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CLOSED: Sophie's Garden

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 6 reviews )


Contact 02-27188373

5-1, Sec. 4, Alley 75, MinSheng East Road, Songshan District (at opposite ChungHua Bank), Taipei, Taiwan,

蘇菲花園, at 台北市松山區民生東路四段75巷5-1號, is a veggie food and music cafe, operating since 2010. Offers cuisine with international influences. Owner speaks English. Nice atmosphere with south France coutry style decoration. No garlic or onion used. Use organic and non-GMO products. NOTE REPORTED CLOSED TIL AROUND NOV 15 FOR REMODEL - LET HAPPYCOW KNOW WHEN IT REOPENS! Open .

Category: Vegan, Western, Fusion, Taiwanese

Reviews (6)

First Review by bluesomeone

Opening hours - Edit

The kitchen closes at 8:00 pm but the restaurant stays open until 21:30. So if you arrive anything between 8:00 pm and 21:30 pm you'll have a high chance not to be served any food.The prices for lunch menu start around 200 TWD. Prices in the evening are around 300 to 400 TWD. Location is a ten-minute walk from Taipei International Airport.

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An oasis in Taipei - Edit

I was in Taipei for a conference recently, and I was getting pretty tired of the bland conference food. With some trepidation, I thought I'd check out Sophie's Garden -- even though I wasn't sure I could navigate the alleyways to find it, and I had read an English language blog saying that it might be closed.

Fortunately for me, it was easy to find...and it was most definitely open. Even better, the food and the atmosphere were simply wonderful. As others have commented on, the blend of Taiwanese and European flavours is delicious and there is loads of choice. Do try the tiramisu, really.

The other pro to this place is Sophie herself. She is charming, engaging and generous with her time. It was fascinating to chat with her about veganism in Taiwan, as well as many other topics. As someone who was travelling alone and (sadly) only speaks English, the opportunity for me to have a normal conversation was great!

Others have commented that Sophie's Garden is a little bit pricey by Taipei's standards. From my foreigner's perspective, it was a great amount of delicious food for a small amount of money. Very highly recommended.

Pros: Sophie -- she's awesome, Fresh, delicious and 100% vegan food

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Nice dining experience - Edit

Sophie's Garden is a quaint little restaurant with a homely, European feel. The food is a mix of eastern & western influenced dishes, served in a set meal featuring soup, salad, an appetiser & dessert.

The soup & salad were both tasty, tasty, and the risotto main was delicious. And for desert the tiramisu was really tasty, although the portion size was quite small.

Overall I enjoyed the dining experience at Sophie's Garden. The food tasted nice (but not amazing) and was presented beautifully.

Pros: 100% vegan, Nice homely European feel

Cons: A little pricey by Taiwan standards

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Taipei's Top Vegan Restaurant - Edit

I'm surprised Bluesomeone is the only person to have reviewed this restaurant. I should have myself years ago!

Adding to what Bluesomeone said this is THE place to go for a nice meal out in Taipei, and a perfect place to introduce non-vegans to how good vegan food can be. The blend of Taiwanese and European flavours is incredible, service is friendly and efficient and the interior is charming without being ostentatious (it's just re-opened after some redecorating, not that I thought it needed it before). Try the tiramisu.

While it's definitely in the upper price bracket for Taipei, it's also excellent value, at about 500NT for a basic set meal (entree, main, dessert and drink). Many "gourmet vegetarian" style restaurants will charge about the same for food which doesn't compare in quality or originality, and the large buffets charge more than this food food often not vegan-friendly.

Tip: If you're flying to Taiwan from Japan or China try to fly into Songshan Airport instead of Taoyuan. You'll land right in Taipei (saving the bus or train ride from Taoyuan) and then a meal at Sophie's can be your welcome or send-off from Taiwan, as it's walkable from the airport.

Pros: incredible food and nice atmosphere, very reasonably priced for what it is, close to Songshan Airport

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