Meander Around the Hillside and Meet “Shalom Café”

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Shalom Café is located on a small hillside called “Little Beitou” in Keelung. Little Beitou, according to chief of village Wen-An Mr. Lee, used to be a place for public departments, not houses, in the early days. As for the origin of the name, there is a saying that, no matter the terrain, the houses along the hillside in the Japanese colonial period are similar to Beitou, so it is called “Little Beitou.”

Different from the Japanese colonial period, today’s Little Beitou has fewer business activities and is quieter. Though Shalom Café is a little bit of a trek from downtown, travelers will find it is within easy walking distance of Zhongzheng Park.

The house where the café is today was originally the residence of officials in the Japanese colonial period. Even after its renovation, it still retains vintage features of its original form: brown tiles on the wall, terrazzo floors, and white guardrails decorated with geometric plates. The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans and jazz music in the room have brought new life to this space.

As for the coffee itself, the owner, Lee Jian-Ming has a very exquisite taste. In addition to roasting coffee beans himself, he invites his customers to smell them to ensure they also understand the quality and features of each flavor. There are only a handful of dessert offerings in Shalom Café because Jian-Ming believes that drinking coffee from hot to cold is a complete tasting experience that should not be interfered with by other foods. Shalom Café has a small courtyard outside the house, and its yellow façade is eye-catching. The next time you pass by the area, follow the scent of coffee, open the door, and enjoy the taste of the laid-back lifestyle.


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