[Taipei] It is true that KiOSK café in Taipei is quite an instagrammer’s delight, but perhaps that is not doing enough ‘justice’ to its coffee and quality.
Situated across the Guanghua Digital Plaza, KiOSK is a minimalist-designed café just a 10-minute walk from the MRT. Take the Blue and Orange Lines and get off at Zhongxiao Xinsheng station.
KiOSK’s blue façade with large windows has become a distinctive trademark.
Instagrammers love the natural light streaming, and actually do try to sit at this section for the best photos.
The black-and-white interior looks chic and modern, the perfect canvass for your coffee shots.
Comfy seats are plenty, with some tables large enough for groups. Free, unlimited WiFi coupled with several power sockets make this a remote worker’s dream spot.
There were a couple of people holding mini-meetings when I visited, but in Taipei, it is never too loud, never too obtrusive.
This is a primary coffee place, but they do offer cakes and toasts in limited quanties.
Sweet tooths should love their creamy and airy Lemon Olive Oil Cheesecake. But if you prefer savoury, try their signature Avocado and Egg Slices on Toast, served with chilies, dried pork sprinkle, and a fresh cucumber salad.
The coffee menu includes the usual Latte, Flat White, Cappuccino, Mocha, Dirty, Iced Latte, Ice Americano, all priced from TWD120 – 160 (SGD5.36 to 7.15, USD3.94 to 5.26)
Among the espresso and filtered beverages, their Flat White is popular. The roast is slightly on the darker side, but all-in-all, a well-balanced good cup of coffee with the right amount of lingering.
But do try the Shakerato, an Italian drink prepared using espresso and ice cubes.
For the tea drinkers out there, you can choose from their TWG offerings.
Compared to many other hipster cafes, KiOSK Café has this easy-going, relaxing yet professional touch – the kind that you won’t spending an afternoon here reading a book.
No. 40號, Section 1, Xinsheng North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10471
Tel: +886 2 2542 8090
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm (Wed – Mon), Closed Tues
Google Maps – KiOSK Cafe
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