agnès b. CAFÉ L.P.G.
Add: 1F 2 Lane 106 Da’an Road Section 1, Taipei / 台北市大安路一段106巷2號1樓
Tel: (02) 8773 5273
Price: [drinks] 80~160 NTD [desserts] 100~230 NTD
Visited on: 2012/07
Within the past two years or so, fashion brand agnès b. has quickly opened 6 cafes in Taipei, the newest addition being an impressive 2-floor house right behind Sogo. Having tried agnès b. desserts in their Hong Kong flagship store, I really didn’t have much faith in their offerings, but the decor looked attractive enough and really, all I wanted was a place to sit with a friend after dinner, so there we were.
This outdoor patio would be quite a lovely spot if Taipei weren’t so hot and humid during summertime.
Cute mosaic tiles.
This particular café apparently has a heavy focus on chocolates, from pralines to carrés to the more elaborate chocolate desserts.
The cake display, cute, though I knew nothing would blow my mind.
So instead I opted for a cup of frozen yogurt (120/160 NTD), which comes with two toppings plus one sauce (you can substitute the sauce for another topping). Some of the more interesting toppings include rainbow meringue, mini profiterole, mille feuille, and green tea mochi. I went for blueberries, mini chocolate profiterole, and mille feuille, and was happy with the cup except for the mini profiteroles (tasted slightly stale).
The cafe was almost empty when I visited on a weekday evening, an ideal place for quite reading or an intimate tête-à-tête. Will be back again for the ambience.