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Country Mother’s—American Brunch Country Mother’s

  • Category:Ex-pat Business Owners
  • PostDate:2022-05-25

"Country Mother’s American Brunch" on Fuqian road is the first choice for healthy brunch for many locals and a must-visit restaurant for many tourists. During dining hours, the 80-seat establishment is almost always full. The founder, James, is Canadian, and has named the restaurant because the bread and several sauce recipes have been handed down from his grandmother.

James worked as a chef in Vancouver, Canada for more than ten years, and later became the head chef of an American Mexican restaurant. However, seeking to experience a different lifestyle, he came to Taipei where he met Miss Guo, a girl from Hualien who taught English. Because of a deep love for Hualien and for its mountains and waters, in 2011 they returned to Hualien to open an American-style breakfast place while preparing for their marriage ceremony.

The restaurant site was originally deserted. After they rented it, as they wanted a natural and rustic atmosphere in the restaurant, they removed the compartments, rebuilt the brick wall and renovated the entire place all by themselves. It took more than eight months to complete the re-construction. The original low wall of red bricks remains in the restaurant.

There are three dining areas in the restaurant: one is decorated in the retro style; one is surrounded by glass windows and daylighting on three sides, and the third is a pet-friendly area. It turns out that James is a dog lover, and the walls are covered with photos of pets sent by friends. Pet owners may also dine at this restaurant with their pets in tow.

Country Mother’s has more than 30 delicious brunch choices, including specialty omelets, Mexican cuisine, sandwiches, French toast and muffins, and various salads. The restaurant also produces a large amount of European-style baked goods. The jam selection is particularly distinctive and includes mulberry jam, cinnamon applesauce, etc., all of which are handmade by the restaurant, healthy and delicious. Country Mother continues to develop brilliant brunch meals in the European and America styles, and will launch a new menu in the near future to offer customers an even wider array of choices.

James is a great fan of the mountains and rivers in Hualien. In his leisure time, he drives for three to fifty minutes and takes his wife to Taroko to see the rock walls and canyons of Swallow Grotto as well as the lively fish in Sanzhan Creek.

Country Mother’s

Address: 34, Fuqian Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County 970, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Tel: (03)823–6008