Café De La Poste
This exceptional temple is a glittering attraction in Běijīng’s Buddhist firmament. If you only have time for one temple (the Temple of...
Confucius Temple & Imperial College
An incense stick’s toss away from the Lama Temple, China’s second-largest Confucian temple has had a refit in recent years, but the...
A small-scale brewer set up by a local podcaster, Flow Brew does three of its own beers on tap. The pale ale is the standout; it also...
Jiānbing Savoury Pancake Vendor
Hole-in-the-wall stall selling jianbing (煎饼; savoury pancakes).
58 Yonghegong Dajie; 雍和宫大街58号 · interesting places nearby
Café De La Poste information
Just down the street from the Lama Temple, this long-time expat favourite, with a relaxed vibe and friendly service, is Běijīng's original French bistro. A small bar area opens into an intimate, nicely lit dining space, and the food (unlike many French restaurants) is unpretentious, affordable and authentic.
The steaks (from ¥60) are impressive cuts of meat, but there's also a good vegetarian selection, as well as imported French cheeses and delicious homemade desserts. There's a set lunch during the week, brunch at weekends, and an impressive wine list, including inexpensive house French wines for ¥90 per bottle. The bar stays open late and has clientele spilling out onto the pavement in summer.