Coffee Essential

cafe_essential When it comes to cafe, let's face it, we can't live without it, we can't help to Instagram it. The funny thing is that, I actually don't drink coffee, I'm more of a tea person. But I love cafes, I love sipping my hot chocolate or tea lattes with my laptop on the table. Yes, I truly believe in the love story between laptop and cafes. Combing business and pleasure really help us to get things done faster. So today, I'd like to introduce you one of my favourite cafes in town, Coffee Essential. 

Like many other good cafes in Taipei, Coffee Essential is located in a ting alley of Minsheng District (I really reckon going there, if you're a sucker of homey cafes like me).  On a regular day off or weekends, usually includes a visit to coffee essential to do some afternoon photo editing. Here in TLG, we believe that switching up your workplace is a great way to spark your creativity, and this also helps prevent that writer's block. What I love most about Coffee Essential is the industrial & loft interior decorations. If you're a fan of red bricks and metal chairs, trust me, this is your place. 

近幾年,在咖啡廳戴上一下午似乎已經成為全民運動,特別是在週末,在民生社區的咖啡廳幾乎都是間間客滿。會注意到「民生公寓」其實是因為之前的實習工作,工業風的裝潢,既粗獷又有個性的風格,深深地烙應在腦海裡,於是在工作結束後的幾個禮拜,再度與朋友相約在此,也從此成為主顧。

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The vibe here is pretty calm and quite, most people are here to read, work or to just spend some quality time alone. Seats are mainly designed  for those who come alone, I'm so glad to find a place for us freelancers to spend our afternoons. Though they do offer quite a lot of seats, they still go full house most of the time, so I reckon booking a day before to avoid the wait. 

在我的咖啡廳口袋名單裡,「民生公寓」是在需要工作的時候的第一選擇,不管是編輯照片或寫文章,這裏的氛圍都非常適合。輕快的音樂、客人的輕聲細語,以及貼心座位規劃,都很一個人獨自前往的節奏。安安靜靜的坐上一下午,把手邊的代辦事項一一完成,雖然是一個人,卻是十分充實滿足的時光。

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The food take forms as small bites, sandwiches, soups and lots of cakes. During my visits, I order the signature cheesecake every single time, without fail.  So far, all of my friends who I've brought here, said nothing bad but good about the cake, especially those who craves thick and creamy cheesecake all the time. 

餐單上的選項是以輕食為主,鹹食基本上就只有各類的帕里尼或是湯加麵包;不過,比起烤得酥脆的三明治,我更喜歡他們的手工甜點,特別是最經典的重乳酪蛋糕,更是每訪必點。如果你是喜歡濃郁乳酪味的人,那麼可千萬別錯過了。

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Being a complete foodie, one of my favourite things to do is to discover small coffee shops or boutique cafes. So you can imagine how excited I am to share my new series: Cafe Guide. I will be sharing more cafe discoveries here on TLG, I hope you will find it interesting! Lastly, I would love to know how you guys think of this new series, share your thoughts in the comments area :) 

因為太喜歡待在咖啡廳了,所以決定在網站上開闢一個新系列,「Cafe Guide」;與你們分享所有在世界各地發現的特殊、有趣或是個性的咖啡廳。讓大家能夠納入自己的旅遊小名單中,發現有別於一般的觀光景點,希望你們喜歡!有任何的想法或是意見,歡迎在下面的留言處留言。

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Coffee Essential

No. 105, Lane 1, Alley 56, Section 3 Minsheng East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan

+886 2 8712 1220