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Narrow Door Cafe

F2, No.67,Nanmen Road,Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
+886 6 211 0508
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“average food” (2 reviews)
“38cm” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Cafe, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
F2, No.67,Nanmen Road,Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Busy waitresses are catching up the order fulfillment. All others has no haste. Time stops momentarily after you enter the narrow door. It’s a renovated house that keeps the old time Tainan mood. Food and drinks are average but you don’t come here for Michelin...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed March 27, 2018

I went to the Narrow Door Cafe twice during my trip to Tainan (I stayed next door at the CaoJi Book Inn). I was immediately attracted to it by its name and the fact that the alleyway to access the cafe is genuinely narrow, you...More

Thank danschaumann
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

The hostess is kind and loving to chat if she is free. The coffee has very good tastes. I strongly recommend the lemon ginger coffee. Besides, the coffee house are refreshed from a very old house since around 100 years ago. You can feel a...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

First u have to be able to squeeze through the narrow passage way of 38cm wide. Place is quite unique, cozy and rustic. Minimum spending of NT120 is required, if crowded only can remain in the cafe for 20 mins. Pricing is slightly higher than...More

Thank Eastwind1864
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Very narrow passage way leading up to a narrow staircase and u get a quaint little cafe which is pure old school

1  Thank Crackpot1014
Reviewed October 30, 2017

From the tiny crack in the wall to the toilet in the roof garden, the Narrow Door Cafe is a classic experience. The floors are of an old wood that shakes and rattles, the tables are antiques set up against Victorian windows looking out over...More

Thank Jesse F
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Minimum spending of 120NTD per person. Specially visited because of the narrow entrance of 38cm. Would have missed it if not for one of the staff who walked in between the two buildings to the cafe. Food is alright, more for the atmosphere and experience

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

The entrance to the café is really cool, The beverages they serve are to be desired and pricey. There's really no service to mention.

Thank saynotoplastic
Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

This is the kind of place that made me nostalgic for being a student since it would be perfect for studying (or intending to study with friends but talking for hours instead). I tried the Lei Cha, which is a Hakka traditional beverage served to...More

Thank Sploreton
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

The entrance is yes a very narrow alley. So it's more than a normal café, tourists would take pictures of the entrance. Once in the café you can read about the history - it was a pub long ago, then a café then the current...More

Thank kevinho1979
West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the
busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the
district, and the long-standing history results in a
variety of street food. In addition to that, this
district also has the highest number of temples. This
is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic
buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example,
Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: F2, No.67,Nanmen Road,Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Tainan  >  West Central District>  > West Central District/ North District
  • Neighborhood: West Central District/ North District
  • Phone Number: +886 6 211 0508
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