IOU Cafe Handmade Ice Cream & Afternoon Tea (Da’an, Taipei) | IOU 手工冰淇淋&下午茶 (台北大安)

IOU Cafe Ice Cream Taipei 手工冰淇淋台北

Located just steps from trendy Yongkang street and Dongmen MRT station, IOU Cafe sells house-made gelato, frozen yogurt, soft-serve and sorbet, as well as several popular afternoon tea treats and classic Taiwan-style sweets such as snowflake ice, mango ice and waffles. There are several ice creams made with local ingredients such as Maokong Tieguanyin tea and Taiwanese Irwin mangoes. They also offer exotic flavours such as dark chocolate and cherry, which are made with imported ingredients.

位於觀光熱點永康街,離捷運東門站沒有幾步的IOU手工冰淇淋&下午茶,賣的是自家手工義式冰淇淋、優格、霜淇淋以及雪酪,並有多種流行下午茶點心及台灣經典甜食,比如雪花冰、芒果冰、現烤鬆餅等等。冰淇淋有些口味是當地食材做的,比如貓空鐵觀音茶葉跟台灣愛文芒果,還有提供用進口食材做的口味,比如濃巧克力,酒釀櫻桃等等異國口味。

IOU ice cream Taipei |台北IOU 手工冰淇淋&下午茶
Afternoon tea at IOU | IOU 下午茶 (source)

IOU is mainly an afternoon tea cafe – a place where you can sit for a while, chat with friends, and enjoy some beautiful desserts with fresh fruit tea. The waffles here smelled amazing – I bet they’re delicious!

IOU以下午茶系列為主,可以來這裡最一會兒,一邊跟朋友聊天一邊享用漂亮的點心配新鮮水果茶。鬆餅太香,應該很好吃!

IOU Cafe Ice Cream Taipei 手工冰淇淋台北

The shop was originally located on Yongkang street, but recently moved to Lishui street. To be honest, I found the music here quite loud – the pumping dance music made me feel like I was in a nightclub. Also, the colour scheme is quite aggressive. It would be a little exhausting to spend a long time here. However, the distinctive design makes for some great photos.

本店本來位於永康街,最近搬到麗水街。說實話,我覺得IOU的音樂有點太大聲,像夜店一樣,還有牆壁顏色設計很搶眼,待久了可能會有點累人。可是這樣有特色的設計還很適合拍照。

IOU Cafe Ice Cream Taipei 手工冰淇淋台北

IOU often has special deals. This time I came alone, not knowing that they had a buy-one-get-one deal on soft-serve ice cream cones! Too bad. The flavours of the day were kiwi and chocolate. I’ve never had kiwi soft-serve before – it sounds great. Next time I’ll definitely bring a friend to experience IOU with me!

IOU常常有優惠特價活動,我這一次是一個人來的,沒想到本店有霜淇淋買一送一優惠活動,太可惜了!當天的霜淇淋有奇異果跟巧克力。我沒有吃過奇異果霜淇淋,聽起來很不錯。下次一定要帶朋友來,多體驗一下IOU店員的美食手藝!

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Many of Taiwan’s artisanal ice cream shops don’t offer free samples, but you can sample the ice creams at IOU. I sampled the top three flavours first. Number one is fresh yogurt, and number two is Tieguanyin latte. They were both very good, but a little too sweet for me, so I asked the staff to help me find a less-sweet one and he recommended Earl Grey milk tea, the third most popular flavour.

台灣手工冰淇淋店很少允許試吃,可是在IOU冰淇淋可以試吃的。我先試吃了前三名賣最好的口味。第一名為鮮奶優格,第二是鐵觀音拿鐵。兩個都好吃,可是有點甜,我問店員幫我選比較微甜的,他就建議我選伯爵奶茶,就是本店第三熱門口味。

IOU Cafe Ice Cream Taipei 手工冰淇淋台北

Earl Grey milk tea really was quite mild, not too sweet, with a mainly milky flavour. The Earl Grey flavour is fairly subtle. Although it looks icy and granular in the photo, the texture is actually quite smooth and creamy. Still, you can feel that they use powdered tea leaves instead of brewed tea to make the ice cream. Overall it’s a very light and refreshing ice cream. Priced at $95 NT per scoop, it’s not a budget choice, but it’s light, local, and tasty! The portion size is also quite small, so this is a good choice for people who only want a little taste of something sweet.

伯爵奶茶冰淇淋真的算微甜的,鮮奶的味道為主,伯爵茶葉的香味比較微妙。雖然照片上看起來冰沙沙的,可是口感吃起來蠻綿密。茶葉是用抹的方式處理的,有稍微顆粒的口感。總之算是蠻清淡的冰淇淋。 定價為$95NT/球,這不算平價選擇,但還是清爽可口,有時當地食材做的!份量不大,很適合喜歡吃少量甜食物的朋友。

IOU Cafe Ice Cream Taipei 手工冰淇淋台北

IOU Cafe Handmade Ice Cream & Afternoon Tea | IOU Cafe 手工冰淇淋&下午茶專賣店

Address: 16 Lishui Street, Da’an district, Taipei
Phone: 02 2358 7771
MRT: Dongmen Station, exit 5
Website: www.facebook.com/IouCafe

地址:台北市大安區麗水街16號
電話:02 2358 7771
捷運:東門站五號出口
網站www.facebook.com/IouCafe

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