It’s quite impossible to run out of cool cafes to visit when in Taipei. Here’s one that’s easy to love because of its awesome location: it’s called Mountain Kids Coffee Roaster. Located in the Zhongsheng district this space offers a cozy vibe despite its slick, modern interiors. Make your way up the white steps in the back corner and you’ll find a seating area giving you an unobstructed view of Beiman. That’s the North Gate of Taipei, a significant city landmark. It’s obvious that guests who frequent that cafe also prefer to sit by the window, you’ll find them sipping their coffees while enjoying the scenery and we totally get why!
Mountain Kids Coffee Roaster, also known by its abbreviated moniker, “MCKR,” seems like a pretty ideal chillout spot. It’s also a good place to visit if you’re exploring Taipei for the first time. Not only do you get to enjoy their locally roasted coffees, you also get to appreciate a beautiful historical site.
It’s not only the view that makes Mountain Kids Coffee Roaster worth visiting. The coffees served here are pretty stellar too! As a micro-roaster, they have a wide range of flavors to choose from but we decided to have their offering from Colombia. Lightly roasted and brewed using a pour-over filter method, it was mildly sweet and tangy. Just the right drink to enjoy after having been on a salty and spicy street food spree around the city. They also offer a variety of beautifully decorated pastries and decadent desserts which you can enjoy with your cup of coffee.
Coffee geeks can also geek out on the all-white KB90, the latest model from Italian espresso machine giant, LaMarzocco. The machine features a fresh take on barista workflow ergonomics and integrated scales that take espresso brew consistency to a whole new level.