Elsewhere Cafe

EQUAL PARTS BOOKS, COFFEE & ART

There is an abundance of cafés scattered around the quiet alleys and lanes that branch off the bustling boulevards in Taipei. They range from cutesy themed cafes to modern designed cafes to no frill historic shops. Elsewhere Cafe is part bookstore, part coffee shop and embodies the artsy part of the spectrum. While many cafés in Taiwan are very focused on the food, Elsewhere is a place you go to relax and escape. The atmosphere is less social than other places, full of artsy books and quirky decor. Its the perfect place to plug in and get some work done in peace, or to curl up with a book and cup of coffee in the morning.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Address No. 3, Lane 119, Section 1, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Getting there Take the red or green MRT line to CKS Memorial Hall Station and use exit 3, then walk about 4 minutes south on Roosevelt Rd and turn into Ln 119
Price $$, food and drink prices are definitely closer to LA café prices than typical Taiwanese food
Hours 7:30am to 10pm, closed on Mondays
Wifi Free, and outlets too!
Tourist friendliness Pretty accessible for visiting hipsters. You’d probably get by with simple English.

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When to go: Whenever you feel like chilling out, or hiding from the rain. And in the morning, when most other cafés are closed.

Who to go with: A friend to chat, or alone to work. Not great for big groups.

Worth multiple visits? Sure, especially if you’re staying nearby

Great for: Getting some work done and appreciating art books

What to order: Their coffee is up to par across the board. Also grab a dessert: a slice of their matcha crepe cake or apple tart.

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Last visited: Apr 2016 | Last updated: August 2017 | First posted: August 2017