# A Sanlitun SOHO
San Li Tun
NileGuide Expert tip:
Stick to the chocolate
This cafe and deli offers simple sandwiches, snacks and cakes. While the offerings are decent, they don't stand up against some of the more impressive bakeries and delis in town, especially given the prices. A RMB30 club sandwich has spam rather than real meat, and cakes and cookies seem less sweet than full of cheap flour (perhaps the reason for the venue's name?). Still, if you're in the area and in need of a sugar high this isn't a horrible option, and although other bakeries in Sanlitun do it better, this unique find perfectly caters to Chinese who enjoy western food but don't like the authentic stuff.
Chocolate is one of their specialties, with a few delicious cakes, candies and cookies that make even chocolate snobs quake with glee. The brownie, chocolate cake and banana rum chocolate cake are all winners on the chocolate front.