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[Taipei] Dazzling Cafe

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Dazzling Cafe 蜜糖土司專賣店

Add: No 11 Alley 7 Lane 205 Section 4 Zhong Xiao Dun Hua Rd, Taipei 台北市忠孝東路四段205巷7弄11號1樓
Tel: (02) 8773 9238
Hours: [Sun-Thu] 12-11pm [Fri-Sat] 12pm-12am
Price: 200~380 NTD/honey toast, 140~160 NTD/drink
Visited: Oct 2011

Dazzling Cafe, a honey toast specialty cafe/restaurant in Taipei, has been wildly popular since its opening in March 2010. Let me just define the phrase “wildly popular” for the purpose of this post – during Dazzling’s prime time, it’s literally impossible to get a reservation because the phone line is always occupied by obsessed callers, and if you try your luck as a walk-in guest – well, be prepared for a 3-hour wait before you get seated. I wouldn’t ever go through with the hassle of getting a seat here, and was lucky (or not?) that a friend got a table through connections. Let’s see what the fuss is about.

We ordered two honey toasts to share: Chocolate Fondue Honey Toast (380 NTD) and Strawberry Lover Honey Toast (250 NTD). These were such disappointments compared to the amazing honey toast I’ve had at Organ, which was nothing short of a fluffy loaf of heaven on the plate. The versions at Dazzling Cafe were dry, bland, and sad.

We also tried a strawberry crepe (250 NTD), which was actually not so bad but only in comparison to the honey toasts.

Even the tea failed. My Iced Pomelo Tea with Peach 樂活蜜桃柚香冰茶 (140 NTD) was over-steeped.

Dazzling Cafe is definitely more about the aura conjured up by the group of high society ladies (most notably 孫芸芸) behind Dazzling’s business, than about its mediocre desserts. I’m crossing this off my list, happily.

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Written by sugarednspiced

October 23rd, 2011 at 6:50 pm

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  1. i totally know what you mean, you gotta be in the mood for uber sweets or else you’ll feel a bit sick from it! I really liked the fruit tea though :)


    27 Oct 11 at 5:21 PM

  2. i really don’t know how some people can devour a whole chunk of honey toast all by themselves…


    27 Oct 11 at 8:26 PM

  3. I heard people book 3 weeks in advance. The food is very mediocre but its the concept and SUPERRR good service. I dont go to afternoon tea, so this is just what i’ve been hearing.

    Its owned by a super rich family i heard?


    28 Jan 12 at 12:40 PM

  4. service was just ok i thought, nothing spectacular. so not worth the trip.


    30 Jan 12 at 7:56 AM

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