A sunny stop in this embassy district pasticceria might just transport you wistfully to a border village of northern Italy and southern France. This is as Mediterranean as it gets in Beijing, with milky marble and creamy leather providing the perfect environment for an espresso (18RMB) and a mini pastry (7RMB each). The coffee here is nothing to write home about but it matches the bar for any similar pour in the area, and the baked goods selection is well worth investigating; dozens of miniatures, a promising selection of bigger cakes and high-quality fresh pastries – buy one get one free after 5pm – make Da Giuliano a one-stop shop for a European sugar hit.
Good for Feeling both sophisticated and carb-loaded at the same time
Eat this Delicate mini pastries (7RMB)
What’s nearby Embassies, In and Out restaurant, the quieter side of Sanlitun
Coffee and a slice of cake 65RMB