MRT DAAN Station (大安站)

[This post will be updated if new information about places around the station comes available. 🙂 ]

MRT Wenhu Line

At this station you can transfer to the above-ground Wenhu Line (Brown Line), which takes you south to Taipei Zoo and the Maokong area (via the Maokong Gondola); and north to the East District, Songshan Airport, and Neihu District.

Macu (麻古茶坊)

Info added on March 27, 2020.

This cute takeout shop with a red signboard is conveniently located just steps away from MRT Daan Station. There are no seats, so customers simply grab and go. The logo has a little sprout shooting out from the letter “c” in “Macu,” and as this suggests, the drinks are incredibly fresh. The draw here is the fruit tea concoctions, with many seasonal flavors and all made with berries and citrus fruits sourced from around Taiwan, with generous amounts of blended fruit mixed with tea rather than diluted with water.
During winter, strawberry green tea jelly is served in a mountain of a cupful. At the bottom are scoopfuls of exquisite green tea jelly, the large middle part is entirely crushed strawberry and at the top is a nice dollop of cream cheese. There’s no need to mix, as you’ll be able to taste all the different parts in a single sip, and the resulting flavor is like having strawberry cheesecake in liquid form, mellowed with green tea jelly that dissolves in the mouth.
Another seasonal special is the orange and granadilla green tea and a few thirst-quenching classics include a grapefruit green tea. For something inventive, go for the longan red date tea latte.

Macu (麻古茶坊)
Add: No. 190, Sec. 3, Xinyi Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City (Da’an Xinyi Shop)
(台北市大安區信義路三段190號)
Tel: (02) 2755-7655
Website: www.maculife.com.tw

Simple Mart (心樸市集)

Simple Mart
Organic products
Fresh brewed coffee
Coffee time

Add: No. 45, Siwei Rd., Da’an District, Taipei City
(台北市大安區四維路45號)
Tel: (02) 2701-9675
Website: www.simplemart8.com.tw

TenRen’s Tea – cha FOR TEA

This a popular restaurant chain operated by a long-time staple of Taiwanese street-tea culture, TenRen’s Tea. Nigh ubiquitous in Taiwan, the company has been serving tea to thirsty Taiwanese pedestrians since the 1950s. In their cha FOR TEA restaurants, however, in addition to their large selection of oolong, black, and green teas, you’ll also find Taiwanese classic dishes such as steamed pork dumplings, tempura, and beef rolls, all subtly flavored with their highest-quality tea leaf.

cha for TEA restaurant
Inside the restaurant

Add: No. 88, Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大安區信義路四段88號)
Website: www.chafortea.com.tw

Also read:
TENREN’S TEA — Highest-Quality Tea and Cuisine

I Love You Food Market
(我愛你學田市集)

Located on a quiet street not far from MRT Daan Station, I Love You Food Market is a popular farm-to-table restaurant. The dining space is separated into two areas – a spacious area at the back of a bookstore and a cozy second-floor space furnished with colorful plush sofas and cheerful paintings. Wide windows present an unfettered view of the neighboring park and people walking their dogs. On the menu are healthful dishes made with fresh produce sourced in Taiwan.

Add: No. 2, Ln. 222, Rui’an St., Taipei City
(台北市大安區瑞安街222巷2號)
Tel: (02) 2707-7003
Website: www.facebook.com/iloveyoufoodmarket

Dining at I Love You Food Market
Squid dish

Also read: Farm-to-Table Dining in Taipei

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Folio Daan Taipei
(富藝旅台北大安)
Add: No. 23, Ln. 30, Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd., Taipei City
(台北市信義路四段30巷23號)
Tel: (02) 6626-0658
Website:www.folio-hotels.com

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Hotel Éclat Taipei
(台北怡亨酒店)
Add: No. 370, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Da’an District, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路1 段3 7 0 號)
Tel: (02) 2784-8888
Website: www.eclathotels.com/taipei

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Madison Taipei Hotel (慕軒飯店)
Tel: (02) 7706-3600
Add: No. 331, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Taipei City
(台北市大安區敦化南路一段331號)
Website: www.madisontaipei.com

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Park Taipei Hotel
(台北美侖大飯店 )
Tel: (02) 5579-3888
Add: No. 317, Sec. 1, Fuxing S. Rd., Taipei City
(台北市復興南路一段317號)
Website: www.parktaipei.com

RESTAURANT IN THE AREA
Truffles Aroma (舒服気息)

RESTAURANT IN THE AREA
Le Blanc

Rong Rong Yuan
(榮榮園浙寧餐廳)
Tel: (02) 2721-4771
Add: No. 25, Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd., Taipei City
(台北市大安區信義路四段25號 )
Website: www.facebook.com/rongrongyuan0227038822/

Peng Family
(彭家園)
Tel: (02) 2704-5152
Add: No. 60 , Dongfeng St., Taipei City
(台北市大安區東豐街60號 )
Website: www.facebook.com/彭家園-393269020799498/

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