Taipei pastries (get it? TaiPastries? Mwahaha) are some of the most beautiful and delectable creations I’ve eaten.
This was not in our itinerary. I did not even know it existed. However, as we were going through the tourist spots on Day 3, our grumbling tummies realized we needed to eat at some point. Before proceeding to Confucius Temple from the Grand Hotel, we went to a 7 Eleven across the temple to have a quick snack. (We already planned to go to a beef noodle soup shop later for lunch, hence, the quick snack.) 7 Eleven branches in Taipei are quite the treat, as well. But I digress, Milkhouses was beside 7 Eleven, and being a big fan of puff pastries, I saw this beautiful puff pastry covered in almonds, I had to go in and get it!
Milkhouses is essentially a bakery and resembles greatly to BreadTalk. An array of savoury and sweet breads, they also have packed snacks like my one true love, iced gems. I remember, when I was a child, my world revolved in this one snack. I had to buy one and brought it home, haha. Anyway, if ever you chance upon Milkhouses, I believe they have a few branches around Taipei, step inside and get me these iced gems, okay?
Instagram was built because of the café. I mean, it isn’t, but it might as well be. This was our last stop before returning to Ximending. We saw this as one of the recommended café in Taipei, and seeing pictures of these extravagant desserts, we had to check it out.
Coffee Alley was full when we arrived, but luckily a table for 4 was about to finish. As this was another quick snack, we thought to only buy a couple of treats. But alas, they have a rule of 1 order per person. What we didn’t know was how massive their servings were! It wasn’t until our food was served, did we realize that the other tables only had 1 plate to share (usually the waffles plus side) and a drink for each. We misunderstood the waitress and thought we needed to get a plate each! We could’ve survived with just a drink each, considering each selection was rather expensive. Oh well! We got to take pictures of these pretty, fluffy waffles, though!
I ordered the Strawberry Mille-Feuille because I thought it would be similar to a soft puff pastry texture that I’m obsessed about, but it was hard, I guess because Mille-Feuille translates to thousand layers, and it needed the pastry to be sturdy?
All around delicious food, had good interiors and great location for hanging out with your friends! I’d rate it high, as well! But remember, you can share them massive waffles, haha!
Visit one of their branches:
ATT 4 FUN, 3 FL
No. 12, Song Shou Rd.
Nearest MRT: Taipei City Hall
No. 45, Lane 101,
Zhong Xiao E. Rd, Sec. 4
No. 42, Lane 187,
Dun Hua S. Rd, Sec. 1
No. 253, Zhong Zheng Rd,
2 FL Shih Lin District
No. 18 Guan Chian Rd, 2 FL
Nearest MRT: Taipei Main Station
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