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8 Hepingli Nan Jie Xi Kou
For those in the know, there’s a side door through which to enter Corner, which literally takes up a small corner of a large garage just east of Ditan Park; those not in the know will probably aim for the 'entrance' sign, which will see you walking into a small office before being shepherded down a dark corridor like many guests before you.

In fact, the café and garage are co-owned, with the former’s industrial design borrowing heavily from the latter. On a gloomy day, the concrete floors, bright spotlights and metal furnishings won’t satisfy those looking for a cozy nook to spend an afternoon in, but the coffee is solid and the pour-overs feature a range of imported beans at lower prices than it’s hutong neighbours a few blocks away – an espresso will set you back 17RMB, and a latte just 25RMB.

Good for Bold architecture and good value drinks
Eat this Yet another over-sweetened tiramisu (35RMB)
Coffee and a cake for two 120RMB
Venue name: Corner
Opening hours: 8.30am-9.30pm daily
English address: Qiche Fuwu Tiyan Zhongxin 8 Hepingli Nan Jie Xi Kou Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 东城区和平里南街西口甲8号B汽车服务体验中心1层
  • 4 out of 5 stars