The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Haidian, Beijing

The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Haidian, Beijing | © amway6712426 / Pixabay
The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Haidian, Beijing | © amway6712426 / Pixabay
Photo of Fran Lu
1 February 2018

From Western brunches to Chinese morning dim sum, no matter if you work in Zhongguancun or study in Wudaokou, here are the best spots to spend a pleasant morning in west Beijing.

Sun Valley

Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, $$$
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There’s probably no better way to wake yourself up than with a fresh and healthy meal. Luckily, the Sun Valley restaurant and café in Zhongguancun is an ideal place for such light meals. It features mainly Western dishes, and you can feel free to choose coffee, fresh juices, or Chinese teas to go with your meal.

Taoyuan Village

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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The Taiwanese snack bar features classic breakfast dishes from Taiwan, such as richly flavored soy milk with original, jujube, and black tea flavors to choose from; sweet or savory bean jelly; and rice and peanut milk. It also has innovative snacks that combine the characteristics of Taiwanese food and overseas cuisine, such as the bacon sesame bun and Youtiao rice roll.

Breath Yard

Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean
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If you feel like beginning your day with a brunch out in nature, then Breath Yard, a restaurant hidden in a village in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing is your perfect destination. The fresh air, the greenery in the garden, and even the fact that the chef tailors the menu for all its guests, send out a magical soothing atmosphere that makes you want to stay a big longer.

The Steps Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican
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This bar that features Mexican food is one of the most popular brunch spots among residents in Wudaokou. Its salads, sandwiches, and pancakes are all served to be shared, all at very affordable prices. If it’s a weekend and you’ve got no plans afterwards, you can even order a mojito to enjoy along with your brunch.

Playking Pancake

Diner, Restaurant, Italian, Chinese
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Are you curious about the taste of durian pancakes? If so, here’s your chance to find out. The Playking Pancake is known across town for its signature durian pancake, which is said to be created by a Michelin three-star chef. Its pancakes have other flavors, too, like the seafood pancake and chicken pancake, so don’t worry if you are not a durian fan.