Taiwan is known for its 7-Elevens. We went to Taipei and went to an absolutely incredible 7-11. First we experienced the store with its enormous array of convenience items (ATMs, paying bills, electronics, a literal bookstore, etc), then we went onto the coffee and food.
There’s a gourmet coffee shop in here, people, with real baristas making Starbucks-quality latte art. You can sit and enjoy the coffee while you read a book.
And then the food! There’s an amazing variety of snacks and convenience foods, like sushi, instant ramen, an unbelievable number of bento boxes, hotpot, a huge bakery with all kinds of Asian baked goods, drinks from all over Asia like tea and Yakult, and of course tea eggs.
We had a real 3-course brunch for two, starting with fresh sweet potato (地瓜), moving onto hotpot (technically oden or 關東煮), and finishing with some killer tea eggs (茶葉蛋). Oh and by the way, this amazing lunch for two only cost $5 USD!!!