The 7 Best Cafés in Taichung, Taiwan

Time for coffee
Time for coffee | Courtesy of Coffee Stopover
Ciaran McEneaney

There’s no doubt that coffee is big in Taichung, so when you’re taking a break from seeing all the sights of the city, finding a place for a quick cup will be no trouble at all. But with so many options, which one should you try? And which is the very best? Well, it just so happens that Culture Trip made a list of the best cafés that this west coast city has to offer.

1. Ohana

Cafe, Asian

Ohana is more than just a café; this place is like a home away from home for its regulars. With such an incredibly friendly atmosphere and an owner that spends a lot of his time chatting with the customers, this is the kind of place that you have to revisit any time you’re in the neighborhood. There’s a great menu with light meals and plenty of coffee and even a few beers if you feel like it.

2. Bluesomeone’s Vegan Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian

Vegan delights
Courtesy of Bluesomeone's Vegan Cafe

This cozy little café is a vegan’s dream come true. There’s a great menu with some innovative dishes that will satisfy everyone. The place has a good atmosphere, and it’s also popular with a lot of non-vegetarian regulars who love the house pasta and coffees. It’s well worth a visit if you’re looking to try something a little different.

3. Edia

Cafe, Dessert, Italian

Delicious waffles at Edia
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A relaxing little café not too far from the National Museum of Natural Science, Edia has a great vibe with extremely friendly staff. The coffee is pretty good, and there are a few items on the menu that you won’t find in any other café in Taichung. Espresso Soda anyone?

5. Coffee Stopover

Coffee Shop, Coffee

Coffee art
Courtesy of Stopover Coffee

Another spot for lovers of the bean, Coffee Stopover is a cool café with an incredibly knowledgeable owner who loves to talk all things coffee with his customers. There’s a huge range of pours available at this place, and with super friendly and highly skilled baristas, you’re guaranteed to find the right cup for your afternoon coffee.

6. The Factory Mojocoffee

Coffee Shop, Coffee

Sweets and coffee at The Factory
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This café is said to have some of the best coffee in Taichung, and in a city filled with cafés, that’s no mean feat. They roast their own beans on-site and have a fairly extensive menu with a lot of options for true coffee lovers. The staff also goes out of their way to make sure that you’re having the best time possible, and if you have a Gogoro scooter, you can even charge your battery here.

7. AShare Cafe

Cafe, Japanese

Tasty eats at AShare Cafe
Courtesy of AShare Cafe

Lobster sandwiches and Japanese-style curry—these are just some of the many items that you’ll find on the extensive menu at this superb little café. Customers come for the coffee but stay for the meals as everything is cooked to perfection. It’s an incredibly popular place though, so some items on the menu do sell out from time to time.

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