No. 35, Lane 194,Songjiang Rd 台北市松江路194巷35號
Thursday – Sunday 1300 – 1800
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I arrived around 12:30 and there were already a line in front of a closed door, no signage, no post, there were nothing indicate that it is a cafe. I swear if it wasn’t because of the line, I wouldn’t know its a cafe. People waited patiently and yet excited. Everyone was taking #selfies posting on IG showing off that they were lining up for this infamous but mysterious shop. Doors opened promptly at 1:00, without further adieu customers were seated accordingly and I was lucky enough to get the last table. It isn’t a huge cafe, in fact it has less than 15 seats.
The shop is decorated with artworks and furnitures from Japan, also an area designated for Between Whiles General store which sell some of the good finds from parts of Japan. The cafe was filled with delicious aroma from the busy kitchen, cakes, cakes and cakes. Each of the cakes were limited and yea they only have one menu to go around, so you have to wait for your turn to order.
My friend was a bit disappointed as they only offer teas but not coffee, we agreed that it was a right decision for a shop like Between Whiles, but they offer a summer drink menu during summer time. If you do manage to get a table, it doesn’t mean that you will get all the choice on the menu. Their cakes were so limited that they sold out before the first round, so yea, it’s playing the I’m hard to get game. If you want to do take outs be sure to come early, they tend to sold out within an hour or two. Other than their regular salted butter pound cake ($200) and apple turnover ( $200), they also have a weekly special – the one we had was sweet potato chiffon cake ($180).
Girls never have enough sweets!!! We ordered three desserts to share between the two of us. The sweet potato chiffon was layered with creamy mash which was very dense and it was a strong comparison to the light and fluffy chiffon layer. I also liked the salted butter pound cake, it was warm and companioned by their fluffy whip.
My friends from Hong Kong always love the pound cake I buy them as souvenirs. I do always FB message them two weeks before I fly out from Taipei and get my order sorted.