Tianyuankui Guesthouse

Chinese in Pingyao

With warm wooden furnishings and floral cushions, friendly staff, free wi-fi and soft music, this restaurant has an easygoing vibe that invites travellers to linger over their meals. The English iPad menu has photos of the dishes (a range of traditional favourites such as Píngyáo beef sit next to the usual meat, veg and tofu offerings) making ordering a snap.

It's a good place for an early-morning breakfast before other places open. There are also comfortable rooms (from ¥400) in the rear courtyard compound.