Pingtung is a place where tradition and modernity meet, and the following featured restaurants and coffee shops are no exception. What are on offer are not only creative contemporary desserts, but also the simple natural flavors of traditional sweet treats that have been served and celebrated for decades. Visitors can sure satisfy both eyes and taste buds while enjoying old and new delights, so don’t miss out on all the sweet sensations Pingtung has up its hospitable sleeve!
Open：13:00-18:00 Closed on Tue.
Add：No. 112, Chongchao 1st Rd., Pingtung City, Pingtung County, Taiwan
With an owner who relies on wholesome natural ingredients rather than artificial colorants or additives, Dessert & Café creates a range of vibrant, original, fresh-baked, and high-quality goods daily. Customers at this charming little bakery can savor satisfaction in every single bite.
Lili Cake House
Look out for this old red-brick house converted into a bakery, where a limited amount of handmade daily baked goodies guarantees its customers ultimate freshness. Handmade desserts and various daily specials should also ensure a baker’s dozen of pleasant surprises.
Open:09:00-18:00,Closed on Mon.
Add:No. 16, Yongcheng, Pingtung City, Pingtung County, Taiwan
mimi köri ミミ
Nothing beats the scorching sun in Pingtung like a refreshing bowl of icy dessert, so keep your eyes open for the cute little blue sign beside the wooden front door. Apart from indulging in all kinds of cool and colorful treats, visitors will also find plenty of adorable little Japanese accessories inside this simple and rustic haven from the heat.
Add:No. 171, Minxiang Rd., Pingtung City,Pingtung County, Taiwan
Hou Hou Yi Pian
With a catchy name that foodies might be tempted to translate as "Big Fat Slice", this cozy little pink and white eatery packs a big mouthful. Picture super thick slices of crispy toast, a rich milky aroma, and a range of toothsome toppings and spreads, and you’ll see why it’s the perfect choice for a decadent afternoon tea.
Open：11:00-19:00，Closed Mon & T ue
Add：No. 801-1, Guangdong Rd., Pingtung City,Pingtung County, Taiwan
Hot Shaved Ice
Imagine full, round and delectably chewy sticky rice balls ("tangyuan"), along with other tender and scrumptious cooked ingredients, all covered with silky snowflake shaved ice and topped with tasty brown sugar syrup. If you can, resist stirring this heaven-in-a-bowl and rather start from the bottom then work your way up. That way, you can savor both hot and cold melting in your mouth with every bite.
Add：Roundabout on Xinsheng Rd., ChaozhouTownship, Pingtung County, Taiwan
Mung Bean Garlic
Mung Bean Garlic gets its name from the fact that fully-cooked dehulled mung beans look very much like finely-chopped garlic. Dried longan fruit and brown sugar are added to make this delightful dish more filling. The recipe being a remnant from a time when rice was an expensive luxury. Though it’s a tradition in Hengchun to enjoy sweet mung bean hot, another popular option is to serve it on ice with homemade brown-sugar syrup as a host of other delicious toppings.
Open:平日09:30-16:30 ，假日 09:00-17:00 ，週三公休
Open:09:30~16:30 on weekdays, 09:00~17:00 on weekends and holidays; closed on Wed
Add:屏東縣車城鄉福安路3 之36 號 ( 正黃家)
Add:No. 3-36, Fu’an Rd., Checheng Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan (Huang's)
Spoon in Pocket
Stylish light industry decorations add a funky modern tinge to this centuryold building, where you’ll also find delicious food and colorful drinks, along with their signature ice creams. Once you’re full of heavenly flavors, be sure to take a walk and explore the heavenly backyard as well!
Add:No. 192, Zhongshan Rd., Hengchun Township,Pingtung County, Taiwan
A stylishly remodeled old house, Kitchen Swell’s craftily mismatched furniture, dim lighting, and mottled walls definitely make it stand out from the crowd. Combining local ingredients and laidback southern charm, it’s a restaurant, bakery, ice cream parlor and grocery store all rolled into one, which means there’s a little something to suit every palate.
Open:一樓營業時間 Opening hours of 1F：烘焙坊Bakery 11:00-20:30/冰淇淋Ice cream shop 11:00-20:00 天井下的約會- 波波飲品室 Drinks 12:00-17:00
Open:二樓餐廳營業時間Opening hours of 2F restaurant：午餐Lunch 11:30-14:30/下午茶 Afternoon Tea 15:00-17:00/晚餐 Dinner 17:30-21:00
Add：No. 88, Guangming Rd., Hengchun Township, Pingtung County,Taiwan
The hot and humid climate in Pingtung makes it ideal for growing cacao. It was during the period of Japanese occupation that visiting officials first tried to plant cacao seeds brought over from Indonesia. Processing techniques at the time, however, were sadly not sophisticated enough to ensure an agricultural breakthrough, and the practice gradually declined. This continued until just over a decade ago when local Neipu farmer, Qiu Mingsong, first succeeded in cultivating cacao on a larger scale after introducing personallyobtained foreign cacao seeds. Mr. Qiu was also the first to pioneer successful chocolate production in Taiwan, leading the way for other producers in the Neipu and Wanluan areas and sparking the industry’s recent rise.
Support from the local Pingtung County government has further assisted this growth, helping not only to ensure a healthy and fully developed bean-to-bar supply chain, but also to establish Pingtung as the home of Taiwanese chocolate. The latter has since snagged numerous awards in various international competitions, thereby firmly placing Pingtung cacao and Taiwan chocolate on the world map.