An off the eaten track cafe specializing in organic fare and fine pizzas sporting toppings from their own Shunyi farm. The bagels and daily breakfast are not to be missed either.
What’s behind that obscure green metal door on the unremarkable market street Sanjiefang? The answer: the freshest, most feelgood food in Beijing. Seriously. The source is Shunyi’s Green Cow Organic Farm. Husband-and-wife team Shan En and Lejen Chen started the farm nine years ago when they were struggling to find quality produce for their new restaurant, Mrs Shanen’s. Soon they found themselves with acres of organic greens, heritage breeds of chickens and pigs and a flourishing, community-supported agriculture programme.
With top-tier produce sorted, Mrs Shanen’s has been killing it for what seems like forever now. It built its reputation on the kind of honest diner fare you’d get from a family-run joint in smalltown America, and this is exactly what you’ll find behind that green metal door on Sanjiefang at Green Cow City Café, the couple’s latest venture.
Don’t even think about not getting a bagel. Freshly toasted and warm, these guys are strong contenders for best bagel in the city. Shan En and Chen have got nearly two decades of baking under their belts and you can taste it in the imp