Asia in general and Taiwan in particular has never really been known for its amazing desserts, but luckily for everyone, more and more dessert options are popping up all the time. Travelers in Taipei plagued with a sweet tooth can now get their hands on almost any crave-worthy sweet out there, from warm apple pie to delicate French pastries.
The dimly lit coffee/whiskey bar that is Caffe Libero houses a small French patisserie in the back, hidden like the treasure it is. From the ovens of this tiny bakery come some of the most drool-worthy treats, like bright and whimsically colored macaroons or a variety of fruit tarts. For more desserts reminiscent of a stroll down a Parisian street, pay a visit to PAUL or Boite de Bijou, also making appearances on the list.
We Love Cookies is aptly named, because who doesn't love cookies? Cookies baked fresh daily, with the brownie cookies and cranberry cornflake cookies standing out, paired with a case full of plumb cupcakes earns this place a spot on any sugar lover's wish list. For more cookie goodness, head over to i-baked for a build-your-own ice cream cookie sandwich. Yum!
Perhaps equally comforting as a freshly baked cookie is a warm slice of apple pie (or any pie for that matter), and Mom's Pies brings each tasty slice right to you in their mobile van that makes the rounds around the city throughout the week.
Taipei's summers can get mighty hot, but there's a dessert for that too. Visitors looking for a refreshing and healthy(er) alternative to ice cream will appreciate the familiarity and variety of frozen yogurt options at YoFroyo, while more adventurous eaters can sink their teeth into the dessert Taiwanese use to cool off: a shaved ice heap topped with sweetened condensed milk, tapioca balls, diced fruit, red beans, and chewy mochi balls.
No. 1, Lane 243, Jinhua Street
No. 17, Lane 283, Roosevelt Road, Sec. 3
Handmade Western-style cookies and cupcakes...
19-1, Ln 33, Lishui St
French patisserie that bakes up breads and pastries from French flour with no artificial additives... read more
75 Neihu Road, Section 2
American-style pies delivered all over Taipei...
No.9, Ln.59, Shida Rd.
No. 9, Song Shou Road, 2FL
Delicious crepes, pastries and fresh-baked breads...
No. 223 JinHua St.
Macaroons and other tasty pastries... read more
No. 46, Lane 345, Guangfu S. Rd.
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12 Song Shou Road
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No. 62, Fuxing S. Rd