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@ TA I P E I F O O D I E B R E A K FA S T G U I D E What's your connection to Taipei? I went to elementary school and the first two years of middle school in Taiwan, but moved to the States thereafter. I came back to Taipei in June 2014 when I was offered a job here. I wanted a change, and thought it would be a great opportunity for me to explore the city, since it has changed so much in the past few years. Another factor in the decision to come back was family - they're mostly based in Taiwan now, and it was so nice to be back in the community.
Why did you start the @TaipeiFoodie Instagram? I started the @taipeifoodie Instagram as a supplement to the food blog that I run. I was looking for a platform that allowed me to share more instant updates of what I’m currently eating. How do you discover great places to eat in Taipei? I’ll go through different food blogs and travel websites to find out what’s new in town; and other times, I just wander around the city and see what I’ll run into! Instagram is also becoming a great tool to discover food spots. I've noticed that the community is growing bigger and bigger in Taiwan. And of course I get tons of recommendations from friends and family - Taiwanese love to talk about food.
BUS DAN BING HOUSE BUS 蛋餅坊
No. 33, Yitong Street, Zhongshan District
No. 193, Section 2, Neihu Road Early bird gets the worm! Get your typical Taiwanese pancakes with corn, cheese, or ham! Bus’s dan bing is super crispy and it is the ideal place to come for some tasty traditional Taiwanese breakfast!
My latest find in Taipei. Either come for a morning pick-me-up or just simply to adore their décor! The Nordic style cafe also serves awardwinning coffee.
COFFEE MEGANE 眼睛咖啡
No. 137, Chaozhou Street, Da’an District
5 Lane 52 Si Wei Rd With an unique and distinctive oldtown Japanese touch, Coffee Megane gives you an escape from the buzzing Taipei City life. This is the place where you’ll most definitely find your inner peace.
FIKA FIKA CAFE
If you also like to feed your camera with pretty food then this is the place for you. The cozy and laid-back atmosphere also makes it the perfect spot for a casual brunch date.
DIN TAI FUNG 鼎泰豐 No.194, Section 2, Xinyi Rd, Sinyi District
ONE FIFTEEN 初衣食午 No. 92, Da An Road Sect. 1, Da’an District
Din Tai Fung is absolutely something you can’t miss in Taipei. It opens at 9 am on the weekends, and that’s when you can dive into juicy xiao long bao heaven.
One Fifteen offers a fresh Mediterranean-style brunch, which is very unique among the countless cafes in Taipei. Its elegant interior resembles of a greenhouse, making it the perfect hub to dine on a sunny day.