Hidden in the small alley of Xinyi District (City Hall Exit 1), Artista Perfetto is a modern café opened by six baristas from Hong Kong. One of them is the barista championship finalist!
The café is really close to Song Shan Cultural Park. It was the “Taiwan Sōtokufu Tobacco Monopoly Bureau” during the Japanese colonial time. It was appointed by the Taipei City Government as the No. 99 cultural heritage site of the city in 2001. It has become one of the landmarks of Taipei, so you can visit both on the same day!
It’s a pretty spacious café. There are a lot of tables to accommodate more customers than other cafés. However, it was quite empty when I was there, but I heard it’s always packed during peak hours! Reservation is recommended! It ambiance is really chill and relax. Their simple decor and black and white theme makes it really bright and refreshing.
Now, get down to business, coffee! Not a lot of café have flat white* on their menu, so I was really excited to try it out when I see Artista Perfetto has flat white! It didn’t let me down! It was really smooth with strong coffee aroma. It doesn’t have a sour or tart after taste. On a side note, besides coffee, they also offer light meals like sandwiches, pastas, and desserts.
*Flat white: Developed in Australia and New Zealand. It’s prepared by pouring micro foam milk over a double shot of espresso. It’s similar to latte and cappuccino, but smaller in volume, therefore, higher proportion of coffee to milk.
Besides coffee, they also have some display of local artists, which is like a small gallery.
If you are a coffee-holics, you should put Arista Perfetto in your schedule! :)
Address: No.15, Aly. 6, Ln. 553, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 2763 7002