Information: Heritage Bakery and Cafe Pop Up Shop, Xinyi Mistukoshi Department Store, B2 level.
Heritage Bakery and Cafe: Hankou Street, Section 1, No. 73-2, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District| Phone: 02 2311 1079| Website: |台北市中正區漢口街一段73號之2
Today, I interrupt all regularly scheduled programming to bring you the important news that Heritage Bakery has a pop up shop! I’ve written about Heritage previously. Their dreamy pink guava chiffon cake constantly pops up in my daydreams… The great news is that until October 31st, you can find some of their classics right in their pop up shop, in the A4 building, B2 level of Mitsubishi department store.
Information: Paper & Tea| Address: Zhongshan North Road, Section 2, Alley 36, No. 18, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan| Phone: 02 2523 9860| Hours: 11:00am-9:00 pm| MRT Station: Zhongshan, Red or Green Line| 中山區中山北路二段36巷18號
One of my favorite places in Taipei is the Zhongshan (中山）area. It’s not as crowded as some areas in Taipei, and there is always something new to discover in the many lanes and alleyways off the main road. The time, we visited Paper & Tea, which is a combination eatery and homewares shop.
Information: Heritage Bakery and Cafe: Hankou Street, Section 1, No. 73-2, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District| Phone: 02 2311 1079| Website: |台北市中正區漢口街一段73號之2
I grew up in the U.S., and I will always have nostalgia for some of their more hearty desserts, such as carrot cake, chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls, and cake with thick buttercream frosting. In the past, when cravings struck, I usually had to roll up my sleeves and make these desserts myself. However, this has all changed upon my discovery of Fika Fika Cafe, and most recently, Heritage Bakery and Cafe. Both cafes serve carrot cake the way that it’s supposed to be~ sweet and cinnamon-y, with visible carrot shreds, and most importantly, topped by a generous swirl of cream cheese frosting.
Heritage Bakery Cafe is located near Taipei Main Station and Ximen Station. (If you are a camera enthusiast, you will be familiar with this area, because there there are several camera stores grouped in this neighborhood).
Information: CHANTEZ Pâtisserie 穿石| Address: No. 31, Section 3, Jinan Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106 | MRT:Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, Exit 6| Phone: 02 2778 6865| Hours: 12:00-9:00 pm| 大安區濟南路三段31號| 忠孝新生捷運站3號/6號出口，步行3-5分鐘
This day had two firsts~ my first visit to Chantez Patisserie, and my first taste of fresh fig. Chantez is located in one of the quieter neighborhoods in Da-An district. It’s an easy 5 minute walk from Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, Exit 6. Right across, there is an old fashioned restored two story building, that is quite rare to see in Taipei. During my visit there, I stared dreamily at the house, imagining how lovely it would be to live there.
Information: Moment Cafe and Bakery | Address: Le Qun Road, Section 2, No. 55 (First floor of the Grand Mayfull Hotel) ｜MRT Station: Jiannan Road Station (brown line) Exit 2| Phone: (02)77223397| Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00-20:00 | 台北市中山區樂群二路55號（台北美福飯店１樓 | 電話：(02)77223397 |營業時間：週一至週日10:00-20:00
I visited Moment Cafe and Bakery in between meetings, and the second I came out of the MRT station, rain poured from the heavens with no sign of stopping. I hopped into a cab to avoid being soaked, and it was only when I made my way back to the MRT station afterwards, that I realized how easy it was to walk to the Cafe. Come out of Exit 2 of Jiannan Station, and you will see the black New Square building. Turn left, and continue walking down the street, and after about 10 minutes or so, you will see the front door of the Grand Mayfull Hotel, where Moment Cafe is located on the first floor.