Across from Tunghai University, there is a vibrant street that boasts the plethora of trendy, inexpensive shopping choices, restaurants as well as art workshops, hence the name “Tunghai Arts Street.” Any passer-by strolling down the street could be the artists invited to grace this street with their artworks.
Tunghai Arts Street is full of surprises. For example, an adorable owl-themed pâtisserie offers homemade cookies that are delicious and decadent, while tea sets are offered for sale at Showa Teahouse hidden in a quaint little Japanese cottage. Afternoon tea choices are abundant here, including Rose House as well as Orange Car Coffee, a cat café where the resident cats are often found roaming around and seem happy about all the attention they get. The bustling square is home to a myriad of street performance and the iconic chain in Taichung — Chun Shui Tang Cultural Tea House.