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The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Haidian, Beijing

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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, $$$

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.

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Bar, Bistro, Cafe, Restaurant, American

The Wudaokou in Haidian District is one of the biggest concentrations of overseas students in Beijing, and LUSH is the base camp of the Wudaokou overseas students. Thus, it basically goes without saying how good the food and drinks at LUSH are.

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Taoyuan Village

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$

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.

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Lan Fong Yuen

Restaurant, Chinese

Lan Fong Yuen is one of the oldest Cantonese restaurants in Beijing. It is the go-to place for west Beijingers who are craving dim sum. Don’t expect exceedingly warm service, though, as the restaurant abides by the clichéd rule that local restaurants with good food usually lack very thoughtful service.
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Breath Yard

Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean

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.
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The Steps Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican

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.

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Playking Pancake

Diner, Restaurant, Italian, Chinese

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.

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Jin Ding Xuan

Restaurant, Chinese

Jin Ding Xuan is a famous Cantonese budget chain restaurant in Beijing. It’s slightly different depending on which location you visit. This one in the Jinyuan Shopping Center is called South and North Snack Bar, which features signature snacks from across the nation. The restaurant is open 24/7.

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These recommendations were updated on February 1, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.