Chifeng Street in Taipei, home to coffee shops, boutiques, and car repair shops. The newcomers have pushed up rents, and the garages may be forced out. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS Chifeng Street in Taipei, home to coffee shops, boutiques, and car repair shops. The newcomers have pushed up rents, and the garages may be forced out. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS
Chifeng Street in Taipei, home to coffee shops, boutiques, and car repair shops. The newcomers have pushed up rents, and the garages may be forced out. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS

Mechanics and macchiatos: coffee shops infiltrate street of car repair workshops in Taipei, Taiwan

  • Coffee shops, bars and clothes stores have moved into narrow Chifeng Street in Taiwan’s capital city, a place known until now for its car repair shops
  • Their presence draws plenty of Taipei folk and tourists – but is driving up rents and could pricing the mechanics out of the street

Topic |   Taiwan
Chifeng Street in Taipei, home to coffee shops, boutiques, and car repair shops. The newcomers have pushed up rents, and the garages may be forced out. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS Chifeng Street in Taipei, home to coffee shops, boutiques, and car repair shops. The newcomers have pushed up rents, and the garages may be forced out. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS
Chifeng Street in Taipei, home to coffee shops, boutiques, and car repair shops. The newcomers have pushed up rents, and the garages may be forced out. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS
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