Da Xiao (Forbidden City)

  • Restaurants
  • Cafes & Teahouses
16 Shatan Houjie
Having been expelled from the hutongs just months after opening, the hip coffee roasters at Da Xiao have relocated to the eastern edge of Jingshan Park. The new digs are bigger and greener than the original blue Beixinqiao edition, and maybe we just resent change, but it didn’t feel quite as cool or cosy. There is however now the addition of bottled beers for evening drinks and – when we visited – a pretty free-for-all policy on BYO snacks or full takeaway meals. The coffee is still good and on the cheaper side for a trendy grind, and they let you choose between a Yunnan or an Ethiopian bean.
Venue name: Da Xiao (Forbidden City)
Opening hours: 9am-8.30pm daily
English address: 16 Shatan Houjie, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 东城区沙滩后街16号
  • 4 out of 5 stars

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