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Narrow Door Cafe

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F2, No.67,Nanmen Road,Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 honored guests. It arrives DIY style, so you get to grind up the ingredients yourself,... More 

Thank Sploreton
Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 owner took it over from 1999... which makes the café... quite old. You have to... More 

Thank kevinho1979
Macao, Portugal
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194 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere and good place for some short stop! The toast and the Apple pie was good! Keep going!

Thank Mouriska
窄門咖啡2015, 公關經理 at Narrow Door Cafe, responded to this review

thank you very much! we will...go!go ! More 

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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Literally narrow entrance! Rustic deco, drinks slightly overpriced. Service could be better, the table cloth were not cleaned at all (bread crumbs) from previous customers when we are seated.

Thank Valeth A
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73 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Well the venue is charming but the service is very slow, the prices are pretty high for Tainan and they have a weird and unnecessary minimum spend. They are trading on the name and venue alone I'm afraid. Take your photo outside and then walk on!

2 Thank markpilks
窄門咖啡2015, 業者 at Narrow Door Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! I do appreciate your concerns,but i must rebuke. Firstly,on a busy day service may be slow,but that is because we are a small cafe' and cannot have too many employees and in actuality the old saying about the best things in life are worth waiting for is true! Now you may be a local and... More 

Kobe, Japan
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

I was visiting my friends in Tainan for a few days and they took me here. The atmosphere was interesting and a nice respite from the late summer heat. Enjoyed the drinks, but they were costly. The owner does speak English. Made ordering drinks easy.

1 Thank Erik J
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228 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Giulio1412
Manila, Philippines
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129 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank mervinmer
Perth, Australia
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jay T
Tainan, Taiwan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank greenalien

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: F2, No.67,Nanmen Road,Zhongxi District, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Tainan
  • Phone Number: 88662110508

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