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Cafe Zarah

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Gulou Dongdajie 42, Beijing, China
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+86 10 8403 9807
10:00 - 00:00
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145 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

great sunday brunch.. simple and effective, but these guys need to get a new egg chef. 30 mins for an omelette.. next time i will order in advanced. cool little market in the courtyard. great on a sunny day...

Thank kiwiawayMelbourne
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place after seeing some great reviews and seeing some good reviews in our guide. Definitely worth a visit, fillet steak great!

Thank Ammar I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Brunch last sunday and it was amazing. Never thought that we would find something so good european in China. There was nothing missing in the buffet. You could choose between avocado salad and guacomole, really tasty bread, cheese, fruits, cakes, omelette and a lot of more things. With 198 rmb (incl. one drink) it is not that... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

OK, you are in the real heart of Beijing, desperate for a glass of wine or good coffee. This is a very pleasant young family run establishment, popular with local western students and pretty good for the jaded traveller looking for a wee tipple. Easy walking distance from our Inn, the Courtyard 7 Hotel, a nice selection of Italian, Chiiean... More 

Thank John C
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent coffee (try the vietnamese coffee), pretty tasty food, usually wonderful photographs on exhibit, beautiful courtyard.. But. The main hall is a great place to sit, and the refreshing jazz music helps - and it fills up with lazy expats really quickly in the day, and if you go there in the afternoon, you're consigned to the back room, which... More 

Thank Ripunjay A
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I found out about Cafe Zarah from a friend of mine, and decided to try it out. I was able to choose my seat, the staff were very accommodating & they can speak a little English too! I ordered a Caramel Macchiato, a Cappuccino & a Muesli for brunch. They offer Brunch & Dinner, and they also have wine. Wifi... More 

1 Thank Janelle L
Cape Town, South Africa
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Cafe Zarah is a haven for locals and expats alike offering excellent coffee and a good menu. The staff are always friendly and inviting . Many expats work from here online and now with bigger venue there is more than enough space for people to hang out here most of the day ! Brunch with a glass of prosecco ,... More 

Thank FranB68
New Orleans, Louisiana
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoying coming to this cafe and working. Wifi is acceptable, coffee normally quite good. However, was extremely disappointed with the food. They have some Mexican promotion going on right now. As it's quite cold I tried the soup. It tasted like microwaved gunk, wth some spice and nachos thrown in. Couldn't even finish it (I tried super hard... More 

2 Thank Dominick C
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We go to this café quite often. They do nice food on the pricier side. Their ‘good morning Beijing’ breakfast is one of my favourites. The atmosphere can be great. The service is normally prompt although occasionally you can end up in a dead zone if you choose to eat outside upstairs. My two main gripes are 1) on Sundays... More 

Thank smudge41
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Cafe Zarah is not in my local neighbourhood in Beijing and a lazy morning breakfast there is always a treat. Nestled into the neighbourhood between Houhai, the Drum and Bell towers and the craziness of Nanluoguxiang (NLGX) Zarah is an enclave of tranquility and good food and drink. We love to go for a German-style breakfast on a weekend morning.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gulou Dongdajie 42, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8403 9807

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?