My dear friends, it has been 10 months since the Steemit offline meetup last year. This time, because Hong Kong Steemian @aaronli traveled to Taiwan, everyone is excited to meet again by this opportunity.
In addition to @aaronli and me @catwomanteresa, there are @lydiachan, @shieha, and @livinguktaiwan who especially takes two hours from Taichung to attend the meetup. You can see our brief introduction from the last meetup post.
We meet at the cafe “Musikaffee” on the second floor of the Eslite bookstore in Songshan Cultural Park. Eslite is the place that travelers love to visit, I choose here deliberately so that our Hong Kong guest can take a tour of the famous Eslite Bookstore.
I took a video about the place I went through when I was looking for the cafe. You can see how attractive the Eslite’s environment is.
The coffee shops in Taiwan are all distinctive. In fact, they have to be competitive enough in order to survive in Taipei.
At the entrance of the café, you can see a variety of music boxes, the Ferris wheel and the carousel in the amusement park. They are so colorful as if they are using the greatest effort to attract the attention of tourists so that they can become a blessing decoration in the home.
There are more beautiful classical music boxes on the shelf, and even an 1890 New York paper roll music box, which looks interesting. Unfortunately, this antique music box is forbidden to shoot, I guess it is one of the treasures of the cafe.
The space in the store is not big, the decoration is mainly woody, and there are many music boxes in the cabinet. However, I am eager to join the meetup so that I have no intention to appreciate them!
We were sitting close to the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the sunshine spread in from the large glass, and the mood follows. From the position where I sit, you can see the green garden of the Songshan Cultural Park outside the window. You can even see the big dome in the construction from a distance, and the 101 building standing in the city. I personally feel that this location is the best area of the entire cafe.
I heard that you can reserve for DIY a music box. I think the DIY music box is a good choice of gift for your lover.
After taking a seat, we can’t wait to gossip and almost forget to order. We vaguely feel the murderousness in the eyes of the waitress, we urge each other to order.
The menu here looks like a hardcover book, it fits the atmosphere of the Eslite bookstore. The color printing on the inside pages is also very beautiful, and there are some introductions to the music box. It’s a pity that I forget to shoot the menu.
When the drink is on the table, we, the bloggers at the table, all stand up and take the photos which we always say “feed the camera before enjoying the meal”. At this time, the waitress comes over and reminds us that in order not to disturb other guests, please do not shoot other customers.
Ice Drip Coffee 冰滴咖啡
It is said that ice drip coffee is the sign here, can drink a light fruit aroma. But I don’t see any surprise on the face of @aaronli, I guess it’s not good enough.
Black rice matcha latte 玄米抹茶拿鐵
The matcha latte I ordered is super delicious! Matcha is not bitter at all. What surprises me is that you can eat the grain of black rice while drinking. It feels like rice crackers soaking in matcha coffee.
The latte art is great. Every pattern on our coffee is different and so delicate. The coffee is served with wooden trays and spoon, hand-drawn pottery cups. It shows a simple elegant temperament. The small book on the tray is originally a music box. As soon as it’s opened and melodious music immediately flows out, this should be the greatest happiness I have ever encountered in Musikaffee.
Each small book is engraved with different verses. This feeling is a bit like getting a fortune cookie. You don’t know how lucky you am today without opening it! I got the poem of Matsuo Basho, the poet of the Edo period in Japan.
The temple bell has stopped, but the sound is constantly coming out from the flowers. by Matsuo Basho
It’s so romantic!
每一本小書上面刻印了不同的詩句，我拿到的是日本江戶時代的詩人Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉的詩句，好浪漫呀！
廟鐘已停敲，響聲卻不斷從花朵傳出來 – 芭蕉（Matsuo Basho，1644~1694）
Every coffee is accompanied by a heart-shaped biscuit and places on a small heart-shaped plate, so cute! The biscuit is good, not too sweet, and tastes crisp.
Caramel Latte 焦糖拿鐵
The latte art of swan is particularly beautiful, but unfortunately, I take a hand that is not supposed to be here. It is said to be a concept of check-in. There are the words “May I?” on the finger. I think it should be the sentence that the owner of the tattoo asked girls most often. Speaking the words too often and too lazy to speak, hehe!
Apple Quiche 蘋果鹹派
Not only coffee is good to drink here, I heard that snacks also have a certain level, and the quiche seems to be a must order. The apple quiche has passed the identification of @aaronli.
Lemon Tart 檸檬塔
After the identification of the wise wife @lydiachan, the cookies dough of this lemon tart is too sweet, the stuffing has an egg-like taste, and the lemon aroma is insufficient.
I dig a small bite of stuffing, sure enough, there is a strange smell, but I can’t tell the original taste of egg white.
Waffle is so popular in Taiwan. There is a discount of only $120 for a waffle on the weekday. But our meetup is Saturday. The waffle is $180.
The atmosphere of this gathering was particularly relaxed. Everyone was talking about gossip. For the future of Steemit, no one can predict it, let’s put it aside! In particular, when someone keeps guiding the topic in a certain direction, we have to say that our Hong Kong guest is very………very approachable.
Finally, we really forget to take a group photo in the coffee shop, so we take this photo at the door of Eslite, leaving a perfect ending for today’s meetup.
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