Hive Cafe

HIVE 巢 • 餐廳 / 歐式料理 / 早午餐



Not Required (but Recommended)
French Toast

HIVE 巢 • 餐廳 / 歐式料理 / 早午餐 Review

Trendy and welcoming spot with very comfortable seats that hug you in to them.

Most meals come as sets with a salad and drink. The drink and salad won’t be factored in to the score.

Iced black tea: very standard drink that’s not too sweet.

Salad: pretty light with lots of dressing. I thought it was a little too much dressing though

4/5 Service: Quick and very attentive. It’s only lacking the friendliness, but it was more like neutral attitude of service.

4/5 French toast with pureed potatoes, bacon, mushrooms and scrambled eggs: dang the French toast was super good. They fried it so the outside was crispy while still light and fluffy on the outside. The mashed potatoes were creamy with the perfect amount of salt. The eggs, mushrooms and bacon were okay.

3/5 Pork Risotto: I got the grilled matsutaka pork with purple yam risotto. I love risotto and this mix of salty and sweet didn’t really work for me. The pork was really good and I liked that. But the yam risotto was a little hard on the rice side. The textures didn’t really line up. I did like that there were small bits of fried garlic chips in it. That was a delightful and tasty surprise.

3/5 Ambiance: it’s hip and trendy, but they keep the place at 29-30C so it’s still pretty warm (went during the summer). Electrical outlets with USB ports are available for guests if you plan on hanging out for a while. Free WiFi at s also available.

3/5 Value: Prices are on the upper end of Taipei cafes and a 10% service charge is included.

Overall 3/5
There is a 10% service charge included with the bill.

HIVE 巢 • 餐廳 / 歐式料理 / 早午餐 Menu And Additional Photos

HIVE 巢 • 餐廳 / 歐式料理 / 早午餐 Location

Rating Guide


It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it


Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations


Satisfying and an adequate meal.


So good you’ll eat here again!


You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide


NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)


NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)


NT$300-700 (US$9-22)


NT$700+ (US$22.60+)


Not required or expected. Some restaurants may have a 10% service charge.

Each rating TAIWANEATER rating is comprised of Quality, Service and Value (in order of the rating’s most important points).

QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.

SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.

VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.

Money In Taiwan

Tax Is Included In The Price

All displayed prices in Taiwan are the actual price. Tax is already included and for large purchases, tourists visiting Taiwan can get a 5% Taiwan tax refund at the airport Tax Refund counter. Some shops offer this service too, but they will require your passport.


Taiwan Is Cash Only (For Most Small Shops)

The primary payment method for all transactions in Taiwan is cash. It’s very rare for small shops to take anything other than cash. It’s more common to see places accept the Taipei Metro Card as payment rather a credit card.

Supermarkets and convenience stores in Taiwan (7-Eleven, Family Mart) do not accept credit cards (at least not American credit cards). You can only make purchases by cash or by using your pre-loaded funds on your EasyCard.

Using Credit Cards in Taiwan

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Exchanging Money in Taiwan

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