We are so spoiled with amazing bakeries and cafes in Taipei, and today we're sharing another one of our latest discoveries, Aruchuu 麓鳩. With its unassuming exterior (it really blends in with the surrounding residential buildings), you may easily walk right past this cafe in Songshan District without noticing this absolute gem hidden behind the sliding doors. Serving a variety of delectable homemade desserts, and a wide selection of drinks (including coffees, teas, juices and even wine), this is a lovely and cozy spot for an afternoon hangout with the girls.
The interior is simple, yet chic and cozy. The space is actually bigger than it looks from outside, with an added room in the back with tables for bigger groups. We made ourselves comfortable on the couch seating at the entrance, which we can highly recommend!
Aruchuu 麓鳩 offers a great selection of freshly baked desserts, and the staff kindly introduced that day's options to us in English, because their dessert menu is only in Chinese. It was hard to choose, because literally all the baked goods looked absolutely scrumptious. In the end, we ordered the Cinnamon Apple Layer Cake, Caramel Custard Pudding Cheesecake and a Red Velvet Whoopie Pie to share. We also got their Honey Latte and Dark Brown Sugar Latte (delicious!). You can see their drink menu below. As for the desserts, you'll have to go and see for yourself what treats they have that day; don't worry, you'll be spoiled for choice!
Aruchuu 麓鳩 MENU
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Red Velvet Whoopie Pie
Cinnamon Apple Layer Cake
Cinnamon Apple Layer Cake and Dark Brown Sugar Latte
Caramel Custard Pudding Cheesecake
We highly recommend popping into Aruchuu 麓鳩 for some afternoon sweet treats. The atmosphere in there is very casual and comfortable, and you won't be disappointed by their delicious desserts and drinks!
Business Hours: Open daily from 1PM to 11PM
Phone: 02 2577 3218 (reservations accepted)
Nearest MRT: MRT Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall (Blue Line)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cakearuchuu/
Address: No. 18號, Lane 32, Guangfu South Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, 105