Daan means great safety, or great peace. This district is a vibrant, lively and culturally rich area lined with a wide range of brunch venues. If you ever find yourself in this area of Taipei looking for brunch, here’s our guide to the 10 best places.
In a rather dreamy district in central Taipei, burrowed in among countless artisan coffee shops and teahouses, you will find Nom Nom – a brunch heaven. From the playful decor to the superfood-infused menu, everything about Nom Nom is on trend. Each main brunch order comes alongside a serving of yogurt, juice, fruit as well as coffee and tea.
173 Chaozhou Street, Da’an District, Taipei, +886 223 583 530
Despite being arguably the most highly reputed teahouse in all of Taipei, Wisteria Tea House has managed to preserve an aura of privacy and is rarely crowded. The tea here is of the finest quality; there are no tea bags or builder’s brew here, just traditional Chinese teas served in a 1920s Japanese structure. Make your visit even more memorable with a gongfu cha ceremony and extend it even longer with a sampling of the tea-steamed salmon with ginger. All set meals come with a side dish, soup, dessert and rice.
1, Lane 16 Xinsheng South Road Sec 3, Da’an District, Taipei, +886 223 637 375
The Good Design Institute is an old converted apartment in the Wenzhou area that makes traditional Taiwanese dishes with a twist and serves drinks in chemistry beakers. This somewhat medicinal theme extends to the decor and the arty pieces on sale, such as a phrenology bust and a necklace pendant molded from a set of teeth.
1F No. 22 Lane 48 Wenzhou St, Da’an District, Taipei, +886 2362 0723