Tuesday, December 04, 2007
coffee/tea: BARISTA COFFEE
lots of locations
look for the red and black circular logo
website: barista.com.tw English and Chinese
hours: 7am- 12midnight, most locations
Kid friendliness: cafe like environment like Starbucks
Visit reviewed: 11/18/2007
Felt like a bagel that day to go with a vanilla latte and a place to sit down. Barista had bagel sandwiches. They let me order a bagel ala carte, but they didn't have any cream cheese. They offered strawberry jam or butter. The bagel was served warm, but not toasted.. it was a more bread-like bagel than chewy bagel like those offered at NY Bagel.
You've probably spotted these around town- the website says they've been around since 1997. Their coffees/teas range from NT$100-150. I'm not a huge coffee drinker and I like it on the sweet side, so I tend to favor Starbucks and Coffee Bean for their vanilla lattes. The latte here was not bad and not bitter (which I can't do).
The servers probably understand less English than you would get at Starbucks... but pointing helps too.