當樂咖啡 Download Cafe — 板橋 Banqiao
營業時間：10:00 – 20:00（周一公休）
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🚇 Banqiao Station
Address: No. 40, Guangzheng St, Banqiao District, New Taipei City
Phone: (02) 2968-0705
Hours: 10:00 – 20:00 , Closed on Mondays
Free Wi-Fi, outlets available at some seatings
“Download Cafe” is about a 10 minutes walk from Banqiao subway station. It sits directly across from “Ten Ten Den Den”
I was actually planning to go to “Ten Ten Den Den”, but unfortunately they were closed due to an employee trip.
Instead, I stumbled across “Download Cafe” directly across the street.
“Download Cafe” has large floor-to-ceiling windows which allow lots of lights to fill the cafe.
The entrance has lots of green plants which brightens my mood already.
Using portafilter as the door handle is very creative.
The cafe has various styles in various places. Some ancient, some modern.
The cafe has a coffee bean roasting machine
Here they serve mainly savory dishes and no desserts (Opposite from “Ten Ten Den Den” from the opposite side of the street)
On their menu, you will find your normal brunch, sandwiches, stew, pasta, etc…
As for drinks, they have a large selection of drinks here.
Their menu is quite animated and interesting if you pay close enough attention to it.
The menu descriptions have a friendly tone when describing each of the different dishes.
Here they don’t charge a service fee as it is part self-service.
You will need to order at the counter, and they will bring food to you when it is ready.
The utensils and water are stored in a retro cabinet for you to take.
▲宇治抹茶歐蕾 Uji Matcha Au Lait NT 140
This Uji Matcha Au Lait’s layering color is so beautiful.
The milk foam on top is so silky. I recommend don’t directly drink the matcha at the bottom, it’ll be too strong and sweet.
I would stir the milk foam and the matcha first before drinking. It’ll be more smooth and flavorful.
▲柚香蜜桃冰茶 Pomelo Peach Iced TeaNT 140
This pomelo peach iced tea is quite good. It is sour, sweet, and refreshing.
There are some fruit bits as well and a hint of tea as after taste.
▲奶油野菇焗燉菜 Creamy wild mushroom vegetable casserole NT 220
The waitress introduced that their vegetable casserole is quite popular and large. It came along with garden vegetable soup, rice, and french fries.
Inside the casserole and below the cheese, you can find many kinds of mushroom, cabbage, broccoli, green peppers, baby corn.
The vegetable isn’t baked until too soft, and it absorbed all the sauce’s flavor.
Overall, this casserole is very creamy, along with salted cheese, very delicious.
On the other hand, the rice on the side is more on the average side.
The soup is a bit too watery and not thick enough. However, there is a nice sweet corn flavor so it tasted decent.
The french fries is crispy.
The portion, like the waitress said, is quite large, it was perfect for me and my friend to share.
“Download Cafe” is located about 10 minutes walk from Banqiao subway station. The store’s environment is well lit and comfortable. The dining limit is 90 minutes, but they won’t enforce it if the cafe is not full. I highly recommend their drinks. Not only is it pretty, it was also delicious. The Uji Matcha Au Lait’s layering color is so beautiful. The milk foam on top is so silky. I recommend don’t directly drink the matcha at the bottom, it’ll be too strong and sweet. I would stir the milk foam and the matcha first before drinking. It’ll be more smooth and flavorful. This pomelo peach iced tea is quite good. It is sour, sweet, and refreshing. There are some fruit bits as well and a hint of tea as after taste. Inside the casserole, the vegetable isn’t baked until too soft, and it absorbed all the sauce’s flavor.
The casserole is very creamy, along with salted cheese, very delicious. Overall the dining experience at Download Cafe was great, I would visit again!