Yunnan in Dali

Méizi Jǐng

This charmingly authentic Bai restaurant is composed of three grey-brick courtyards each containing small seating nooks where you can feast on traditional local cuisine. The English menu features some erratic...

Yunnan in Dali

Duan's Kitchen

Now so popular that you can expect to queue for a table, this place is set around a cosy and cute courtyard. The dishes are an interpretation of Bai cuisine rather than 100% the real deal, but the ingredients are...

Cafe in Dali

Bakery No 88

Spread across two floors and with a small garden, this popular, smoke-free haven of tranquillity has excellent sandwiches, pastas and soups, all prepared with local produce, as well as fine breads and cakes. It...

International in Dali


Look for occasionally innovative combinations of all-organic Yunnan ingredients sourced from the proprietors' own farm outside Dali. It features an open kitchen, faux-rustic design and a large outside area to eat...

American in Dali


Busy, American-run diner with a traditional counter to sit around and a solid menu of properly cooked burgers, steaks, pasta and salad, as well as hefty, top-notch breakfasts. There's some outdoor seating in the...

Cafe in Dali

Sweet Tooth

Owned and run by a culinary arts graduate, the homemade ice cream and desserts here are simply inspiring. There’s also fine coffee, proper English tea and healthy fruit and yoghurt shakes. Breakfast is served...

International in Dali

Birdbar Cafe

There's a great, sun-filled upstairs area to lounge in over a coffee, tea or beer; the menu mixes western, Chinese and Japanese cuisine (all organic). The breakfasts are an especially good deal, as are the set...

Yunnan in Dali

Cāng Ěr Chūn

A little more expensive than some other Bai restaurants and with extremely brusque service, but the food is flavourful and authentic. The rǔbǐng (乳饼; goat’s cheese) is especially good here.