Tapas and imported beer - Cafe Cobee in Danshui

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Tapas and imported beer - Cafe Cobee in Danshui

Postby 500CBFan » 03 Jun 2012, 21:34

Newly opened place near Tamkang University. Tried the food, it's OK, but the beer selection is outrageous! Prices are pretty darned reasonable, too.

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Re: Tapas and imported beer - Cafe Cobee in Danshui

Postby 500CBFan » 06 Jun 2012, 21:30

Went back this evening with a drinking buddy. We had the shrimp and garlic, the escargot, and the chicken wings, all really tasty. We tried the Delirium Tremens beer, quite awesome! I had a Leute Bokbier and William had a La Guillotine, both very good. I can't wait to go back and try the rest of the beer. If I didn't have an 8:00 a.m. class tomorrow morning, I would have been more bold, trying more of the 10% alcohol beers, but that will have to wait until finals are over. :)
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Re: Tapas and imported beer - Cafe Cobee in Danshui

Postby finley » 06 Jun 2012, 22:05

I gave this a try the other day.

Ambience: a bit underwhelming. They could have put slightly more effort into the decor and made it much more appealing. A bit too bright, and the wrong colour temperature. I didn't sit upstairs, which might be better, but first impressions count. 7/10.

Food: I ordered a caesar salad, potato tortilla, and 'Mexican' burrito. The salad was nice. A bit heavy on the red onions, but nice. Not smothered in dressing, and a sensible size, too - I hate being given bucket-sized salads that I can't finish. The tortilla was ... well, a pretty authentic tortilla de patatas. Like the salad, it had been made with good, fresh ingredients. The burrito was a disaster. I guess they'd seen a picture of one in a book somewhere, but had never actually eaten one. It came with a decent salsa cruda, and was wrapped in an actual flour tortilla, but it wasn't Mexican style, or even Tex-Mex. The filling was 95% rice, with some unrecognisable vegetation and (I think) some cheese. There were a few pitiful bits of chicken, full of spiky bones and dog-ends of skin, which tasted vaguely like Cantonese char siu. I had an irrational urge to beat the chef over the head with a tortilla press and show him how to cook it properly. 8/10 in general, 1/10 for the burrito.

Beer: I ordered a Bocq Gauloise Brune, for the very reasonable price of (IIRC) NT$160. Their entire beer stock is only slightly more expensive than you'd pay in the supermarket, and they have a lot of items you won't see anywhere else. Fantastic. Nobody does beer like the Belgians. 11/10.

I'll definitely be going back, and I'll try some different food. I'm guessing they were just having a bad hair day re. the burrito, because everything else was just fine. Recommended, especially if you're planning on a lot of drinking and not much eating.

They're a little hard to find. Locate the big 3C store. Facing it, look to your right and locate the Subway (on the same side of the road, about 50m up a slight hill). In between the 3C store and the Subway is an ordinary apartment building, up a flight of steps from the road. Cobee coffee is on the first floor of that building. You should be able to see their sign from where you stand.
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Re: Tapas and imported beer - Cafe Cobee in Danshui

Postby ceevee369 » 06 Jun 2012, 23:20

A small word of Belgian advice regarding the beers they and others offer:

If you order the ones which are " seasonal" beers , EG: Easter beer "Paas" or X-mas Ale's " Kerst" check first the expiry date on the bottle before being served. Out of experience, some - I repeat some- might be close to - or overdue and as there is no guarantee if they were stored in appropriate condition, your intestins might react oddly.
This counts for all seasonal beers served in any place.

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