Since Fred Smith, et al. have been so kind to introduce such wonderful restaurants to me and others, namely Muma’s, I thought I’d return the favor.
In addition to finding little gems like Ali Lai’s Salsa Bistro, Moga’s (which unfortunately is gone… the new one is in name only, don’t be fooled), and this great night xiaoye place on Tunghua St., I would like to suggest
1F, No.7, Lane 112, Section 1, Anhe Rd, Taipei
The chef/owner is a friendly, humourous(dry), engaging person named Ken who can whip you up some fantastic dessert. He makes a great coffee too with real cream. His ingredients are always fresh and delicious. You really can tell the difference in quality. eg. his soups aren’t watery.
I have only tried the lunch set which I think is a pretty good deal: includes a main course, soup, dessert, bread, and coffee/tea. (280NTD). The regular menu has a variety of food, and looks quite good.
not too cheap, but not too pricey, but I think you get great value for the quality.
It’s hidden behind some buildings on the corner of Anhe and Xinyi (kinda behind the Yahoo shabu shabu and the MOS burger thereabouts).
Ken also speaks very good English in case you need to ask questions/directions, etc.