While our parents were resting in the hotel after our 淡水 Tamsui trip, we went for a quick date at a nearby cafe.
南美咖啡 Nanmay Coffee is a 2-storey cafe started in 1956 and was the first to import raw coffee beans to roast them in-house to sell to customers. There were many nostalgic items in the cafe and the whole atmosphere seemed to transport us back to the 60s. Many of the customers were old folks and we seemed to be one of the youngest customers here, haha!
Perhaps their customers came here after visiting the 天后宫媽祖图書舘 Tin Hau Temple opposite.
Anyway, we were seated comfortably on the second floor with a nice view of the temple, and had the following:
- 南美特調 Nanmay Special (NT$95): The specialty coffee here, it was quite acidic and smooth, but not very strong.
- 特調奶茶 Special Milk Tea (NT$150): Made with fresh milk, this pot of smooth, hot milk tea had a good balance of tea and milk.
- 松餅 Waffles (NT$85): We had requested for honey to be served by the side, which the waitress took note of, but was eventually forgotten when we were served our waffles drenched in honey. Oh well. The waffles were quite dense, and was not the kind of waffles that we like.
The waitresses were very efficient at clearing empty plates and teapots.
Note: There is a minimum spending of NT$95 per person.
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