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7 Zhichun Lu
Journeys to the west of the city are a rarity for many, but the jaunt to Dotcom is worth the trip alone. Housed in the eponymous Dotcom Space, it’s a fairly bustling habitat in which to set down for a few hours, and over a capacious ground floor and two mezzanine levels, there’s all sorts of nooks to get sh*t done in. The space makes all the aesthetic nods du jour, sells Georg Jensen homeware and buzzes with the air of a coworking space. The coffee’s good too – we back their espresso poured over milk, the Hug (30RMB) – but how about the mantra? 'Not just coffee', and with 3D printing and actual robot waitstaff, they’re not joking.

Good for Working; reading sleek design books; robots serving ice cream.
What you’re drinking The kale-packed chicken caesar salad, excellent value at 35RMB.
What’s nearby Universities, lots of ‘em.
Venue name: Dotcom
Opening hours: 8.30am-8pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-5.30pm Sat-Sun
English address: First floor, Building D, Zhizhen Mansion, 7 Zhichun Lu, Haidian district
Chinese address: 海淀区西土城知春路北航致真大厦西北角D座1层
  • 4 out of 5 stars

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