At the end of last year, we visited Kaoshiung and had lunch at Now and Then by N.Y.B.C. near Pier-2, one of Kaohsiung’s must-visit sites. We liked it a lot.You’ll find it in warehouse C9 of the Pier-2 Art Center. Owned by Taiwan’s N.Y. Bagels Café chain, which introduced imported New York bagels to Taiwan in 1998 (the Taiwanese owner, a long-time New Jersey resident, had fallen in love with the region’s delis), this is the chain’s first bistro-style café. It’s an airy place with high windows that draw streams of sunlight into the main-level gallery and second-level loft. The relaxed hipster ambience is both captured and promoted by a wall-mounted quote from Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea: “Every day above earth is a good day.” On offer are hand-crafted coffees, mixed alcoholic drinks and imported/local beers, smoothies, shakes, etc., plus Western-style cakes/pastries. Notably tasty dishes on the menu are the Fried Oyster Po’ Boy, Spicy Shredded Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, and Grilled Ham Benedict.
Now and Then by N.Y.B.C.
Add: Dayi Warehouse C9-19, Pier-2 Art Center; No. 2, Dayi St., Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City
Tel: (07) 531-6999