13 Coffee

Top choice Coffee

in Taichung

The versatile '13' (Shísān) has turned his family's car-repair shop into this wonderfully eccentric cafe that he spent four years building with old school desks, river stones and other discarded materials. The cafe consists of a dramatic loft-like space with Gaudí-esque furniture and an arena, and an enchanting two-storey cabin. Guests are offered two small cups of the brew of the day.

Bus route 54 departing from near Chaoma bus station (朝馬車站) every 10 to 30 minutes stops near the junction of Liming Rd (黎明路) and Huanzhong Rd (環中路). Walk along Huanzhong Rd until you come to the overhead highway, and turn into a small village path.