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F2, No.67,Nanmen Road,Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
06-2110508
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10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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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
Interesting environment, old Tainan!

My hot kumquat tea was good, not better than in other shops, but definitely you don't go to this kind of places to find better-than-average food or drinks. The environment is cozy, welcoming, with beautiful view over the grounds of the Confucius Temple just beyond Nan-Men Road. Just relax and enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Giulio1412
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Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My hot kumquat tea was good, not better than in other shops, but definitely you don't go to this kind of places to find better-than-average food or drinks. The environment is cozy, welcoming, with beautiful view over the grounds of the Confucius Temple just beyond Nan-Men Road. Just relax and enjoy the feeling of the place, that's all about it,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You cannot stay inside this cafe and just take pictures. You have to buy something for you to stay. Wi-fi signal is good. If you are in Tainan, might as well try this one of a kind cafe. Finding the exact address of this place is half the battle. Good luck

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Perth, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Cafe
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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