Information: Humble House Hotel: La Farfalla Italian Restaurant Songao Road, No. 18, 6th Floor, Xinyi District, Taipei, 110|Phone: 02-6631-8060| Website: www.humblehousehotels.com | 寒舍艾麗酒店 台北市 信義區松高路18 號六樓｜
Taipei has really taken afternoon tea to a different level. It’s gotten to a point where it’s no longer acceptable to just have tea, a scone, maybe a slice of cake, and/or a savory. Instead, afternoon tea in many places actually constitutes an entire meal. Buffet style!
Please note, some places do afternoon tea poorly. First, you have to line up in this everlasting queue to just even set foot into the restaurant, then you have to line up for ages just to get your food. If that wasn’t enough, you have to go through more undignified jostling to get desserts and coffee afterwards. The entire experience becomes a “grab what you can, while you can, before someone else gets to it first.” By the time you finish your afternoon tea, you are a grumpy, carb and sugar overloaded mess.
Thankfully, there are some places such as Lar Farfalla, at Humble House that gets it just right.
Located on the 6th floor of Humble House Hotel, you are transported in to a bright and airy space as soon as you alight from the elevator.