Reminiscing our last visit to the rising sun of Asia, I was really excited once we randomly passed by a Doutor cafe in Taipei, just around Minquan East Rd. Station. Pleased of their breakfast experience in Japan, we are curious how will it be like in their overseas establishment.
DOUTOR Coffee Shop (羅多倫咖啡)
So one Saturday afternoon, we were ready to leave for their Songshan branch which we considered our best option in regard of distance and travel mode.
Doutor’s Songshan branch is located inside CityLink mall in Songshan Train Station. It is strategically positioned in the crowded food court area just amongst MR.PAPA, Sushi Express, Coco, Starbucks, etc. Just like any other coffee shop, it offers variety of beverages alongside light meal or snacks like sandwich, cakes and Doutor’s specialty of Hokkaido Milk Pancake brunch sets.
We’re not really into pancakes at that time, but it was already lunchtime hence our tummies need something fulfilling too. Milano sandwich it is then! Recalling our Japan trip, it seems Doutor Taipei provides different items if compared to its branches there. However, we’re not very sure if in Japan they also do rotate the menu frequently? Another thought in mind is that we had breakfast set at that time, and this time round we’re too late for their breakfast menu. We’ll see when we get a chance to revisit then
Price-wise, it’s considered competitive enough standing next to Taiwanese popular coffee shop chains like Ikari Coffee and Dante. Their varieties of drink are almost similar too. Let’s quickly move on to see how our choices of brunch that day look like, shall we?
I chose the Ham & Egg Milano sandwich set with Clam Chowder and Iced Latte, and my partner made up his mind on Chicken Teriyaki Milano sandwich set with Tomato soup and Iced Latte too. Curious how were they like? It turned out my partner’s choice Chicken Teriyaki Milano sandwich won 😎 The Teriyaki chicken was thick but tender and flavourful. Truthfully my Ham & Egg was nice too, but well if they bought and used tasty hams, of course it will be good no matter what right?
Soups were okay and drinks were pretty normal, but we will definitely come back for their sandwiches (especially after tasting terrible Subway sandwich couple years back).