I went on a weekend getaway in late January in Hualian. When in the city, I encountered this awesome cafe that I needed to share.
Yes, you’re right. This is the place, which still preserves the old laundry shop signboard. Before Giocare Coffee settles down here, it is indeed a laundry shop. The building is ancient, but after some constructions, it is a great place for a cup of coffee.
Good vibes, good food and of course, good coffee.
I love the good vibes of Giocare Coffee a lot. Unlike other cafes that are also opened up in ancient buildings and thus, have dusts in the corner or on their decors, Giocare Coffee stays really clean, both in its environment and its decors. It keeps the ancient atmosphere, but not the shabby surroundings.
I adore the mix and match of the traditional Taiwanese architecture and modern western or Japanese decorations. It does strike an interesting balance between the old and the new. By the way, the owner of the shop keeps a super cute cat!
The price is fair, and the food is brilliant in Giocare. For someone like my Mom, who doesn’t like lemon tart, complimented Giocare’s lemon tart greatly. The caramel apple tart is definitely yummy as well. It is crispy on the outside, and soft and juicy on the inside. The coffee is also of good quality, which tastes smooth and brings a feel of awakening.
My Mom did enjoy herself reading magazines in the sofa in the corner. As a coffee and magazine lover, She likes Giocare Coffee a lot. She also bought some coffee beans home. As for my baby brother, a foodie and sweet tooth, he similarly loves this place for its good desserts and drinks. I’m so satisfied they love here. I’ve done my job pretty well I guess 😉
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