Cafe in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng


Great spot for lunch, especially in summer, located slap-bang in the middle of Sānlǐtún’s bar street and opposite Běijīng’s trendiest shopping area. As the name suggests, there’s a Spanish/Mediterranean theme to the…
Cafe in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng


A combination of a bar, cafe, restaurant, library and bookshop, the Bookworm is a Běijīng institution and one of the epicentres of the capital's cultural life. Much more than just an upmarket cafe, there are 16,000-…
Deli in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

April Gourmet

April Gourmet caters for Westerners craving a taste of home. Cheese, fresh bread, butter, wine, sauces, Western soups, coffee, milk, meats and frozen food are all available. This branch stays open till midnight.
Cafe in Temple of Heaven Park & Dōngchéng South


If you’re looking for a place to rest your legs after shopping or sightseeing in the area, then retreat to the 2nd floor of this citywide chain cafe opposite the east gate of the Temple of Heaven Park. It offers a w…
Cafe in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Timezone 8

A good place to take a break between galleries at 798 Art District, Timezone 8 does a Japanese menu of ramen and sushi, and a Western menu of pizzas and the like. There's quality beers on tap, or sake and sochu for …
Cafe in Summer Palace & Hǎidiàn

Bridge Café

Friendly, lively and light-filled place that’s a top spot for Western breakfasts and paninis, as well as home-made pasta and tasty pizzas, or coffee and drinks at any time of day or night. There's a popular open-mic…
Deli in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Chez Gérard

This tiny grocery store, located inside two adjacent shop fronts, is a decent place to grab picnic supplies. It stocks freshly baked breads, imported cheeses, a selection of cold meats, international packaged foods …
Cafe in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Pénghāo Cafe

Down an alleyway off a sleepy hútòng is this enchanting cafe within the Pénghāo Theatre. It has a lovely secluded rooftop seating area and cosy nooks, shaded by a 200-year-old tree which slices through part of the b…
Cafe in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Rager Pie

This tiny matchbox-sized cafe caters to the needs of expats craving homestyle pie. You can't go wrong with any of its delicious pecan, cherry and pumpkin pies, as well as the savoury selection. The coffee here is go…
Cafe in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Cafe Flat White

Set up by a New Zealander this trendy cafe roasts its own coffee and does single origins as well as its eponymous flat white. There's an excellent breakfast menu, and lunches including juicy burgers, meat pies, lamb…