While the hip Xinyi district and the gay centre of Ximending may be the places to visit, Taipei has many hidden-gems in its narrow streets, offering great cocktails, coffee and cake!
Check out our top 5 recommendations on where to sip a cocktail to remember in the Golden City. All of the businesses listed are Gay Friendly, naturally.
Celebrities & More – A8 Taipei
A8 Café, created by Chang Hui-Mei is a very unassuming coffee shop, is not only a place where you will find famous singers or actors sitting next to you, but it is a great venue to meet with hospitable hosts, enjoy good food, and have a space of your own in this crowd city.
The surprise starts right after you step into the café. The aroma of coffee blends with the pleasant smells of roasted pork. You can sit at the bar or pick up a table facing the window. You are ready to order.
A perfect start to your morning – Perch
Perch is the perfect places to start your morning! The gay owners have created a light and locale, full of bookshelves with novels, magazines and more. The area tends to attact young professionals and freelancers looking to get some work done or to take in a latte with their morning newspaper.
Get the inside scoop – H*OURS Cafe
H*ours Cafe is located just across the street from Taipei’s most famous gay store, Gin Gins. Popular with local students and younger gay guys, the owners invite you to treat this place like your home from home. If you are looking to find out where to go and what to do when you get to Taipei this is the place to visit and find out!
Visit our Bars & Clubs section for a complete guide on Taipei’s gay nightlife.
Waffles anyone? – B Waffle
B Waffle may only serve Waffles and coffee, but they make the best! The gay owner packs this narrow corner space with handsome barristas and sexy customers. The interior has hints of leather, fur and wooden finishes and is a popular afternoon and weekend spot.
The Young and The Beautiful – Homey’s
Homey’s attracts those who look good and like to be looked at! The clientele are well dressed urban gays who don’t look out of place at 2pm with a good book and a glass of red wine. The location has attracted the chic and beautiful through word-of-mouth and is now gaining a reputation with foreign visitors as the place to hang out with friends or meet new ones!