Breakfast/dinner places close to Taipower Building MRT

Hi,

Can anyone recommend any breakfast places near the Taipeipower Building MRT / Morrison Academy Bethany Campus building (i live just round corner) and dinner places or chill out places as well :slight_smile:

thanks!

[quote=“FarFlungScot”]Hi,

Can anyone recommend any breakfast places near the Taipeipower Building MRT / Morrison Academy Bethany Campus building (i live just round corner) and dinner places or chill out places as well :slight_smile:

thanks![/quote]

Breakfast place: the Diner, on Rui-an Street, which is north of Heping and between Fuxing and Da’an park.

Dinner: lots of places: the Diner, Chef Jason’s - My Place, Sterling Tavern, all on Heping. Then there is the lane just to the east of the actual building which is “the Technology Building” - that big beige thing. If you go south on that, the last alley before Xinhai yields Sababa, a Middle Eastern falafel, salad and other stuff joint.

If you go all the way to Xinhai, and turn right, there is a pizza and stromboli place called Amore.

All of the above places are usually very tasty and reasonably priced.

Breakfast is the most expensive meal of the day here for what you get. I would strongly recommend, if you have a fridge, to stick to cereal with milk in the morning, or make your own sandwiches/coffee. We have a whole thread devoted to nice bread options, cheese and ham can be a bit harder to find but not impossible.

For both dinner and breakfast, I would recommend going all the way to Gongguan, the next MRT stop. behind the big Exit 1 building, there are a series of student budget places, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Filling and reasonably priced. Follow the crowds.

There are several cafes too, for chilling out. Even the used book stores. Browse and someone will definetively strike a conversation with you. Or hang out around campus at NTU. They have several lake areas, gets pretty crowded on weekends but you can sit there with a drink in hand -tea, that is, or juice- feed the ducks and people watch… or be watched. :laughing:

Thats a good idea about breakfast Icon. Usually for breakfast i dont want to have to get washed, dressed and walk around looking for somewhere before i can get something to eat.

Those places mentioned >> the Diner, Chef Jason’s - My Place, Sterling Tavern etc i might try them for dinner. Reason being, i reckon its about a 30 minute walk to Ru’ian street. I dont mind walking a bit for my dinner but for breakfast hrmm… (probably would take me longer as my google maps app satellite link is rubbish so i get lost when using it to navigate)

The other problem of course is that - are those names in pinyin, english or chinese characters? If its the latter (like a lot of places) then i won’t have a scooby so would probably walk right past!

Heres a question for you, as you mentioned coffee. Uhmm do you mean to say that its fine then, to drink the water, as long as its boiled? I am missing my cups of tetley tea in the mornings, i have to say.

[quote=“FarFlungScot”]Thats a good idea about breakfast Icon. Usually for breakfast I don’t want to have to get washed, dressed and walk around looking for somewhere before i can get something to eat.

Those places mentioned >> the Diner, Chef Jason’s - My Place, Sterling Tavern etc I might try them for dinner. Reason being, i reckon its about a 30 minute walk to Ru’ian street. I don’t mind walking a bit for my dinner but for breakfast hrmm… (probably would take me longer as my google maps app satellite link is rubbish so I get lost when using it to navigate)

The other problem of course is that - are those names in pinyin, english or chinese characters? If its the latter (like a lot of places) then i won’t have a scooby so would probably walk right past!

Heres a question for you, as you mentioned coffee. Uhmm do you mean to say that its fine then, to drink the water, as long as its boiled? I am missing my cups of tetley tea in the mornings, I have to say.[/quote]

Well, you can’t miss Chef Jason’s. He’s got a big sign with his grinning American face on it!

Coffee and tea in Taiwan is almost always perfectly safe. In fact the tap water in Taipei isn’t that dangerous anymore.

Speaking of brekkie, you can get good enough bacon here, quite good eggs, and even baked beans at some Wellcome supermarkets. Butter is easy to find, and there is even good bread out there. A private greasy Scottish style breakfast at home is quite doable.

If you are on a tight budget, here are some more Taiwanese places you can try. goo.gl/maps/Chzl3 I also marked the student eating districts on Longquan St. and in Gongguan. Gongguan is better and is very walkeable from where you are. IS coffee on Roosevelt is a chain with semi-western breakfast stuff. There are many cafes in your area.

If you feel distrustful about the water, just haul a gallon of bottled water from the supermarket. 40, maybe 50nts perhaps? Enough for tea and such for a week for one person. Do not buy the smaller bottles, like one liter, at 7-11. It will not be cost effective. I recommend YES brand.

Wellcome (one right next to MRT Guting, on Roosevelt and MRT Taipower, on Shida road) is not teh cheapest, but it is the most furriner friendly -plus as the cheap version of Jason’s, it’s upscale cousin, it may carry exotics such as baked beans. Post cereal -US brand, quite nice- is now on sale.

A favorite of mine -PX Mart, used to be armed forces- is way cheaper, especially for water. A brief supermarket introduction: thelostswede.com/2008/06/where-c … in-taipei/ Thank you, Lost Swede

Now that they mention it, what is a typical Scottish breakfast?

I’ve only been there once, but Second Floor Cafe is a pretty good approximation of the Diner in the Gongguan area.

secondfloorcafe.com/

[quote=“Icon”]
Now that they mention it, what is a typical Scottish breakfast?[/quote]

Not for the first time…

[quote]Would you like me to take away your chamber pot?
Ahhh, I know many a Scotsman would be glad of this on a cold morning, it’s almost pure spirit, or I’m no judge of a pint of pish![/quote]

Thats great Feiren, thanks :slight_smile: Wuyun is right round the corner from me, it looks like and Second Floor cafe is just a walk down Tingzhou Road :slight_smile:

Thats great Feiren, thanks :slight_smile: Wuyun is right round the corner from me, it looks like and Second Floor cafe is just a walk down Tingzhou Road :slight_smile:[/quote]

Not to disparage any of these most excellent reccies in any way, but Second Floor isn’t exactly budget fare, just so you know.

Neither is Mi Cocina, but it’s in the OP’s neighborhood and it does have very good brunch and other dishes.

2nd Floor was jam packed to the rafters…so wandered around and am now in kitchen 66 for some fish and chips! Everywhere else around was heaving and my poor legs cant walk forever.

Far be it from me to criticise your fashion sense, but those boots must chafe a bit.

Delicious 70NT lunch box with a decent selection of sides & main dishes just near the corner of Roosevelt Rd & Longquan St, at Taipower Exit 3. There’s two places right next to each other, so check both for more variety. Open for lunch until 2 and dinner until 7:30, IIRC.

Most of the restaurants in the area seem to set you back 150NT or so for a proper meal, but they typically have fancy food and fancy atmospheres. The 70NT lunch box on the dirty corner of a little run-down market street is perfect for my budget :slight_smile:

Far be it from me to criticise your fashion sense, but those boots must chafe a bit.[/quote]

lol. yeah they do, thanks for asking. :smiley: Where did you spy me today?

Porridge, Oats. Yuck! (well its ok if its hot with sugar)

Great film that Rob Roy classic end fight scene… spoiler alert! :smiley:

youtube.com/watch?v=BEtPluUi0_U

Porridge, Oats. Yuck! (well its ok if its hot with sugar)

Great film that Rob Roy classic end fight scene… spoiler alert! :smiley:

youtube.com/watch?v=BEtPluUi0_U[/quote]

Oats are OK in my book, great winter comfort food. Grits is not. Oh, and you can get steel cut oats here, no problem.

This is typical breakfast where I come from:

Now that’s breakfast

That does look rather good. What is it, Icon? I’d like to give it a go.