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Zhanlu Coffee 湛盧咖啡

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No.2-1, Ln. 161, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C


Zhanlu has a variety of coffees depending on its origins, like Island coffee, African coffee, Asian coffee or American coffee; Italian coffees like espresso, mocha chocolate; various liquor coffee mixes like Bailey’s Irish cream coffee, Orange Wine coffee, Galliano Vanilla Coffee, Irish Whiskey Coffee; Iced mixed coffees like English Blend Iced Coffee, French Lavender Iced Coffee, Athens Violet Iced Coffee, etc. They also serve teas, drinks and desserts.

Aside from serving delicious coffees, JEANLOOK Coffee, with its beautiful lighting and atmosphere, also hold lectures and free activities. Visitors are welcome to attend and learn things related to coffee.


Zhanlu Coffee Only is a specialty coffee shop that got its Chinese name (湛盧 - Zhan Lu in Chinese pronunciation) from a legendary master sword-maker Ou Yezi of the Yue State during the Warring States Period, when he forged one of the five treasured swords called Zhan Lu. Sitting beside a seemingly hot furnace where the Zhan Lu treasured sword may have been forged, and having a cup of hand-brewed coffee is a joy in life.

The coffee beans of JEANLOOK come from all over the world’s famous producing countries, undergoing the process of roasting, grinding, and the professional touch of a coffee barista who brews your coffee right beside your table; you are going to experience the exquisite flavor of a true hand-brewed coffee.

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Services & Facilities

  • Cafe
  • Store
  • Experience

Opening Hours

Daily 12:00-22:00


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Daan Park

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Dongmen

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Zhongxiao Xinsheng


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  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 2 Poor
  3. 5 Average
  4. 11 Very good
  5. 8 Excellent

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  1. 1 Families
  2. 4 Couples
  3. 7 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 14 Friends

    Fontenay-sous-Bois, Francia

    Traveler type:

    De negocios

    Not impressed


    My Taiwanese colleague wanted me to try Taiwanese coffee saying it is fantastic . Tried few but not impressed at all. Extreme prices for dark water. But I must admit service was very friendly and good Sorry to say but a Nespresso is a better alternative. Taiwanese have a long way to go before they will be recognized as good coffee producers and makers
  • Amy D


    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Pour-over cost $8.50 USD - ridiculous


    Zhanlu was one of the first places by boyfriend and I went during our "coffee tour of Taipei." We compiled a list of what we thought would be the best coffee shops in the city based on reviews and blog posts, and Zhanlu came highly recommended. We were impressed with their service, and, indeed, they had an incredible and diverse coffee menu. It is clear they take coffee seriously and treat each bean with the love and attention it deserves. But one cup of their house blend pour-over cost $8.50 USD. In our opinion, even the most exquisite coffee should not be THAT expensive. We've enjoyed plenty of cortados, pour-overs, and lattes at trendy coffee bars in DC, Durham, and New York for half that cost. We also found out that if you sit down at a table, both people have to order drinks (this is standard around Taipei). So unless you are ready to cough up $16 dollars for your afternoon fix, this might not be the best place. The coffee was good (in our to-go cup), but not anything mind-exploding to be worth that much. We wrote a post about our 10 day trip in Taiwan if you're interested:
  • broccoliandfriends

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    The Tiramisu is not too bad


    Second time having Tiramisu here. It is not bad, it has 3 flavours taste, coffee, rum and milk. It just a little bit too sweet for me. The price is not that cheap.
  • oishf

    Londres, Reino Unido

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    The perfect coffee artists


    The people at Zhanlu Coffee are absolute masters of coffee making. They understand the beans and rate each coffee on 5 different flavour scales. You can choose your method of preparation. They treat it like others would treat fine wine, for instance you can smell the beans before choosing. At the table, coffee is prepared with great delicacy and a mesmerising ritual. Watching other coffees being prepared behind the bar is like watching cocktail experts at work. If you come early, you can have an ice drip coffee which has taken all night to develop (one drip of ice water every 4 seconds to ensure a delicate flavour). It arrives with a little set of top-up water, flavoured syrup and cream - lovely! Coffees are also for sale, ground, as beans, or in single-cup pour-over sachets. Although the speciality is coffee, the sandwiches and cakes are very nice. Staff may sometimes struggle with English, but they go out of their way to help (and after all, why should they speak English?). Beautiful wooden surroundings, with tables and one area with electrical sockets for laptops etc. I have come back to Zhanlu again and again. I returned to the UK with lots of coffee, and detailed advice on how to make the best ice drip coffee at home.
  • AdamXin

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    En solitario




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