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By Carina Koen  /  Staff Reporter

The new branch of Wendel’s Bakery and Bistro, located on Taipei City’s Ruiguang Road, held its grand opening on Tuesday.

Photo: Carina Koen, Taipei Times

An old stalwart that needs no introduction to Taipei gastronomes and lovers of all types of excellent bread, pastries, pasta dishes, German food and authentic delicacies has opened a new branch.

Wendel’s German Bakery and Bistro, which already boasts a flagship store with beer garden and deli on Taipei’s Zhongshan North Road, and two other branches in the capital, has taken a bold leap to the very heart of Neihu Technology Park.

Situated across the road from a verdant park, the outlet excels in providing a cozy bistro-like atmosphere in a spacious setting filled with natural light. The open kitchen is a real treat — apart from being able to watch the chefs prepare Wendel’s signature dishes, the aromas floating from that area are guaranteed to make the mouth water.

Regular specials, as well as a daily happy hour, have already made the new store a fixture in the district.

The grand opening of Wendel’s Neihu branch was held on Tuesday at 1pm with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

To celebrate, Wendel’s is offering menu specials this week, with several main options — like half a grilled free-range chicken, farmer-style schnitzel and flammkuchen — coming with a pasta on the house. And, of course, no hearty meal would be complete without ending on a sweet note in the form of Wendel’s delectable cakes and pastries.

Address: 11, Alley 22, Ln 513, Ruiguang Rd, Taipei City (台北市瑞光路513巷22弄11號).

Wendel’s is a short walk from Xihu MRT Station (西湖捷運站), Exit 2.

Open Monday through Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm (last orders at 8pm) and Saturday and Sunday from 9am (with breakfast until 1pm) to 9pm.

All major credit cards are accepted.

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