Tucked away in a quiet alley behind the Brother Hotel 兄弟飯店, off Nanjing East Road 南京東路, you’ll find this hideaway coffeeshop:
The two head silhouettes on their sign are somewhat mysterious. It’s actually the cafe proprietress and her dog, Jeeter 基特 the Corgi.
Jeeter is very welcoming and happy to greet visitors. She’s friendly, but also just fine staying out of your way — after you acknowledge her presence upon entrance!
Traffic here is relatively slow, based on what I saw on a weeknight. Still, as a small capacity cafe, all the tables were occupied, so I got a tall bar seat at the outwards-facing window. Not a bad option for people-watching.
My caramel latte with an extra shot was 130NT (a bit over $4), which I’m now learning is on the lower end of the price scale as far as Taipei lattes go. It was pretty average in taste. The complimentary cookie was a nice gesture.
At the tall bar seat, I didn’t get to interact with the lowrider Corgi very much, but I was there to get some work done, anyway. It was just the right, mellow setting for the tasks I had at hand.
Atlantis Coffee 亞特蘭堤斯咖啡館
Qingcheng Road Lane 16 No. 16 台北市慶城街16巷16號 [map]
Songshan District, Taipei City 松山區台北市
Nearest MRT: Nanjing East Road 南京東路
Nearest bus stop: Nanjing-Fuxing Intersection 南京復興路口
Hours: ? ~ 10PM on weekdays, ? ~ 8PM on Sunday
Wireless: Yes, free
Electrical outlets: Some, against the wall
Atmosphere: Quiet, friendly, music a rotation of muzakky light jazz and then later, twee female vocals