Surrounded by mountains and ocean, Taitung is a place with a lively blend of different ethnicities, deep-rooted traditions, and multicultural heritage. All of the cuisines of Taitung, including local restaurants with 50-60-year history, western cuisine brought from new immigrants, and creative fusion food, all build up an unforgettable and terrific memory for people who were born and raised here.
“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast,” said John Gunther, an American journalist and author. People who enjoy a slow-paced life will never say no to a lovely Sunday brunch that can always refresh and energize their morning. Especially for travelers, it is worth it to slow down and spend time to enjoy a relaxed brunch in the best brunch spots in Taitung.
Sun Light Café
The name of the café implies “expectation for sunlight and hope”. Sun Light Café is a small and cozy establishment. The owners renounced their former jobs and came to Taitung, founding Sun Light Café. It provides healthy and natural meals, and the owner insists on making the food upon order. Their ciabatta is made of Duran wheat, which contains high protein, minerals, and vitamin, which is great for people who want to control their blood sugar and weight. The crispy crust and soft interior of the ciabatta is very delicious. In addition to ciabatta and light meal sets, the café also provides toast, dessert, pizza, and coffee. Ciabatta can be purchased individually as well, please bring them home.(IG-Photo by @cc2kitchen)
In the beautiful morning, Bliss Kitchen has started the busy work of a new day, ready to satisfy every hungry traveler.When it comes to the top choice of brunch of good value for parents and children, don’t miss Bliss Kitchen. When you enter the restaurant, your eyes will be caught by the lovely painted wall. Besides the books for parents and children alike, children’s tables and chairs, play area, there is also the breastfeeding room. It’s a space for moms to feel relaxed.We also offer the meals of fresh and abundant ingredients, at a large size, and with the unique flavors. We are proud of the good taste freshly made upon ordering. Even the late birds are willing to struggle with their warm beds to become early birds for the sumptuous brunch. If you have a young child, why not take him/her to Bliss Kitchen and enjoy the leisurely and beautiful time of dining together on the weekend?(IGPhoto by @tsai._.8267)
Oia Cafe Hostel
Oia Cafe Hostel, located in the old railway, is a famous featured B&B in Taitung. Other than providing various hand-made cookies, cakes, cream puffs, and snacks in the shop, the most amazing is Oia Brunch Meal Set. It is with affordable price, uses local hand-made materials, and is generous of the materials used. Various choices of sweet and salt compound dishes for you to make the set meal you like. Select a featured brunch with hot dish and abundant portion for yourself and enjoy the cozy and pleased dining in the environment with European-style decoration.Friendly reminder: Brunch is only offered until 11am and the table will be reserved for the B&B guests first. If you only want to go there for brunch, remember to go early so that you won’t miss it! Do not worry if you are late; afternoon tea is also provided in Oia Café Hostel. The huge portion of pancake is also a good choice that is too good to miss!In addition, the life function here is very good. Other than Elite Bookstore, Starbucks, and pharmacy nearby, you can also visit Taitung night market and creative market in the evening to enjoy slow pace in Taitung. (IGPhoton by @pa1x1)
When visiting Taitung, never miss the perfect combination of braised pork over rice and a poached egg. When the pork leg soaked with gravy mixed with pan-fried half-cooked egg sauce was streaming into the rice, you swallowed up the energy exclusive to the morning of Taitung. If you don’t have enough, have a bite of pan-fried omelet with golden puff, where thick pastry is covered with egg sauce. The traditional old-time delight omelet, chewy and crispy with slight fragrance of spring onion when placed in your mouth composes a beautiful overture for the morning. (IGPhoto by @tony_fooood)
BIKE De Koffie #slowfoodfestival
Originally, the boss just rode his bike and sold pourover coffee on the streets of Taitung but displayed a unique affinity for breakfast catering. Located on the bottom level of Good Farming Day Hostel, a scrumptious breakfast is served to travelers. The shop mainly sells rice bagels, seasonal fruit, and coffee. The eight different flavors of bagels include honey black tea, Hakka tea, OREO, millet, pineapple kiwi, original, red oolong, and Chulu milk. However, the work capacity of the single member staff is limited and only 2 or 3 flavors are usually sold per day. A tasty bagel in the morning is always a good way to start the day (IGPhoto by @hungry_irene)
Waiting for Time
Time for take-out or perhaps sit down and relish in your mealtime. The restaurant Waiting for Time was co-established by two men who have paid particular attention to creating an old-fashion station feeling ambiance. Everything ranging from the business cards, menus, tables and chairs were carefully designed to reflect the style of a train station with effort focusing on both marketing and quality. The charcoal grilled bread and rich omelet sandwich are exquisitely made to perfection. The prices are quite reasonable. Tea and milk are great to accompany the morning while memories of breakfast arise with the classic bacon egg. The beef and gravy at Waiting for Time is an explosion of flavor in your mouth. Take a piece of time away with you. (IGPhoto by @bierhoff1310)
RenxRen boasts a simple style of wooden design accompanied with a relaxed atmosphere. Their menu has hand-made toast, bagels and drinks. Simple options have many different ideas to extend the creativity. For instance, there are eight flavors of bagels, of which the special flavors are garlic, oolong, and nuts. Moreover, there are six flavors of toast, the refreshing vegetables toast, the smooth sweetness of the grape lime toast, the exquisite classic cream toast and so on. The owner’s intention is to have good interaction with customers, and to create high-quality food.
LOMA, a little industrial style is packed with Nordic colors. The menu is based on LOMA’s special egg dish, hamburger breakfast, salads and fried snacks. LOMA’s roasted vegetables retain the moisture and original odor of the vegetables. With a little bit of sauce, the overall color is absolutely pleasing. The proof is in the pudding as the store uses natural ingredients. The abundance of baked egg set is a tasteful feast of eggs, fruits and vegetables. The taste is refreshing but not greasy, and it is rich in satiety.
The “Fridge and Me” store
This Taitung Dulan local artists designed brunch shop used local drifting woods and flowers crafted tables and chairs. The utensil are deliberately wooden made served with sweet and sour sauce with scrambled eggs on toasted bread, and colorful fruits sides. All fresh and seasonal ingredients creating a simply handmade but delectable taste.
Dulan Little House
Dulan Little House aims to create a simple and pleasant dining environment for their customers, embodying their pure attitude toward life. They use their tea drinks, meal presentation, cozy dining space, and all-natural food ingredients to help make their customers feel more comfortable and at peace. Their signature beef burger contains many layers, including tomato, lettuce, pineapple, apple, pickle, onion, cheese, bacon, and juicy beef, sure to satisfy.
Life of Ease
At Life of Ease, you can get soft and fluffy French toast with maple syrup and powdered sugar as delicious toppings. You can also choose salad, bacon, or potato on the side. If you are a meat-lover, you have got to try the Classic Combo, which comes with a full plate of bacon, ham, sausage, potato, salad, scrambled egg, and garlic bread. This combination is the top choice at Life of Ease.
There is nothing not to like about this simple and cozy spot in Taitung. The House Cafe’s interior decoration is well designed to balance comfort and style, delivering a welcoming atmosphere. The kitchen only serves fresh seasonal food and guarantees that every dish is made-to-order. The restaurant offers a tasty and hearty brunch, including potato salad, broccoli, corn, pumpkin, and nuts, with chewy handmade bread on the side.
Walkabout Café is a hidden gem in an old building lacking an eye-catching sign. You’ll only be able to spot this lovely cafe by walking closely. We highly recommend their Chicken Focaccia Sandwich and their German Sausage with French Toast, balanced with a bright, delicious salad.