A surprisingly spacious café, and bigger than any actual living room we’ve seen in Beijing, this place is a community centre for coffee lovers; Living Room hosts meetups for enthusiasts and wannabe baristas, which could include you if you’re inspired by the impressive old-school coffee roaster they have on site. There’s a wide range of coffees and caffeinated drinks detailed on a very silly translucent menu, as well as plenty of snacks, although most of the edibles were unavailable on the day we visited. The coffee itself is full of flavour and reasonably priced – 28RMB for a very good americano – and the laidback vibes here are worth hanging around in.
Good for Learning about different types of coffee; working, at one of the large communal tables.
Eat this A decent array of sandwiches are on the menu (35RMB)
Tiananmen Square, Qianmen, Deyuan kaoya
Coffee and cake for two Around 120RMB