Semeur Bakery 聖娜

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Semeur Bakery 聖娜 Review

Semeur 聖娜 is a popular bakery that you can find all over Taiwan. They specialize in cheese pineapple cake desserts and cream bread. They still have a full selection of your bread varieties like most bakeries in Taiwan, but for this visit I tried the cream bread!

The cream bread at Semeur 聖娜 is located in the fridge because it must be kept cold. Okay, first time trying refrigerated bread but I’ll give it a shot.

For the cream bread, they had several flavors available: Milk, chocolate, strawberry and mango.

I went for the milk cream bread and pulled it right out of the fridge.

When I brought it to the register, they told me something in Chinese. I didn’t understand what they said and they switched to English. To the best of their ability, several employees helped me to understand the cream bread was on sale: Buy 2, get 1 free.

This kind of nice service is really common in Taiwan. Even though the business make more money from you not getting a deal, the employees will make sure you get the best deal you can. I’ve seen this many times in Taiwan and love how nice and considerate the people are!

4/5 Milk Cream Bread at Semeur 聖娜 (NT$58)
When I got home, I wanted to eat the bread right away while it was still cold. I sat down, took a bite and was like “Wow!” Since it was still chilled, it was like biting into a fluffy bread with ice cream inside. Since it was milk flavor, it tasted more like a light vanilla flavor.

4/5 Chocolate Cream Breat at Semeur 聖娜
Then I tried the chocolate cream bread and it was just as good! Not too sweet, like the middle point between chocolate ice cream and frosting.

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I was pleasantly surprised and haven’t really seen too much cold cream bread. The phrase “ice cream bread” isn’t exactly accurate since you just need to keep it refrigerated instead of frozen.

Semeur Bakery 聖娜 Location (Located all over Taiwan)

Rating Guide

1/5

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

2/5

Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations

3/5

Satisfying and an adequate meal.

4/5

So good you’ll eat here again!

5/5

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

Pricing Guide

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

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

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

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NT$700+ (US$22.60+)

TIP

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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 VAT 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

If you want to use your credit card in Taiwan, make sure to check if a restaurant in Taiwan accepts credit card in advance. When a place does accept credit card, it will typically be Visa or Mastercard. It’s extremely rare for a place to accept Discover and American Express. UberEats, HonestBee, Deliveroo and FoodPanda are Taipei Food Delivery Services where you can order food directly to your airbnb or hotel using a credit card.

Exchanging Money in Taiwan

You can exchange money at the airport or any bank in Taiwan. The rates vary from bank to bank and it can be a hassle to get a good rate. For additional information, check out my Exchanging Money In Taiwan Guide.

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