Well, after a trek through the subway (and through a few alleys~ my sense of direction is terrible!), we arrived at our destination hungry and ready to sample some anime-influenced food. ^_^
|Browsing Fatimaid's menu . . .|
Location – Actually, if you have a good sense of direction (I do not, hence, the reason I got lost) the café is very easy to find. It is right next to exit Y13 at Taipei Main Station. When you exit the underground mall, just walk straight ahead and Fatimaid is on the second floor.
Atmosphere – The inside of the café is set up to feel like an elegant dining room, complete with chandelier hanging from the ceiling and gauzy curtains softening any sunlight shining in. There are also a few bookshelves filled with manga and various anime/manga collectibles. (I also noticed a strong bias towards One Piece in those collectibles, but I know how popular One Piece is in Taiwan right now . . . sigh . . .) Guests are more than welcome to grab a manga (they even had some in English!!) to while away the short wait for their meal.
|My delicious sandwich ^_^|
I ordered a sandwich, which came promptly to the table with my tea. It tasted quite good (although I did feel the food was better at Good Smile Café) and I really liked the drawing they had done in ketchup on the plate. If only I could draw so well! The food also wasn’t too expensive. If you’d like a peek at their menu it is up on their website.
|Photo Source - China Economic Net|
After finishing our meals and tea, Mrs. Ace and I browsed the collectibles, commented on the manga, and bid our ‘maids’ adieu. We both agreed it is was a very enjoyable way to pass the afternoon and headed off to our next destination – the underground mall for some anime and manga shopping.