173, ShengLi Rd., Tainan City
Hours:9:30 am-11:30 pm
Puffee -- the name is derived from "puff"
and "coffee" -- is a smart new establishment
that opened near National Chengkung University about
three months ago. As well as having a great location,
it has great coffee, and pastries and cakes that are
a cut above average. I ordered the 'NT$88 super meal
set' which gave me a bit of a saving on a NT$50 latte
and a NT$50 coffee-flavored mousse cake. Generally,
I'm not a fan of coffee-shop cakes, but this one surprised
me with its richness. The worker told me the cakes and
mousses here are the result of a collaboration between
a five-star chef and their own chef. The puffs come
in two varieties, crispy (NT$30) and pastry (NT$35).
Coffees also come in two varieties; Illy beans (NT$65-80)
and Puffee beans (NT$40-55). Milk and fruit teas are
NT$35 to NT$55. The first floor has a bar and a couple
of tables on the sidewalk; the second floor is very
light and open, with plenty of seating and free wireless
Internet access included in the NT$45 minimum charge.
The staff can deliver orders over NT$250.
--By Richard Matheson,
translated by Annie Liu