If you aren't in Beijing to party that doesn't mean you can't go out on the town and enjoy a nice beverage. How about trying one of Beijing's many cafes? These trendy, cultural and relaxed hot beverage spots are anything but boring, and you'll find serenity as well as great company in Beijing's best cafes.
The Bookworm casts a shadow over all other cafes in the city because it caters specifically to readers, thinkers and those seeking a chill place to freeload on wi-fi. You'll find chic foods reasonably priced, a fully stocked bar as well as a cafe-feel that allows patrons to spend the entire day there soaking in the smell of books.
Tasty Taste-- a relaxing place with fine decor and excellent coffee. You'll enjoy the Chinese teahouse feel applied to the coffee bean.
Not in the mood to drink anything at all then head to Comptoirs de France for some succulent chocolate. The smell alone is worth the trip and no one can walk in without falling victim to the chocolate cravings.
The Teahouse of Family Fu on Houhai Lake is a beautiful cultural teahouse where you can while away the hours drinking tea, chatting and spending time with high-quality people.
The other cafes listed here all specialize in serenity, fine coffee or tea, or a chic atmosphere where you can relax, read a good book or surf the net in peace. When you need to get out of the hotel anytime day or late night head to these chic cafes to take in a bit of the city while you work or read.
Sanlitun South Road
Nan San Li Tun Lu Si Lou (behind Pacific Century shopping center, near The Loft)
Book store, cafe and bar all in one... read more
Gongti Bei Men
Gongti Bei Men (on the southwest corner of Gongti Bei Lu and Gongti Xi Lu)
Excellent Coffee, romantic local... read more
102 China Central Place
89 Jianguo Lu (on the left side of the main walkway heading into the apartment complex)
Minwang Nan Hutong
Yuan Ming Yuan Dong Men Nei Bei Liu Jian Yuan
Hou Hai Xinan
Hou Hai Xibei An (northwest side of Hou Hai, next to Kong Yiji)
Adorable Ming-replica teahouse near Houhai Lake...
No. 66 Dongsi Jiutiao
31 Wu Dao Ying Hutong
(near the Lama Temple)
Great cafe with brilliant weekend brunch... read more
1F, Poly Plaza Hotel, 14 Dong Zhi Men South Avenue
Chao Yang District
Hotel teahouse with bamboo decor... read more
6 Gongti Xi Lu
East Side of Bellagio's