Lotus Cafe & Bar

Cafe in Beihai Park & Xicheng North

At the top of the Pagoda Light hostel is this glass-enclosed rooftop cafe that overlooks the Miàoyīng Temple White Dagoba and surrounding hútòng. It's a smart, plant-filled space with designer furniture, good coffee, bottled beers and cocktails, as well as cakes, sandwiches and Western mains.