好滴咖啡 Drip Cafe-台北
Cronut由法國籍Dominique Anse主廚研發，於美國紐約的Dominique Ansel Bakery販售. 當時在西雅圖的我，只能看著網路上的照片流口水。之後去紐約玩有機會第一次吃到cronut，就對那口感念念不忘。Cronut外型像甜甜圈，油炸後灑上糖霜糖粉，咬開後，先是感覺到像是甜甜圈一般酥脆的外皮，接著是感覺到如同可頌般多層鬆軟, 在那一層一層間，填滿的不是空氣，而是甜而不膩的卡仕達奶油醬！Cronut 的口感實在太美妙！
Cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry invented by Chef Dominique Ansel at New York’s Dominique Ansel Bakery. Back then I was in Seattle, and I can only drool over images of cronuts on the internet. One day, I did have a chance to travel to New York and had a cronut for the first time. I can still remember the taste and texture! The cronut looks like a doughnut, fried and then spread with powdered sugar. When you take a bite, you first taste the doughnut like outside, and then the croissant like soft and layered inside. Between the layers, it was filled with tasty custard. The texture of cronut is awesome and unforgettable!
Today I came to the third Drip Cafe located at Taipei Station.
This store is located on the second floor, the stair and lighting gives a good ambiance leading to the cafe.
While the waitress is seating us, you can see a large granite wall with the sign ‘Drip Cafe’ on your left.
On the right side, you can find the dining area.
soup，salad， and pasta
Sandwiches and fresh juice
▲咖啡 ， 茶，熱巧克力
Coffee，Tea， and hot cocoa
The Drip Cafe Third Store use mostly wooden decoration with yellow light which makes a very relaxing ambiance.
My friend won’t be here for another 15 mins, since its Saturday noon, I was afraid we wouldn’t get seats. Therefore, I ask the waitress if I can be seated first. They were nice enough to seat me and allow my friend to get here before starting the dine-in time limit. the time limit is 90 minutes.
The Drip Cafe here is quite spacious, and a large empty area, not sure what they use this area for.
The Drip Cafe’s water and utensils are self-served.
Once my friend got here and decided what to get, we need to pay first at the cashier.
You can see the open kitchen behind the counter and see the busy work in progress.
The display case of desserts look sooooo delicious!
After seeing fresh fruit, I was tempted to bought juice even as a coffee-lover.
The bathroom has a style similar to the dining area.
▲排毒果汁(紅蘿蔔,蘋果,鳳梨) Detox Juice (carrot, apple, pineapple) $140
Even though I usually don’t like carrots, I was attracted to the word ‘detox’?
When the waitress brought out the juice, the wooden tray with Drip Cafe’s logo has a good quality feel to it. There is also a side of fresh fruit and celery, which feels like its making a case that everything is made fresh! After pictures, i had a drink of the detox juice. It was delicious! I cannot taste the carrot at all! Because its freshly made juice, you will need to use the spoon to mix it well from time to time.
▲蔬果汁(芹菜,綠色時蔬,小黃瓜,蘋果) Veggie Fruit Juice (Celery, green seasonal vegetables, cucumber, apple) $140
The very green vegetable-fruit juice looks very healthy. It is actually quite delicious!
▲草莓冰沙 Strawberry Slush $150
I don’t recommend the Strawberry Slush, didn’t have much taste to it.
▲鮮辣蝦麵 Spicy Shrimp Pasta $230
A so-so dish, a bit on the spicy side.
▲義式三杯雞肉麵 “Three-Cup” Chicken Pasta $220
The noodle was topped with threaded Korean hot pepper, scallion. The chicken is hidden inside the noodle. It looks like a regular Taiwan fried noodle. Even though its called “three-cup” chicken pasta, I did not taste the ginger nor the basil and sesame oil.
▲牛肉起司三明治 Cheese Steak Sandwich$230
The Cheese Steak Sandwich’s look is quite appealing. Lots of fillings between the toasts, and the melted cheese completely cover the steak, onion, and mushroom. When I took a bite out of the buttery, crispy french toast, I was amazed by the delicious taste.
The dish also came with salad and mashed potatoes which is meh compared to the sandwich itself.
This dish is quite creamy! The sauce itself is completely absorbed by the noodle, but yet the noodle is chewy and not soft. The noodle is covered with creamy sauce, accompanied by sour/spicy taste of kimchi, was very flavorful!
▲草莓可拿滋 Strawberry Croissant Donut $210
Drumroll please….! Here is the main dish of the day, strawberry cronut!!
This is the reason why I came to drip cafe today.
The picture taken from the side looks so pleasing to the eyes, the cronut is cut in half and sandwich around slices of fresh strawberry and custard.
Since we are afraid cutting it will ruin the picture so we take off the top layer first.
Fried cronut’s texture was so crispy, and tasted sweet and sour with the custard and strawberry. There is also a big piece of strawberry and strawberry ice cream on the side. I feel like I am in heaven! There is also condensed milk on the side, but I did not add any since I thought it was sweet enough without it.
I found the overall dining environment, ambiance, and experience pleasing, I also enjoy the food! I highly-recommended this place!