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The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Xicheng, Beijing

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Updated: 28 April 2018
Translated as “West City,” the Xicheng District covers the old Beijing town west to the Forbidden City. It harbors quite a few internationally well-known tourist attractions, such as Shichahai, Beihai, and Jingshan parks, the Xidan commercial district, and the west part of Qianmen. After Xuanwu District was merged into Xicheng in 2010, Niujie, Beijing’s largest concentration of Muslim people, now also belongs to Xicheng, which makes the district even more delicious than before, with the addition of all that great halal food that is such a big part of Beijing cuisine.

Xingyuan Restaurant

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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Xingyuan, the Apricot House, is a time-honored brand that specializes in shaved noodles in Beijing. Its signature dish, stew noodles, is famous for the chewy noodles and the intense and rich meat sauce. Its breakfast menu is only richer than the all-day menu, with a range of typical Beijing breakfast snacks on offer, such as sugar steamed roll, salty tofu pudding and wonton.
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Ziguang Yuan

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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The Beijing cuisine restaurant Ziguang Yuan opens at 10 a.m., but the small breakfast shop at the front of the restaurant begins to welcome customers as early as 6 a.m. Some locals who don’t live nearby pay a special visit to the restaurant in the early morning, just to have a taste of its meat buns, yangzatang (lamb haggis soup) or miancha.

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Laohuihui Snacks

Restaurant, Chinese, Halal, $$$
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People who know written Chinese will instantly know what type of food the restaurant specializes in, as the “huihui” in the restaurant’s name has been the nickname for Hui people since the Ming and Qing dynasties. Here you can have lvdagunr, wandouhuang, and aiwowo, all traditional halal Beijing snacks, as well as the famous sugar steamed roll (tanghuajuan) with sugar, which because of its look is hailed as “Chinese Dirty Dirty Bread.”
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Heiyaochang Street Tangyoubing

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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The restaurant is unassumingly located on Heiyaochang Street, and opens only for three and a half hours in the morning (four and a half on weekends), but it never stops foodies from flowing to it everyday. What attracts them is the restaurant’s signature snack, the deep-fried Chinese pancake with sugar, which is fried to perfection with crispy outside and chewy inside. What’s more, the price of the pancake is only three yuan (less than one US dollar). The restaurant also provides free, unlimited pickled carrot floss.

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Laoman Baodu and Roast Beef and Lamb

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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Few ways to begin a day are more typical of Beijing than having a breakfast of baodu (a halal tripe dish that is a representative of Beijing cuisine), and Laoman is one of the best places in town for baodu. The restaurant is also known for other dishes that feature offals, for example yangzatang (lamb haggis soup). Apart from those, customers can also buy roast beef and lamb here, either to eat in or take away.

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Tang Palace

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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Have had enough of Beijing-style breakfasts? Don’t worry, the profoundness of Chinese food culture means that you can have a different kind of breakfast every day for 365 days a year. Among all the Chinese cuisines, the Cantonese morning tea is most famous for breakfast and brunch nationally. Here at Tang Palace, you can have exquisitely cooked shrimp dumplings, grilled pork steamed buns, and other kinds of dim sum, while experiencing the atmosphere of a traditional morning tea restaurant in Guangdong Province without having to travel that far.

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Win House

Restaurant, American, $$$
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As vintage as the Xidan shopping area may look, it’s after all a shopping area, and does have one or two good Western brunch spots to boast. The Win House is one of them, with an all-day brunch on offer. It’s got one of the best eggs Benedict in Beijing, which according to local foodies has soft boiled eggs that go just right with the spinach and mushrooms below, and its creamy clam and mushroom soup is worth trying, too.

Win House of Egg Benedict

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