Await Cafe

Cafe in Beihai Park & Xicheng North

One of the loveliest cafes in this part of Běijīng, Await stands next to a church and its main room has the feeling of a small nave, with its high ceilings and cool, calm atmosphere. The coffee is heavenly, the homemade cheesecakes are divine, and it does a range of Western main courses too (pastas, pizzas, salads, soups).

There are three rooms – each lovingly furnished – spread over two floors, plus a small 3rd-floor terrace which is open in summer. There are plenty of power points, so it's a good workspace too.