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Starbucks Taipei 101 Secret 35th Floor Location

Taipei with a view! The Secret Taipei 101 Starbucks!

In Taiwan, you can find the highest Starbucks in the world on the 35th floor of the Taipei 101 tower. There are several Starbucks Taipei 101 locations, but there is only one Starbucks secret location on the 35th floor. This is the only Starbucks coffee location in the world where you are required to make a reservation.

Each Starbucks Taipei 101 Reservation gives you access to 90 minutes of the 35th floor in Taipei 101 and you’ll be required to spend at least NT$250 at Starbucks.

Be sure to read my Pro-Tip for getting the best view from your Taipei 101 Starbucks booking below. You’re not supposed to wander around the 35th floor after your reservation ends, but you can!

Taipei 101 35th starbucks

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If you want a more visual experience of the Taipei 101 Starbucks, check out the YouTube video!

Making Your Taipei 101 Starbucks Reservation

To get your Taipei 101 Starbucks reservation, you’ll need to call +886 02 8101 0701. The country code for Taiwan is +886, so if you’re calling within Taiwan it won’t be necessary to include it.

Making the Starbucks Taipei 101 reservation is easy. Just call the number and they’ll greet you in Chinese. Don’t panic, just start speaking English and they’ll seamlessly switch over to English or get you someone that can help you.

Then you just tell them when you’d like to make your Starbucks Taipei 101 reservation. The only thing is that you can’t make a reservation on the same day. You also can’t show up to this Taipei 101 Starbucks 35th floor without a reservation. Super exclusive.

To complete your Starbucks Taipei 101 reservation, they will ask for your name and phone number. Once they have that, they will provide you your reservation confirmation number. Write it down and don’t lose it! You need it to get access to the secret Starbucks at Taipei 101.

Running Late? Changing Your Starbucks Taipei 101 Reservation

On my first visit to that Starbucks at Taipei 101, I had a 10:30am reservation and I was going to be 20 minutes late. I know that they are very strict at this location because it’s in the business building of Taipei 101 so I wanted to make sure I could still hold my reservation.

Things To Know Before You Get To The Taipei 101 Starbucks 35th Floor

The Starbucks is located in Taipei 101 where all the business happens. With that in mind, they have some very strict rules that you’ll need to follow otherwise you run the risk of not being allowed in to the Starbucks at Taipei 101 or being kicked out early:

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  • Minimum charge of NT$250 for each person (applies to drinks, food and souvenirs)
  • Each person is only allowed 90 minutes
  • No slippers or shorts (seems flexible: I saw people with shorts)
  • Please do no stray to other areas or floors except Starbucks at 101 (…but you can sneak away)
  • Last Reservation should be 90 minutes before closing time
  • Please arrive in the waiting line 5 minutes before your reservation time
  • Late arrivals are considered a cancellation (…but read my note above. You can let them know you’re running late and they might be able to accommodate you in the later time block)
After you have your Taipei 101 Starbucks booking locked in, it’s time to figure out how get to Taipei 101!

Getting in to the Taipei 101 Starbucks Secret Location

There’s many ways to get to Taipei 101 by taxi, Uber, bus and subway. The Taipei subway system is the most convenient because you can avoid the Taipei traffic.

With that in mind, you can take the red line on the Taipei MRT subway system to Taipei 101 station. That drops you off right under Taipei 101 and then you’ll have to exit to the street level to access the Taipei 101 business lobby.

You can also take the blue line to Taipei City Hall Station to Taipei 101. That’s actually the more scenic route since you can walk down the street full of high-end malls.

Finding The Taipei 101 Business Lobby

Once your outside of Taipei 101, look for the very plain entrance. There will be a guard outside and very few tourists. If you take a look inside, you won’t see any stores. That’s the Taipei 101 business lobby and if you’re unsure, there should be an information desk with people to help.

Once you make it in the lobby, look for the Starbucks 101 35F sign. It should be pretty close to the information Kiosk. After you find it, you’ll just have to wait there until a Starbucks coffee employee comes to get you.

You will not be able to access the elevators without the Starbucks employee to confirm you with security.

…And if you’re still having trouble finding it, I have a full walk-through in my YouTube video.

Checking-In For Your Starbucks Taipei 101 Reservation

Once it’s about time for your Taipei 101 Starbucks reservation, you’ll see a Starbucks employee start walking up to you with a clipboard. Have the reservation number that was provided to you over the phone ready.

The Starbucks coffee employee will ask you for your reservation number and then provide you with a ticket. You will only need the ticket to get through the security gates and access the elevators.

After the Starbucks employee checks-in everyone, they will then take you through the security gates and up to the 35th floor.

Starbucks Taipei 101 35th Floor Rules

Starbucks Taipei 101 Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee to enter the Starbucks at Taipei 101 35th floor.

Minimum Spend at Starbucks Taipei 101 Starbucks

You are required to spend NT$250 per person. This spend applies to drinks, food and your typical Starbucks souvenirs: cups, coffee, bags, “A Jazzy Jeff Christmas” CDs and more.

Time Limit at Starbucks Taipei 101 Starbucks

Your Starbucks Taipei 101 Reservation allows you 90 minutes on the 35th floor coffee shop.

They say that you have to leave the 35th floor and not wander around the building at the end of your time limit..but you could just “get lost” when looking for the bathroom.

Seating at the Taipei 101 Starbucks 35th Floor

Seating is first come first served. Be sure to snag a seat by the window as soon as you get in otherwise people will take those seats for the entire duration of the 90-minute Starbucks Taipei 101 reservation.

Taipei 101 Starbucks Menu

The Starbucks Taipei menu is a little different from the Starbucks menu you would find in the United States. There are drinks with coffee jelly, yogurt frappuccinos and a few more with a Taiwan twist.

4/5 Yogurt Frappuccino (summer only)
4/5 Turkey, Egg, Cheese Croissant
2/5 Mille Crepe
2/5 Bacon, Egg, Cheese English Muffin

Pro-Tip: Leaving The Taipei 101 Starbucks 35th Floor

When your 90-minute Starbucks Taipei 101 reservation ends, you will be asked to leave the Starbucks coffee shop. No one escorts you from the Taipei 101 Starbucks 35th floor back down to the first floor. There is a small sign saying not to wander around, but you can ignore that.

So after my reservation ended, I decided to go find the restroom of the Taipei 101 Starbucks 35th floor. Next to the bathroom, you’ll find a guard station and an ATM. I wandered around the floor for about 10-minutes and the guard didn’t say anything.

The views from the other sides of the 35th floors are pretty amazing. You can see everything from the huge windows and it’s the best version of a Taipei 101 ticket discount that you can find.

(Can you spot the mac store? Hint: It looks like a MacBook)

Taipei 101 Observatory Costs and Options

These are your options for getting views from Taipei 101:

  1. NT$1000 and up: There are several restaurants on the 85th and 86th floor of Taipei 101. Each of them require a reservation and of course you should make your reservation by the window (additional charge).
  2. NT$600: The Taipei Observatory ticket price is NT$600 and is located on the 89th floor of Taipei 101. There aren’t any additional services of freebies with your Taipei 101 Observatory ticket. There is a Taipei 101 ticket discount on Klook for NT$540.
  3. NT$250: The secret Starbucks at Taipei is located on the 35th floor and has a minimum charge of NT$250.

As someone who’s been to the observatory and the Taipei 101 Starbucks 35th floor, I think the Starbucks at Taipei 101 was more of a unique experience. Since just outside the Starbucks on the 35th floor were businesses, there weren’t any tourists walking around. That meant you were free to get uninterrupted views of the city.

The Taipei 101 Observatory is very high, making it really hard to see things. You might as well be in a plane at that elevation.

Klook sells Taipei 101 Observatory tickets for a 20% discount of NT$540 from the original price of NT$600.

35th Floor Starbucks Taipei 101 Address and Details

  • Starbucks 35th Floor Taipei 101 Google Maps Location
  • Phone Number: +886 02 8101 0701
  • Reservations must be made at least 1 day in advance
  • Reservations book you 90 minutes at the 35th floor Starbucks in Taipei 101

35th Floor Starbucks Taipei 101 Hours

 

Monday7:30AM–8PM
Tuesday7:30AM–8PM
Wednesday7:30AM–8PM
Thursday7:30AM–8PM
Friday7:30AM–8PM
Saturday9AM–7:30PM
Sunday9AM–7:30PM

Din Tai Fung at Taipei 101

Since you’re at Taipei 101, you should absolutely try out Din Tai Fung. Depending on how big your party size is, you might have to wait over an hour. Before you go to your Taipei 101 Starbucks booking, I recommend picking up a reservation ticket for Din Tai Fung. Din Tai Fung has an online wait time system where you can see how close they are to calling your reservation number.

If you’ve never been to Din Tai Fung before, it is amazing. It has one Michelin Star and is a chain restaurant that you can find in many different parts of the world. They are best known for their xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) and my favorite is the crab xialongbao which I could eat any day at any time.

Din Tai Fung Set Meals

If you don’t know what to order at Din Tai Fung, you can pick up a set menu from Klook with a variety of food at a discounted rate.

NT$800 Din Tai Fung Menu Set A:

  • 4 pcs Xiao Long Bao
  • 1 pc Steamed Vegetable and Ground Pork Dumpling
  • 1 pc Steamed Shrimp and Pork Dumplings
  • 1 pc Steamed Fish Dumplings
  • 1 pc Steamed Shrimp and Pork Shao Mai
  • Stir-Fried Vegetables (Shared)
  • Shredded Pork Fried Rice with Egg (Shared)
  • Hot and Sour Soup (Shared)
  • 1 pc Red Bean Xiao Long Bao

NT$800 Din Tai Fung Menu Set B:

  • 4 pcs Pork Xiao Long Bao
  • 1 pc Steamed Vegetarian Mushroom Dumplings
  • 1 pc Chicken Xiao Long Bao
  • 1 pc Steamed Fish Dumplings
  • 1 pc Steamed Shrimp and Pork Shao Mai
  • Stir-Fried Vegetables (Shared)
  • Shrimp and Shredded Pork Fried Rice with Egg (Shared)
  • Hot and Sour Soup (Shared)
  • 1 pc Taro Xiao Long Bao

Restaurants On The 85th and 86th Floor of Taipei 101

For Taipei 101 Restaurants with a view from the 85th and 86th floor, you will require a reservation and a minimum spend of at least NT$1000+ per person. These are the restaurants from the official Taipei 101 website.

To access the Taipei 101 85th and 86th floor restaurants, you’ll have to take the escalator to the 2nd floor. There, you’ll be greeted by the concierge and they will show you the various menus of the restaurants on the 85th and 86th floor of Taipei 101.

Taipei 101 lobby

Taipei 101 Restaurants With View

Taipei 101 35th floor view

If you’re visiting Taipei, you should absolutely visit the secret Taipei 101 Starbucks on the 35th floor! It’s the highest Starbucks in the world and the most exclusive Starbucks in the world. Definitely not the fanciest, but the views can’t be beat!

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