Olympia 世運食品

the bakery with dim sum and braised goods

Olympia bakery is an institution from another generation, an old school Taiwanese bakery still standing strong after seven decades. It has withstood the test of time perhaps because it has effectively carved out a unique niche in the bakery landscape. You see, in addition to the breads and cakes and giftable sweet pastries that are so abundant around Taiwan, Olympia has added to its repertoire some savory steamed and braised goods that draw in any Taiwanese.

So, in addition to filling your trays with individually packaged breads and buns, you can also self serve dumplings and egg tarts and braised tofu and soy egg and pork blood rice cake all in one go, which is particularly satisfying (let’s be real, these genres of food all hit different so it feels almost luxurious to be able to load up all in one place). They carry the classics like scallion buns and Taiwanese “macarons” and they keep up w the times too, recently adding cinnamon rolls to truly round out the Olympian line up they’ve got. Sure, you can find better bread elsewhere, better dim sum and certainly better braised food stands all over the place. But to have it all wrapped into one is just a good time.

the details

Address No. 232-3, Yanji St, Da’an District, Taipei City No. 114, Yitong St, Zhongshan District, Taipei City No. 101, Bo’ai Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City No. 78, Chengdu Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City
Website http://www.cake-shop.com.tw/
Hours varies by location, opening between 8-11 in the morning and closes between 8:30-9:30pm
Price $-$$ pretty basic bakery pricing, dim sum runs 20-30NT a piece
Aesthetic pretty old school, simple, practical

good to know

Go here for: snack time when you are not sure what you’re feeling

Order this: stuff from the dim sum bar just because it’s a fun addition

Amount of time to spend: 5-10 min, or more if you’re truly indecisive

When to come: anytime

Getting here: all of the locations are pretty easily accessible by MRT

Other things to note: 

  • There is a small outpost in Taipei Main Station near the train (TRA and HSR) waiting area, which makes for great road snacks.
  • They also questionably have old school sushi alongside traditional sandwiches. Just felt worth mentioning. This place is ridiculous in the best way, and the most Taiwanese.

Last visited: August 2021

Last updated: September 2021

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