Flügel Studio – German Cake in Taipei – Jaysun Eats Taipei




Flügel Studio

I Recommend ☆☆☆☆

Taipei cafe offering: German Food / German Cake / Pies / Tarts / Dessert / Panaché / Tea / Coffee

Address:
No. 3, Ln. 34, Sec. 1, Xinhai Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106
台北市辛亥路一段34巷3號1樓
Phone: 0928 080 973
Hours: Mon – Fri: 2pm – 9pm, Sat: 1pm – 9pm, Sun: 1pm – 7pm
Last Reviewed: 25 January 2015

*UPDATE: On my latest visit to Flügel (January 25th, 2015), I noticed a small decline in several aspects of the cafe, so I had to lower their rating to 4-stars. Their service has become more rule orientated, and less inviting. This aspect alone wouldn’t have warranted a lowering in their rating; it’s the following that did it. Some of their cake slices are quite smaller than they used to be. Also, some of their cake selections aren’t as delicious as they used to be. In addition, the required one drink purchase in order to dine in can be rather expensive, even if they are all delicious. Don’t get me wrong, this cafe still has some decently sized cake slices that are delicious, just not as much as before. Sadly, this seems to be the norm for restaurants and cafes that get popular in Taipei; they believe they can get away with cost and/or passion cutting and still flourish. Also sadly, they do often continue to flourish regardless. It seems that if I revisited all my 5-star rating restaurants and cafes on my website after a certain period of time, most of their ratings would fall.

Flügel Studio (used to be Flügel Cafe) specializes in quality, authentic German cake. The owner is a Taiwanese female that speaks German, and can bake delicious German cake. My German friend first brought me to their original location because he was so pleased with the cake on his first visit. Flügel was too popular to stay in the small, hidden speakeasy-ish homey cafe where it started, and had to move to a bigger location very close by. The old location was a house that had been converted into a cafe. The new location doesn’t have that homey vibe and is a bit sterile, but it’s still welcoming. There is currently no sign or markings on the outside of the cafe. Their dessert is so delicious that they don’t even need to spend money on outdoor advertising or labeling. Maybe they’re trying to keep the hidden aspect of the old store alive at the new location.

Their is no set menu for the cake and tarts because what’s available can change daily, but they have the more popular cakes often. They do have a menu for their drinks, and it’s required for each guest to order one if you’re not ordering for takeout. The drinks are quite pricey.

Everything that I tasted at Flügel was delicious to good. If you’re looking for cake that is more substantial and solid than most Taiwanese styles, this is one of the very few places in Taipei that offer real, quality Western cake.

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Address: 
No. 3, Ln. 34, Sec. 1, Xinhai Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106
​台北市辛亥路一段34巷3號1樓
Phone: 09-2808-0973
Hours: Mon – Fri: 2pm – 9pm
Sat: 1pm – 9pm, Sun: 1pm – 7pm

Reservations Accepted
​(no reservations after 6 pm)
Minimum 1 drink per guest
Chinese Menu only (but some cakes are on display, so you can point if they can’t tell you)
Cash only
Average Cake Price: NT$140
No Stupid 10% service charge
Free Wi-Fi
10% off everything on weekdays
2-hour dining time limit (unless there is no one waiting)
Can order whole cakes with 3 days notice
Doesn’t accept groups of more than 9 people
Has many strict rules like the soup Nazi in Seinfeld, so line up and act like a humble peasant or they’re say, “No cake for you!”

Click on the link below for their Google Map page for the street view and/or other visitor’s photos. Afterwards, you can click the dedicated back button on Google Maps to view the destination on a full-screened Google Map for directions.​
Flügel Studio German cake


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