Information: Cafe Trouvé| Address: Roosevelt Road, Section 4 Number 1, Taipei, Da-An District| Ph: (02)2367-9456 | Hours: 09:00-22:00|找到咖啡館|大安區羅斯福路四段1號 台大新生南路側門旁 新月台2F

 

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