Alley Coffee

Cafe in Forbidden City & Dongcheng Central

Perfect for a coffee break after a visit to the Forbidden City or Jǐngshān Park, this cute, traveller-friendly courtyard cafe, diagonally opposite Jīngshān Park’s east gate, has English-speaking staff and fresh coffee (from ¥28), overpriced cold beer and a mix of Chinese and Western food, including breakfast fry-ups (until 11am). Also rents bikes (per day ¥50, deposit ¥600) and has free wi-fi.