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Narrow Door Cafe

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F2, No.67,Nanmen Road,Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
06-2110508
Today
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Rustic Decor. Average & Costly Drinks.

The main appeal of this cafe is the narrow alley you have to walk through to get to its' entrance. From there, you walk up a flight of slightly wider stairs to a spacious room with rustic decor. And that's where the appeal ends. The drinks were costly for Taiwanese standards and tasted pretty... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Jay T
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The main appeal of this cafe is the narrow alley you have to walk through to get to its' entrance. From there, you walk up a flight of slightly wider stairs to a spacious room with rustic decor. And that's where the appeal ends. The drinks were costly for Taiwanese standards and tasted pretty average. I had a coffee and... More 

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Tainan, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The interior decoration is beautiful. However, a cafe's reputation stands and falls on the quality of its drinks, and that's where Narrow Door Cafe falls down. The tea is much more expensive than other places, and for that price, I would have expected something special. However, what we received was basically pretty insipid, with hardly any flavour. The cafe is... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you're a tourist and want a nice picture of an interesting door and to sit in a nice looking cafe, come here it looks cool . That said, everything about the food and drink is average, with a high price tag .

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The decoration and atmosphere is amazing. I had Earl Grey tea and mini almond pound cake and they were delicious. The price is very reasonable. I was born in Tainan and have been living in New York City for 30 years. Narrow Door Cafe made me feel like Tainan is where I belong. Compared to the flashy, arrogant, highly priced... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The challenge is to get into the narrow passageway from the sidewalk. Where most stores have doors to enter, this place has a gap between two other stores. Just squeeze between the exterior walls of two stores, built about 15 inches apart. Once into the opening, you’ll have to skinny your way about 50 feet to the stairs. From there,... More 

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Tainan, Taiwan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a place to come and take a photo of the worlds narrowest door. Be careful or you will miss it! I ate here once and it was just ok.

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Bangkok
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Ok, I do not have a picture of this place without my wife in it(so I'm leaving the picture out for now), but the entrance is really small. I'm not that fat and I have to walk side way to enter. Once you pass the entrance, the inside expands a bit. 3 meters in from the door, you'll see a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

After walking for hours, we chanced upon a lady who told us about this place. (Although we realised later, it was recommended in some guide books?) It was interesting that the door, the stairs leading to the cafe was so narrow. The decor was vintage style... Just enjoy the place. Food was average, typical tea and toast. (Because I seriously... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

I'm old enough to know that when a guide book says a place is "atmospheric" that often means it doesn't have much else. And truly, that's the case with this puppy. The highlight is out on the street where the narrow entranceway causes intense giggles, much photography and high hopes. From there its all downhill. Well, not exactly. You climb... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This place was really really cute. It is a great photo opportunity! The coffee was a little pricey in comparison to other places, but well worth it!!! :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: F2, No.67,Nanmen Road,Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Tainan
  • Phone Number: 06-2110508

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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