時尚高潮食記:愛麗輕食咖啡小館:隱藏在永和巷弄內的咖啡店+餐廳/ Review: Alley Garden Cafe – A Hidden Gem in the LAlley of Yonghe, Taipei

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眾所皆知,台北好吃的餐廳都聚集在市區,不是信義區就是中山區,再不然就是遙不可及的天母那一帶。殘編已經抱怨很久,有關身在叢林區(木柵)覓食的痛苦,因為殘編不愛吃中餐,也無法接受坐在路邊攤隨便黏搭搭的解決一餐。除了因身體不方便,坐凳子會往後摔個四腳朝天大曝光之外,北極回來的我也不能承受台灣濕熱的天氣下,還得汗流夾背辛苦的吃飯。對我來說,吃飯應該是一種享受,也是殘缺的身體所剩無幾的生活小確幸。

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As everyone knows, all the nice restaurants in Taipei are located in the city center, either the Xinyi District, the Zhongshan District, or the out of reach Tianmu area. I’ve been complaining for a long time about what a pain it is to look for good food in the jungle area(Muzha, where I reside). I don’t like Chinese food, and I can’t stand street food. Not just because hemiparesis makes me fall over and flash everyone when sitting on a stool, coming from Canada‘s climate, I just can’ t stand sweating while eating in Taiwan‘s nasty hot and humid weather. For me, dining is supposed to be a pleasure, and one of the few things that still keep my crippled body a purpose to move on in life.

  • 然而只能以小黃代步的我,為了吃一頓飯還要「出山洞」,實在不划算。

這次抱怨終於有人聽進去了。昨日,友人找到永和一家隱藏在巷弄內的愛麗咖啡廳,賣的不只是咖啡輕食,還有西餐、義大利燉飯和麵永和雖然不是殘編住的「叢林」(木柵)區,但是比起市區近得多。

 

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However, cabbing is the only way for me to get around with this useless corpse, and it is not worth it to “get out of the cave” just to get a meal. A friend finally listened to my complaints and took me to a hidden gem in Yonghe. Tucked away in the lanes of Yonghe, Taipei, Alley Garden Cafe serves not only coffee but also full meals like risotto, pasta, pizzas, and steaks. Although Yonghe is not necessarily within my “jungle” (Mucha) area, but it is much closer than the Taipei city center.

  • 愛麗咖啡廳中興街的巷子改造成舒適明亮的外帶區與室外座位區,

用綠葉跟色彩打造一個戶外花園的感覺,但是真正透天的位子只有兩個沒有靠背的高腳椅桌,不適合久坐。再往裡面走尚有一區也是能照到太陽的玻璃包廂區,這個落地窗區彩光好、有沙發座位及一隻玩具總動員的大流氓「熊抱哥」大玩偶,平常有被流氓霸凌的客人可以藉此機會欺負紫熊大哥,平衡一下情緒與自尊。

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Alley Garden Cafe transforms the alleyway of Zhongxing Street into a lovely little garden patio with green leaves and colors with a take-out counter. But the real outdoor seating has only one tall table with two high-chair stools. Not ideal for a slow afternoon. Moving inside, there is a glass patio with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing lots of natural lights into the booth. On the sofa is a human-sized bad-ass Lots-O-Huggin’ Bear from Toy Story 3. Diners who are victims of bullying can take the opportunity to revenge and balance their emotions and gain back some self-esteem.

  • 愛麗」英文是 “Alley,”也就是「巷弄」的意思,

顧名思義就是這家隱藏在巷弄裡的小天地,殘編拍手大讚老闆名字取得好。

愛麗輕食小館寵物友善餐廳,可惜我們坐的位子沒有看到「毛朋友」。

餐廳提供WIFI無線網路和插座,手機控可以大玩手機。

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Alley Garden‘s Chinese name”Ai-li” is literally translated from the English word “Alley,” which suggests the restaurant hidden in the lane, smart naming.

Alley Garden is a pet-friendly restaurant. However, we did not see any furry friends in our seating area.

The restaurant offers free WIFI and outlets to charge your phone. Awesome.

愛麗輕食咖啡小館低消 / Alley Garden Cafe’s minimum order:

 

愛麗咖啡低消是一杯飲料或一道餐點,另加10%服務費與酌收一人100元的清潔費,不知外加的清潔費是不是因為殘編吃相太醜,惹火了服務生而增收,當時那位小姐在清理咱們桌面時,脾氣似乎不怎麼好,中風後遺症讓我下巴經常帶便當,如有冒犯,殘編在此鄭重道歉。

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The minimum order at Alley Garden Cafe is a drink or a meal, plus a 10% service charge and a NT $100 cleaning fee per person. I don’t know if the restaurant charged us cleaning fee because of the mess I made. I know I’m not the prettiest diner with my half-paralyzed face, I think I might have pissed our server off with my drooling face. She did not seem happy when she cleared our table. It’s hard to control a post-stroke face, please accept my sincere apologies.

愛麗輕食咖啡小館菜單 / Alley Garden Cafe Menu:

愛麗的菜單有現烤貝果香煎培根脆薯搭配蛋早午餐項目,早午餐均一價$250 。漢堡 ($250 ~$288)、三明治 ($250 ~ $270)等輕食只供應到17:00; 14:00 ~21:00則開始供應披薩($220 ~$250)。義大利燉飯麵排餐等正餐類的下午時間暫停供應;炸物小點則是全天候供應。

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Alley Garden‘s menu features breakfast/brunch selection like freshly baked bagels, bacon, and fries with egg, all priced at $250. Light meals such as burgers ($250 ~ $288) and sandwiches ($250 ~ $270) are only available until 17:00. From 14:00 to 21:00, they serve pizzas ($220 ~ $250). Full meals like risotto and pasta, and meat selections are not available during the afternoons, but deep fried snacks and platters are available for the whole day.

  • 我們點了「愛麗沙拉」($180) 、「照燒燻鴨肝披薩」($250)

、「愛麗鮮蝦干貝餃」 ($250) 、「炸魚排松露燉飯」($250)

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We ordered “Alley’s Salad” ($180), “Smoked Duck & Scallop Pizza” ($250), “Alley’s Shrimp & Scallop Dumplings” ($250), and “Fried Fish Fillet & Truffle Risotto” ($250)

愛麗輕食咖啡小館食物 / The Food at Alley Garden Cafe:

  • 「愛麗沙拉」($180) / “Alley’s Salad” ($180):
「愛麗沙拉」($180) / "Alley's Salad" ($180)
「愛麗沙拉」($180) / “Alley’s Salad” ($180)

「愛麗沙拉」是菜單上唯一的沙拉選項,可選擇一種愛麗自製的沙拉醬,包括:義式油醋醬、黃金凱薩醬或是柑橘優格醬,然後再選「田園水果」、「煙燻雞肉」或「煙燻鮭魚」三種主要配料的其中一種。我們選了「柑橘優格醬」搭配「煙燻鮭魚」,

「柑橘優格醬」沒有什麼味道,只有淡淡的清香,「煙燻鮭魚」有兩片。

  • 「照燒燻鴨肝被披薩」($250) / “Smoked Duck & Scallop Pizza” (NT$250)
「照燒燻鴨肝被披薩」($250) 愛麗的披薩都只有八吋,餅皮偏薄,口味有「森林燻雞」、「蒜味挪威鮭魚」、「泰式香料打拋豬」、「照燒燻鴨干貝披薩」($250),我們選的「照燒燻鴨肝披薩」($250)是用照燒醬烤的,上面的料有燻鴨、干貝跟洋蔥,口味偏重。
「照燒燻鴨肝被披薩」($250) / “Smoked Duck & Scallop Pizza” (NT$250)

愛麗披薩都只有八吋,餅皮偏薄,口味有「森林燻雞」、「蒜味挪威鮭魚」、「泰式香料打拋豬」、「照燒燻鴨干貝披薩」($250),我們選的「照燒燻鴨肝披薩」($250)是用照燒醬烤的,上面的料有燻鴨、干貝跟洋蔥,口味偏重,盤中附薯條跟番茄醬跟美乃滋

(English version / 英文版):

Alley Garden‘s pizzas are only 8 inches; the crust is on the thinner side, and the flavours include “forest smoked chicken“, “garlic Norwegian salmon“, “Thai-style Pork with Spices“, and”Smoked duck & scallops pizza” ($250), we opt for the “Smoked Duck & Scallop Pizza” ($250)”. The pizza is baked with teriyaki sauce; the toppings include smoked duck, scallops and onions. The taste is flavorful and on the heavier side; the dish comes with a side of fries with ketchup and mayo for dipping

  • 「愛麗鮮蝦干貝餃」 ($250) / “Alley’s Shrimp & Scallop Dumplings” (NT$250)
「愛麗鮮蝦干貝餃」 ($250) / "Alley's Shrimp & Scallop Dumplings" (NT$250)
「愛麗鮮蝦干貝餃」 ($250) / “Alley’s Shrimp & Scallop Dumplings” (NT$250)

愛麗鮮蝦干貝餃」是愛麗自創的料理,用中式水餃搭配義式的醬汁,醬汁可選XO番茄醬青醬。我們選擇XO番茄醬,每顆水餃咬開後都有一整隻的蝦子搭配小干貝,海鮮味重、香。

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Alley’s Shrimp & Scallop Dumplings” ($250) is a fusion creation prepared with Chinese dumplings and Italian sauce. Diners can choose from 1 of the two sauces: XO tomato sauce or basil sauce. We choose XO tomato sauce. Every dumpling is filled with one whole shrimp with mini scallops. The dish is full of seafood flavours.

  • 「炸魚排松露燉飯」($250) / “Fried Fish Fillet & Truffle Risotto” ($250):
「炸魚排松露燉飯」($250) / "Fried Fish Fillet & Truffle Risotto" ($250):
「炸魚排松露燉飯」($250) / “Fried Fish Fillet & Truffle Risotto” ($250):

「炸魚排松露燉飯」($250) 是燉飯類中的「奶香白醬系列」,燉飯還有「南瓜燉飯」系列 ($250 ~ $260)跟「海鮮燉飯」系列 ($320),因為殘編是松露控,所以必然是點「炸魚排松露燉飯」。這道松露味不會很濃,但是所附的炸魚排大到足以覆蓋整個餐盤,魚排也炸得酥脆,很好吃。

(English version / 英文版):

Fried Fish Fillet & Truffle Risotto” ($250) is an option under the “White Sauce Series” in the risotto section, other options include “Pumpkin sauce Risottos” ($250 ~ $260) and “Sea Seafood Risottos” ($320). I’m a truffle freak so I order the”fried fish fillet & truffle risotto” without a second thought. The truffles flavours are not too strong, but the fish fillet is large enough to cover the entire plate, and it is crispy and delicious.

愛麗輕食咖啡小館廁所 / Alley Garden Cafe’s Washroom:

殘編在網上看到有人評價愛麗輕食咖啡小館的廁所只有蹲式的,所以有一點擔心(殘障者的顧慮)但實際造訪時,廁所不但是坐式,還挺乾淨的(鬆一口氣)。

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I saw reviews on the internet saying Alley Garden‘s washroom is squat-style, that means inaccessible for a person with disability. But the actual restroom is equipped with a sitting toilet, a big relief for me.

愛麗輕食咖啡小館營業時間&資訊 / Alley Garden Cafe Hours & Information:

愛麗輕食咖啡小館地址:新北市永和區中興街3巷1號

營業時間:週一到五:上午10:00 – 下午9:30

週六&日:上午9:00- 下午9:30

電話: 02 2929 0008

(English version / 英文版):

Alley Garden Cafe Address: No. 1, Lane 3, Zhongxing Street, Yonghe District, New Taipei City

Business hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 9:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm

Phone: 02 2929 0008

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