TOP 10 BRUNCH SPOTS IN TAIWAN

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Brunch has become increasingly popular in Taiwan in recent years, especially in the major centers. But in the land of convenience with 24/7 FamilyMart and 7/11 stores, the traditional sit-down brunch restaurants can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look. Check out our list of the top 10 brunch spots in Taiwan to save you some time and ensure you have the best experience possible finding mid-morning eateries in yummy Taiwan!

SECOND FLOOR CAFÉ: SERIOUSLY POPULAR

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With many branches in Taipei and Taichung, Second Floor Café is a seriously popular brunch destination that requires booking in advance. Perhaps it is the delicate interior setting that brings in natural lighting or warmth. Or perhaps it is the authentic omelettes and German sausages that does it. In any case, this is the one-stop shop for all things brunch.

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C25 CAFÉ: BRUNCH LOVE

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Opening at the bright and early time of 8am, C25 Café is a popular place for freelancers or local residents, many of whom are actually celebrities (!). The neon light LOVE inside is how we feel about this place!

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FOR FARM BURGER – LITTLE PARK

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For Farm Burger – Little Park is located in a humble residential community and is famous in central Taiwan. Sitting on the 50 year old chairs, enjoying natural yeast bread and sandwiches, and burgers and waffles made with organic vegetables, this is ranked in the top three most delicious restaurants in Taichung! As it opens a little late, it is perfect for brunchers.

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BACKPACKER CAFÉ: FOOD FANTACY

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While the coffee and beverages at Backpacker Café are pretty average, the French toast, crepes and eggs benedict are seriously good, making it a great brunch stop. And with an interior design something between an afternoon tea house and a European mansion, it makes for an experience that certainly defies its name!

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OLIMATO: ACCESSIBLE AND HOMELY

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Situated in Taichung’s suburbs, Olimato is a popular choice for many locals. The price here is higher than the average for a brunch in Taichung, but with the large servings and yummy flavors, many crowds still flock here. On holidays, you will definitely need to queue to get a feed here. This place is also really great for foreigners who can’t read Mandarin, as there is a great menu in English as well as some favorites from home on offer!

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EATING TIME: FULL BELLY DINING

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As well as the attractive lighting and décor, Eating Time is renowned for its huge portions! Tasty French toast, unique popcorn shrimps, omelettes cooked to just perfection, and the juicy hamburgers whose gravy spills over once you bite it—all these specialties make the cafe founded a few years ago enjoy a long-lasting popularity even to today.

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CAFÉ MARCHÉ: COFFEE + BRUNCH

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Café Marché sells some seriously coffee. Nevertheless, brunch and pasta are also very popular here, as are some Spanish inspired dishes. Make sure you make a reservation here for the first floor where the area is very spacious, and settle into a long morning brunch.

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YA KUN KAYA TOAST: SINGAPOREAN CUISINE

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Ya Kun Kaya Toast is Singaporean cuisine in Taiwan at its best. Serving up the traditional breakfast of kaya toast, this is a must-stop if you are fond of or curious about the authentic food of Singapore, then this is the place to visit!

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HARITTS: JAPANESE DONUTS

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Haritts, a Japanese inspired donut shop, is a favorite for brunch in Taipei. With various freshly-baked donuts are exhibited in the bakery display case, there are flavors as diverse as chocolate, cinnamon raisin, matcha red bean, pumpkin, roasted tea, and even curry! A favorite for locals living nearby, tourists love it too!

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AM BRUNCH: FOR VERY EARLY BIRDS

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Open for breakfast at 6.30am, AM Brunch offers hearty Taiwanese cuisine until 2.30pm to satisfy early birds and those who love to sleep in until the last minute. The most sought-after menu item is the sweet potato porridge. You can always walk in but risk it being sold out. Avoid noontime and weekends if you are after a quiet, relaxed breakfast, or try to be an early bird for once — it’s well worth it.

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