Cafés in Beijing

Living in a fast paced city, a cup of coffee might help you relax in your leisure time. Besides Starbucks and UBC, there are a variety of cafés serving great coffee in Beijing. With cozy decoration style and tasteful coffee, those small Cafés are perfect a hide-away place. Here are some recommends that you can pay a visit.

unconditional-love-coffeUnconditional Love Coffee
Address: 42 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District
Tel: 010-5826 3652
Opening Hours: 8am-10.30pm daily
Price per Person: RMB50-80
Email: ulcoffeebeijing@gmail.com
Wifi: available.

Located next to the Today Art Museum, the Unconditional Love Coffee is a regular spot for art fans and locals. Featured with bohemian style, the café houses some of the best coffee in the city. Unconditional Love Coffee serves coffees, pasta, desserts, homemade ice cream, wine, whiskey and beer from Belgium, Germany and Australia. Recommended dishes include Momo’s Iced Tea, Italian soda, Italian sandwiches and the iced caramel mocha freddo.

cafe-zarahCafé Zarah
Address: 42 Gulou Dong Dajie, Dongcheng district
Tel: 010-84039807
Opening Hours: 10am- midnight, closed Tuesdays
Price per Person: RMB50-80
Website: http://www.cafezarah.com
Wifi: available.

With modern decorations and arts, the Café Zarah serves the city’s best ice-cream and espresso in a cozy surrounding. The owner of the café is a German and Chinese couple. Attracting many people, the seating here is quite limited so you should make a reservation before you go. Despite of the coffees, Café Zarah also serves a variety of European food and drinks, including Gouda and Camembert cheese, Croissants, Cooked eggs and Prosecco.

cafe-fisheye-1Fish-Eye Cafe
Address: S1-18, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-6417-2588
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm daily
Price per Person: RMB50-80
Website: http://www.fisheyecafe.com/
Email: hello@fisheyecafe.com
Wifi: available.

Coffee and lo-mo photography are the theme of Fish-Eye Café. With modern interior, the café serves great quality coffee imported from California. The coffees served here are made of seasonal coffee beans, which is mostly from Kenya, Costa Rica and Colombia.

Bocata beijingBocata
Address: 3 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-6417-5291
Opening Hours: 11am-midnight daily
Price per Person: RMB50-100
Website: http://www.fisheyecafe.com/
Email: hello@fisheyecafe.com
Wifi: available.

Bocata has gained a reputation among customers for its amazing sandwiches. Recommended options are Sausage with mustard, Tuna with salad and Beef with pepper. Other recommended dishes include Panino teca, Smoked pork, Chicken salad Panini, German sausage and Emmental and Brie.

cafe-story-garden-mask9Storygarden Café
Address: Tower D, Huayuanqiyehao, 15 Beizhan Beijing(near Jiamao Shopping Mall), Xicheng District
Tel: 010-8832 0741
Opening Hours: 10am-midnight daily
Price per Person: RMB30-50
Wifi: available.

Storygarden Café is a hot spot for young social media and web crowds. As a great hang out destination, the indoor and out door seating is usually full. The place is small but the food and drinks are quite good. Recommends are Saturday coffee schools, Peka Kucha-like salon offerings and Beta Camps.

sanlitun-village-element-freshElement Fresh
Address: S8-31, Sanlitun Village South, 19 South Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-6417-1318
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-11pm
Price per Person: RMB100-200
Website: http://www.elementfresh.com/
Email: quality@elementfresh.com
Wifi: available.

Element Fresh has two branches in Beijing, one is in Saniltun and the other is in Lido. The menu here is seasonal and is released every six months to ensure the freshness. The fresh juice and smoothies are very popular, and the tasty and huge lattes or cappuccinos are definitely worth a try. Recommended dishes here are Shrimp and mango spring rolls, The laffa bread salad or The vegetarian California hippie sandwich. Delivery is available.

cafe de sofaCafé de Sofa
Address: 12 Yindingqiao Hutong, Xicheng District
Tel: 010-6203-2905
Opening Hours: 11am-12am (closed Monday)
Price per Person: RMB100-200
Email: cafedesofa@gmail.com
Wifi: available.

As one of Houhai’s hidden gems, Café de Sofa is a great place for dating. The coffees served here are from various places, such as America, Italy, Japan and Vietnam. With simple decors, Café de Sofa creates a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Dishes here include breakfast, sandwiches, pastas and desserts. Handmade cookies are given to anyone who orders coffee.

8-1AT Café
Address: 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-6438-7264
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm daily
Price per Person: RMB100-200
Website: http://www.atcafe.com.cn/
Wifi: available.

Located near the Art Factory 798, the modern coffee house is owned by artist Huang Rui. The Illy coffee served here are excellent. Inside the café is exposed bricking, which creates a bohemian style. Try the tiramisu and enjoy your time.

backyard cafeBackyard Café
Address: 2 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-6464 7642
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9pm
Price per Person: RMB100-200
Website: http://www.atcafe.com.cn/
Wifi: available.

With an air and comfortable surrounding, the Backyard Café serves healthy menu containing all the types of nutrients. Besides the organic food, the coffees here are also with high quality. Recommends include homemade whole wheat sandwiches, baked vegetables, frittata, smoothies, chicken salad sandwich and the apple muffin.

Sculpting In TimeSculpting In Time
Address: 50 Maimai Jie, Xiangshan, Haidian District
Tel: 010-8259-8296
Opening Hours: 9.30am-11.30pm daily
Price per Person: RMB100-200
Wifi: available.

The owner of the café is a Taiwanese graduated from the Beijing Film Academy. Sculpting In Time serves excellent Illy coffee at a reasonable price. With wooden tables and movie posters inside, the café is definitely a great place to hang out. Try the bland sandwiches and marginal breakfast fare.

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