A couple of months ago, my friend Faye and her team decided to add a café to her bookstore/lifestyle concept store VVG Something in a little alley off Zhongxiao East Road, a decision I welcome with open arms and legs.
A cute little addition to the VVG empire that occupies one end of Alley 40 on Lane 181, VVG Something sells beautifully bound, imported hardbacks on gastronomy, along with random household knickknacks like old typewriters, ice-shavers, copper teapots from India, enameled brassware from Poland, and handmade stationary from Japan. If this doesn't already send you pacing out the door to go find it, add bright red French doors, white brick walls a big fat lamps with a black shade, and an oh-so-cute coffee counter that reminds you of an old ticketing booth.
The coffee here comes in gargantuan sizes, so pack up a good book, or simply flip through the ones available here, and while away a rainy afternoon in the company of Some Very Very Good Things.
VVG Something is at 13, Alley 40, Lane 181, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei
Tel: (02) 2773 1358