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Taipei: The diner

the diner, best brunch in Taipei

When I am traveling, I always take eggs for breakfast. They are easy to digest, filling and unlikely to get your tummy swollen making the pencil skirt a lot less flattering. Specially love those hotels where they have “the omelette fella” so you can ask him for veggie and no-cheese scramble. So good.

Still, in some extreme situations, I don’t manage to wake up early enough for breakfast. In this case, I arrived g at 3AM to the hotel thanks to a China Airlines delay - by the way, try to avoid them if you can, CA flights left delay twice in the same week, soI almost missed the flight back to Europe - so I woke up quite late the morning after, left the hotel super hungry at 12.

What to do then? Brunch, of course.

Asian colleagues are always very kind, taking you to the local places and ordering the local stuff so you can try the real thing without having to pay a lot, ending up poisoned or both at a time. However, the meals are radically different. More spices, more fat, different ways of cooking… They typically leave me feeling I could kill for a salad and an omelette sandwich.

This is the kind of thing I told my colleague Jorge, the first time I came to Taipei. So he took me to The Diner, where you can find the perfect selection for the brunch aficionado. Sometimes you may have to queue - but hey, if you are really tired of Asian stuff, this is really worth it.

the diner, best brunch in Taipei
the diner, best brunch in Taipei
the diner, best brunch in Taipei

The place is nicely decorated, it is allowed to take veggies instead of fries and they even have delivery service, in case you feel for something good but you are not ready to pay the in-room dining tax imposed by most hotels.

the diner, best brunch in Taipei

The Diner [WEB] - see location map at website so you find the most convenient among the 4 branches they have in Taipei. I went to the one below, just before heading to Taipei Zoo and Maokong.


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