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Jhai Men Café

Traveler rating:4 134 Reviews

Sunday:10:30 – 22:00




TEL +886-6-2110508
Open Hours Sunday:10:30 – 22:00
Monday:11:00 – 20:30
Tuesday:11:00 – 20:30
Wednesday:11:00 – 20:30
Thursday:11:00 – 20:30
Friday:11:00 – 20:30
Saturday:10:30 – 22:00
(Please contact the industry for the actual price)


Established more than 20 years ago, this restaurant is also known as "Narrow Door Café" as its main entrance is only 38cm wide. As you walk up its steps decorated by flowers and plants, you will feel like you are walking up to a café in paradise. As you enjoy the outside greenery and cozy interior decor, you will no doubt feel that this is one of the most relaxing corners in the world.



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Traveler rating:4.0 134 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 4 Terrible
  2. 6 Poor
  3. 26 Average
  4. 47 Very good
  5. 43 Excellent

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  1. 14 Families
  2. 28 Couples
  3. 21 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 46 Friends
  • Piggogo

    Unique and old school style

    Traveler rating:5 2019-02

    Firstly, the entrance itself, towards the staircase to go up, is so unique! It is so narrow some of us have to turn sideways, breathe in and go through. The interior design is very old school, with wooden floor and old wooden furniture. However, they serve good drinks and I had Lei Cha which I had to grind it by following instructions. Interesting place!
  • 481haraldv

    Traveler type:


    35 mins for your cup of coffee

    Traveler rating:1 2018-11

    The entrance is cool but the service very slow and coffee not the quality you expect for this high price.
  • hoseaho

    Beijing, China

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel


    Traveler rating:4 2018-09

    耶穌基督說:「你們要進窄門」,喔,真的是窄門,真的很窄! 「你們要進窄門。因為引到滅亡,那門是寬的,路是大的,進去的人也多。引到永生,那門是窄的,路是小的,找著的人也少。」 105年4月造訪,只參觀外觀!確實很窄,而且「門窄、路小」確實差點走過,「找著的人也少」……險些走過,突然感覺不對,猛的一轉頭,不經意間發現了窄門咖啡。 其實想進去,但這門比我肩都窄,我又背著大包,都不知怎麼進去。門口打卡拍照算了! 當時還有個疑問,裡面的東西陳設怎麼辦進去的?後來心想,肯定有別的門呀! strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
  • windowshoppingfreek

    City Oasis

    Traveler rating:4 2018-07

    Busy waitresses are catching up the order fulfillment. All others has no haste. Time stops momentarily after you enter the narrow door. It’s a renovated house that keeps the old time Tainan mood. Food and drinks are average but you don’t come here for Michelin stars but to realize where you are or where you’re from. Good spot to stop by for a coffee break.
  • danschaumann

    Toronto, Canada

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Very unique setting with a genuinely narrow door but average food & drink

    Traveler rating:3 2018-03

    I went to the Narrow Door Cafe twice during my trip to Tainan (I stayed next door at the CaoJi Book Inn). I was immediately attracted to it by its name and the fact that the alleyway to access the cafe is genuinely narrow, you have to squeeze your way through until you reach the staircase. Upon entry to the cafe you're immediately struck by its coziness - the colour scheme is warm, there are some interesting trinkets adorning the wall and the restroom is at the end of a peaceful little outdoor garden. The menu is mostly made up of drinks (tea & coffee) with a limited number of snacks available. Both times I went I was disappointed with the tea I ordered, they were presented well but they were almost undrinkably sweet. Service was slow considering there were only a handful of customers there. It's absolutely worth a visit for the interesting setting, but don't expect wonders from the menu.

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