Recently I took a day trip from Taipei to Toucheng. My main goal was to visit the new Starbucks there. It’s only a few minutes walk from Toucheng station, so it’s quite convenient to access. The outside is very interesting (designed to look like a cruise ship) and the inside feels large and spacious. The second floor features panoramic windows, giving you a nice view of the surrounding area, and letting in a lot of natural light.
At first it seemed like a great place to work from. Very fast WiFi, power outlets, and lots of seating options. The early morning time was nice and quiet. However, even on a weekday, it got very crowded and busy towards mid-day. Lots of people were coming in to have a look and take photos. There were even 3 full tour busses parked outside, seemingly using the Starbucks as a coffee and bathroom break. The noise level got so loud that we decided it was time to pack up and go for lunch.
Overall, a fun place to visit and take some photos, but unfortunately it’s probably still too new to actually be a useful place to work from.