Places to eat in Tamshui 淡水


Tamshui is located a distance away from the main city in Taipei and it is great place for a day trip to explore and to eat! Tamshui Old Street has a wide variety of food places and shops that sell souvenirs and food that you can bring back as well. So here's a list of food places that you can enjoy while you're exploring the area.

1. 白水cafe

tamshui cafe

This cafe is spacious and has 3 floors where customers can dine in comfort. The decor here can be quite adorable too! 

black sesame coffee

They have such a comprehensive menu that it was difficult to decide on what to order. Their staff are very friendly and made recommendations so we tried their black sesame coffee which was very fragrant and unique.

honey iced latte

The honey iced latte has a very interesting taste and the honey isn’t too sweet too!

peach oolong cake tamshui cafe

The peach oolong cake was light and fluffy and the cake is oolong while the peach part is the jam on top.

milk tea pancakes tamshui

白水 pancakes is actually bubble tea flavoured! The pancakes could be made fluffier but other than that this was good. The milk tea cream was surprisingly light and the pearls were chewy too!

Address: No. 14, Sanmin Street, Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 251
Opening hours: 9am-9pm daily

2. 麻吉奶奶鮮奶麻糬

fresh milk muah chee 麻吉奶奶鮮奶麻糬

This place sells fresh milk muah chee and it adds a difference to the overall taste. This is the peanut muah chee, the muah chee was cold and the peanut was fragrant.

fresh milk muah chee 麻吉奶奶鮮奶麻糬

I found the black sesame one to be more outstanding and I liked it more than the peanut muah chee. 

麻吉奶奶鮮奶麻糬 instructions

They give you instructions of how to cut up the muah chee at the back of their menu and it can be fun to do it too!

Address: No. 220, Zhongzheng Road, Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 251
Opening hours: 12-8.30pm daily

3. Milk shop


My friend was telling me milk shop has good milk and they really care about quality. Once they didn’t sell milk products because the cows didn’t produce enough or good enough milk! I got the brown sugar milk and it was really good. Plus I like their slogan too. They have multiple outlets around Taipei so you can check those out if you have no space for it in Tamsui.

Milk Shop
No.30, Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25158, Taiwan

4. Snacks along Fisherman's Wharf

tamshui wharf

The Fisherman's Wharf area has many snack shops such as dried squid and Taiwanese sausages that you can munch on while you walk around.

5. Vigor Kobo

vigor kobo tamshui

Vigor Kobo is one of the many different souvenir shops along Tamshui Old Street famous for their charcoal pineapple pastry 鳳梨酥. This area is a good place for sampling and buying the different snacks as well.

Vigor Kobo
Address: No.65, Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City
Opening hours: 11am-9pm daily

Tamsui really has a lot to offer and it's a nice place to enjoy if you need a short escape from the city too!