WENDEL’S GERMAN BAKERY AND BISTRO
No. 28, Lane 260, GuangFu S. Rd.
MRT: SYS Memorial Hall
website: wendels-bakery.com English, Chinese and German
hours: 9AM – 10PM
visits reviewed: 12/7/2010 and 5/5/2011
The first time I tried anything of Wendel’s was at one of the TAS Food Fairs, where I devoured a small plate of sauteed mushrooms after waiting in a long line. So when I saw the familiar looking logo in the DaAn district, I was pleasantly surprised and excited to get to try out more from Taipei’s famous German bakery.
huge slices of Vienna apple cake, berry almond pudding, blueberry crumb cake or banana cake…
house specialty bretzels (aka pretzels)…
Even though I was full from lunch elsewhere, I still ended up with a bag full of goodies. Wendel’s banana bread was marked a best seller and for good reason, the sweetness comes from mashed bananas and was moist and cake-like. I didn’t like the olive focaccia, as much as the olive bread from Maison Keyser or Original Bakery, as I found it a tad dry, but I found myself addicted to the bretzel which was chewy and salty.
I definitely want to check out the dine in menu sometime, either for breakfast or lunch. Wendel’s also offers seasonal specials, such as christmas cookies, turkey baskets and gingerbread house activities for Christmas, or special cakes for Mother’s Day.
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(02) 2831-4592 – deli
(02) 2831-4415 – bistro
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