// TAIPEI 台北 // DA AN 大安 // 

megane café

a quiet little cafe on a quiet little street

Megane Café is an unassuming local coffee shop tucked into the quiet residential streets of Da An. A secret haven for coffee lovers and slow mornings. The interior is homey yet spacious, with lot of natural light. The décor is a combination of Kinfolk-y slow living…core with a tinge of Japanese influence. The walls are filled with books and magazines and other kitschy items that add to the lived-in atmosphere.

It’s a cozy place to hide out for some well-brewed coffee and feel miles away from the bustle in the rest of the city. In addition to coffee, they have some house-made sweets, butter toast in the mornings and rice ball sets for lunch. There isn’t a ton of seating or staff, but that’s a part of the charm.

Update Sept 2020: According to their Instagram, Megane Cafe has been closed as of July 2020, with no word on what’s next. 

the details

Address No. 6, Lane 52, Siwei Road, Da’an District, Taipei
Website http://coffeemegane.com/
Instagram @meganecafe_taipei
Hours 10:00 – 20:00 everyday
Price $ – pretty standard to other coffee shops in the city
Aesthetic cozy, artsy, homey

good to know

Go here for: a peaceful morning coffee

Order this: coffee and a rice ball set for lunch, or coffee and a sweet

Amount of time to spend: text

When to come: an hour or two for a leisurely coffee

Getting here: a short walk from Da An station (red, brown), use exit 6

Other things to note: 

  • They have limited seating and one communal table, so not suitable for large groups.
  • Also not really suitable for working.

Last visited: October 2018

Last updated: September 2020

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