[Taipei, Taiwan] If there is anything that is as common as bubble milk tea in Taipei, matcha desserts will be one of those.
Located right next to Zhongshan Junior High School along Fuxing North Road, La Chaudière Coffee 樂初咖啡is known for their Matcha Cake (TWD105, SGD$4.90) with a oozing centre.
This particular dessert had captured my attention, and my heart.
A minimum spending of one beverage per person is imposed, which doesn’t include main dishes or desserts.
My attention was quickly drawn to the Matcha Cake (TWD105, SGD$4.90), Matcha Chocolate Mascarpone Tart (TWD120, SGD$5.60), Matcha Chocolate (TWD150, SGD$7), Matcha Milk (TWD120, SGD$5.60) and Matcha (TWD105, SGD$4.90) on the menu.
Matcha overdose, anyone?
The probably of so matcha-choices, so little stomach space.
The pricing was considered reasonable compared to other cafes within Taipei, even though some travelers might not get the idea of the imposition of a minimum spending every, single, café.
The highlight was definitely the Matcha Cake (TWD105, SGD$4.90), made using Shizuoka matcha powder to give a light bitterness in every bite.
Shaped like a doughnut with a light and fluffy texture of a sponge cake, the bitterness of the matcha complemented well with the sweetness of the sesame cream.
Coupled with the oozing matcha sauce in the centre of the palm-sized ring, there was extra bitterness in a subtle way, suitable for the hardcore matcha lovers (like me!).
The Matcha (TWD105, SGD$4.90) with an almost 1:1 ratio of matcha to milk, was smooth with detectable green tea notes in it.
For non-matcha drinkers, less common beverages such as Toffee, Honey, or Sesame Baileys Latte (TWD180, SGD$8.50) are available.
La Chaudière Coffee is quite a hidden gem, located away from the crowded area of Taipei and is a good spot for a quiet coffee session.
La Chaudière Coffee 樂初咖啡
No. 6, Lane 361, Fuxing North Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Tel: +886 2 2547 3788
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 7:00pm (Mon – Sun)
Google Maps – La Chaudière Coffee 樂初咖啡
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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.