You'll find cycling’s best cafés in the most unlikely places

Bikes, Belgian beers and brilliant coffee – that'll be Taiwan then.

We all have an idea of our perfect café stop. For many Brits this means riding out the best builder’s tea and bacon butties, while our more sophisticated European brethren pedal in search of the perfect cappuccino or espresso. One place I never expected to find the greatest coffee outside of Milan and that’s Taichung City in Taiwan....

The 136 CafféTerry is owned and managed by Terry,  a cycling obsessive who prides himself on his collection of memorabilia and super cool fixed wheel bikes, but also has a side project building super cool one off  bikes for his cycling obsessed customers. His current project is a small wheel custom bike running classic early eighties Dura-Ace and he's just completed his own ultra light scandium Canyon replete with custom built Zipp wheels and bespoke finishing kit. He'll be riding this in the Taichung hill climb, a 61km super steep Sunday morning blast. 

CaffeTerry is frequented  by both the road race and fixie crowd and it's not uncommon to find the place littered with engineers and management from the likes of Giant and Merida (Taiwan’s two biggest bike manufacturers) So, however unlikely it may seem, if you ever find yourself riding through the neon streets of downtown Taichung City get along to 422 Daying St, Nantun district, for the perfect espresso or the finest imported Belgian beers… 

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