Food Kaoshiung Taiwan Travel

CAFFAINA

Kaoshiung January 15, 2016
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Caffaina

Add: No.3, Meishu E. 2nd Rd., Gushan Dist., Kaohsiung City 804, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Tel: +886 7 552 0031

Opening hour: 09:00-00:00

It feels like a must to order an authentic coffee bean of coffee from faraway unheard of rainforestland in a well-atmosphere coffee shop. At least that’s how I always thought of and took well into action reading between lines looking for the most unheard of name on the list, to my surprise, this time I opted for tea, yes T-E-A, Jinshuang Oolong to be exact. Hi myself for being a healthy being, the ambiance just made me wanna order tea and bring out my very Asian part, ha. I have to admit I am well-concerned of what I indulge ever than before, and my body doesn’t take things appreciative like it used to, but always have a second room for dessert 😉

We came here after the wedding, followed by a Christian mass and a lunch on Boxing Day. I found this cafe prior we came down(came down as in from Taipei as it’s north of Kaoshiung), with a minute to two passing my phone around asking for nods, no surprise we end up here for our monthly catch up. Monthly catch up is a time where my friends and I find excuses to explore good places around town, it’s a good excuse, isn’t it?  It’s a 10 mins drive from where we live, across Kaoshiung Art Museum. I always love exploring cities out of Taipei like Taichung and Kaoshiung where restaurants/cafe shop are spacious, dynamic architect due to enough space not to mention the expenses does not scale high up judging by it’s cover.

Caffaina gives me a library vibe, but a library we can talk loud, eat scrumptious dessert, sink in sofa, and have a TV in the background playing French? Love how the coffee world map touch our wanderlust soul by the smell of variety coffee bean. They have two stores in Kaoshiung and I heard this one is the spacious one.   Souffle is the highlight at Caffaina, it comes in different flavor everyday and today’s daily is Mocha Souffle. It comes with red bean sauce and vanilla ice cream top with oreo and coffee roll, handmade after order, fresh warmy hot out of the oven. Tarte au Citron is one of my favourite pâtisserie, indispensable to order one to scale a cafe shop, and if I want to come back again. The Tarte au Citron here balance the sour and sweetest well. I was never a big fan of it before afraid of the sourness, until I had this one at Musée d’Orsay on a gloomy day of my Paris trip which was my favorite ever since with French team member- canelé.  Other than these my friend had a Black Forest Cake.

Dessert, coffee, tea here is decent itself and as in price. I guess someone from Taipei just kept on bewilder the fact expenses here is a slight different than Taipei, portion comes bigger with food tastier. They gave me a kettle for my Jinshuang Oolong, which I can’t be excited enough to immerse with above desserts. The Love River, funny how I directly translated it, but it’s really what it’s called in Chinese, is right next to the cafe. A nice stroll along the river after a nice tea or to the museum. A new Starbucks recently just opened across the street(to bad it was still under construction when we were there), being the first Starbucks in Taiwan selling cold brew coffee, don’t hesitate to check out what’s out there as well coffee lover! 

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Caffaina

地址:高雄市鼓山區美術東二路3號

電話:07 552 0031

營業時間:09:00-00:00

總是覺得來到咖啡館就是要點名字越奇異、特別、從來沒有聽過,隱藏在遙遠異國雨林國度的咖啡豆為桌上增點藝術氣息。至少我每一次到咖啡館,有這樣的習慣與喜好點越是看不懂名字的咖啡,也習慣這樣看選單,但出乎我意料,這一次我想都沒有想直接點了茶,是的「茶」,更準確的一點是點來自台灣的經典金萱烏龍。我想周遭的氣氛讓我想要吃的健康一點,將我骨子裡深層的亞洲因子表現出來吧。當然另一點是我也很開始注意自己吃什麼,畢竟身體無法像以前一樣什麼都照單全收,但—永遠都還有第二個胃接收甜點!

我們在早上的彌撒婚禮和午宴喜酒後,不免俗的先將我手機傳了一遍,獲得各位刁嘴的核准,決定來這吃下午茶作為我們每月一聚的據點。每月一聚是跟三五好友聚在一起吃新穎好料的時候,我想沒有什麼比聚在一這有更好的藉口了吧?從我們住的飯店開車到這裡約莫10分鐘,隔著高雄美術館。每一次離開台北,尤其是到了台中、高雄都很興奮到這裡的餐廳/咖啡廳吃飯,因為空間總是很寬敞,設計新穎,卻不會很嚇人的反應在菜單上,這也讓我們了解不能以外觀橫斷一切。

Caffaina給人一種圖書館的舒適感,但是是一個可以大聲講話,享受精緻甜點,慵懶的坐在沙發上,及還有播著法語的電視一直在後面播放的咖啡館。 喜歡一進門就看到諾大無比的咖啡地圖,讓喜歡旅遊的行者,透過咖啡撲鼻香環遊世界。 Caffaina在高雄有兩間店,另一間是在左營明誠路二段,據說這一空間比較大。舒芙蕾是這裡的一大特色,每日都會有今日限定款,我們那一天吃到的每日舒芙蕾是抹茶口味的。抹茶舒芙蕾搭配著紅豆泥,香草冰淇淋佐oreo和咖啡蛋捲,熱呼呼的現做上桌。 另外檸檬塔是我最喜歡的甜點之一,到任何地方都要試試看這一家的好不好吃,也評斷一下下一次想不想要再來的理由。 Caffaina的檸檬塔酸度與甜度平衡的剛剛好,滿足嗜酸不嗜甜的口味,酥脆塔皮與清爽內陷完美融合,有達到擄獲我的味蕾,下一次可以再來的印章。以前還沒有加入喜歡檸檬塔的俱樂部之前是因為很怕檸檬的酸會過於酸,但至從在奧塞美術館裡吃了一口檸檬塔後,便加入了我的最愛甜點俱樂部裡跟可麗露做朋友。處此之外朋友還點了黑森林蛋糕也不錯吃。

甜點、咖啡、茶在這裡除了價格好餐點也好吃,我想從台北來,一直很驚呼這裡的份量與台北的相較之下總是又大又好吃。Caffaina座落在愛河旁,吃完可以悠閒的沿著愛河河堤散步,或到對面美術館欣賞近日展演的新作品。特別一提的是最近對面開了一間新的星巴克(可惜我們去的時候還在做最後裝潢中)—美術願景門市,首推全台搶先販售風靡美國市場的「冷萃咖啡」,想要一嚐冷萃咖啡迷可別錯過了噢!

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14 Comments

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    • Reply Tiff April 3, 2016 at 14:49

      Hi Jay&Gee
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  • Reply Winnie January 19, 2016 at 05:48

    I have some university friends that are from Kaohsiung – I really must visit! In fact, Taiwan is on my top 3 places to visit. This little coffee shop looks so lovely.

    • Reply Tiff January 19, 2016 at 13:53

      wow really!!!! i am excited to know this, hopefully you’ll visit Kaoshiung soon with your friends and this neat cafe 😉

  • Reply Nada January 16, 2016 at 02:22

    great photos 🙂
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    • Reply Tiff January 19, 2016 at 13:29

      Thanks Nada 🙂 I’ve enjoyed your blog as well x

  • Reply Sileas January 15, 2016 at 23:17

    Coffee and books – this combination never fails. Add some dessert = perfection! The way you described them caused me cravings 😉

    • Reply Tiff January 19, 2016 at 13:28

      your words made me wanna crave some more if it as well!!!

  • Reply Elizabeth T. January 15, 2016 at 14:24

    The perfect way to catch up with a friend is to catch up over a cup of coffee <3 It always draws out such deep and beautiful conversations, not to mention, the environment is so soothing! Loving all of the coffee shops in Taiwan! The decor looks so minimalistic and chic 😀 Have a great weekend, Tiff!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

    • Reply Tiff January 19, 2016 at 13:18

      there are so many up springing here and there in taiwan recently, i guess we love the idea of chilling in coffee shops anytime of the day, lol.
      i wonder if there is any neat ones in LA as well 🙂 have a great week ahead Elizabeth! thanks for the lovely wishes x

  • Reply Vicky January 15, 2016 at 12:56

    Ohhh I love having catch up at a good coffee shops too. Catch up with friends are always an excuse to try out good places for me too haha

    Vicky
    http://vickysscrapbook.com/

    • Reply Tiff January 19, 2016 at 13:15

      hahaha, high fives!!!!!

  • Reply Erica January 15, 2016 at 05:53

    This looks like such a lovely cafe! So much to look at and all the drinks look super yummy, too. 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

    • Reply Tiff January 19, 2016 at 13:08

      My eyes were pretty much everywhere the seconds I stepped in 😛 Thanks for stopping by Erica!!! x

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