Caffè Florian

In Mitsukoshi A9. Anyone ever go? Looks interesting

I haven’t.

You were my biggest hope

@_Lilith says it’s good. The original is from Venice.

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That sounds promising

You’re also getting a steal, the original in Venice will cost you 30 euros just to sit and have a cup of coffee :grimacing:

She says the food there is good as well.

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With a view?!

A view of boatloads of tourists wandering around.

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Yes, you can watch Chinese tourists feed pidgins lol.

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On the Taipei outpost, there are heaps of opinions online, including via google maps (apologies for the ugly URL):

https://www.google.com/search?q=caffe+florian+taipei&oq=caffe+florian+taipei&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2j69i60l3.4138j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x3442abb0a47226ad:0xcc7d62cb4a0bd6d8,1,,,

Guy

Yeah, there always are. Hard to separate the wheat from the chaff though.

There are some pretty harsh reviews on there.

Really, I mean take a bona fide tourist trap, then trade off its name in another country, globalisation sucks. Are we gonna get Katz’ delicatessen in Taipei next? Monday negativity rant over.

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Please no my cholesterol level is already high enough!

Guy

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It was recommended by lliliths mom. She is from the Venice area. She’s been to the original Florian many times since she was young. And she likes this Florian Taipei, so imo I trust her than 99% of Taiwanese who left a review. And it’s quite rare she recommends a place, she’s picky.

I’ve never tried this one, but I’ve heard it’s overall decent from people who’s been to the original one. Although I can understand their particular price point isn’t for everyone and some might feel it’s not worth it.

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Now my wife wants to go there. I’m out of pocket.

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Lucky you, my wife was making faces.

Since I read “The Hotel New Hampshire”, I’ve wanted to go get coffees with heaping piles of whipped cream in them

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I suspect the higher price point tends to polarise reviewers :slight_smile:

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I remember this place in Venice. I didn’t go in though. It’s so random that they have a branch in Taiwan of all places.

You’re definitely paying a bit more for the Florian name and location in xinyi. So I suspect for people who don’t care or know about what the original Florian is, the prices might not be something they consider worth it. But for those who do, it’s actually much cheaper in Taiwan and they say it’s also good.

That being said, I’ve never been Nd food and service standards go up and down as time goes on.

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The pictures of the savory stuff looks good, too.