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Cafe Zarah

Gulou Dongdajie 46 | Dongcheng, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8403 9807
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (3 reviews)
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Gulou Dongdajie 46 | Dongcheng, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked in at 10:00am on a Sunday morning and was told they only served drinks. So, I walked down the street to Alba Cafe and enjoyed a delicious breakfast.More

Thank Amy S
Seda S, Manager at Cafe Zarah, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Amy, Thank you for your message! Unfortunately, we are recently facing some difficulties which are out of our control. However, we are currently in the process of solving them. Early this month we had already announced via our official Wechat account and on our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the award-winning (Readers Choice 2017 Time Out) Cafe Zarah. And my last. Firstly I must say I like the concept of this cafe, which according to its website hosts regular events from pop-yoga to photography exhibitions. The interior is...More

Thank tmmyj
Seda S, Manager at Cafe Zarah, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Zarah guest alias Tmmyj, warmest greetings from Café Zarah! After having read your detailed comment on Tripadvisor, we would like to express our apologies that we could not meet your expectations! We are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Know the owner for years, it is really hard to keep this place in Beijing due to the price increase. Keep the whole construction with new modern and simple design, lots of foreigners living in Beijing or locals like working here with cafes. The summer...More

Thank CherieLiuChina
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and good espresso. We sat i the lovely courtyard to relax and enjoy our brunch, with soft jazz playing in the background. Perfect!!

Thank Tania H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Easily the best coffee we had while in China. We visited on a Sunday morning where they were offering an all you can eat brunch or you could order off the normal menu. It's located in a cool neighbourhood - explore some Hutongs on the...More

Thank Philtown
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Stumbled on this place and glad I did...was sick of noodles and more noodles. A hipster hangout with almost western prices but a great atmosphere and very good coffee.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I just love this place. I saw it as a very small, 4 tables breaky place, which through time transformed into a beatiful hutong bar and restaurant. If you want to feel China, but still eat some fusion food - this place is for you.

Thank Natalia H
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Very Nice cafe! The waiters are so sweet and the food is good too. Try "good morning Beijing" it's very good and filling

Thank Lasse S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Went to this café for an early dinner on our recent trip to Beijing. Good, diverse menu and some great wines. We found this place whilst trying to find somewhere to eat before heading to the airport for our flight home to Australia. Stands out...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Cafe Zarah is a very modern (western) cafe, with great food and drinks. We had the pesto spaghetti and hot chicken spaghetti and it was delicious. Also, the guacamole and tortilla chips were so good after a couple of weeks of mostly Chinese food. The...More

Thank silkeariel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gulou Dongdajie 46 | Dongcheng, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8403 9807
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Zarah is a cafe, restaurant, event space, lounge and art platform in the centre of Beijing. Zarah provides an airy and inspiring place to enjoy great coffee, western and chinese inspired food, to meet friends, develop ideas, be creative, work, leisure, talk and exchange. All ingredients are fresh and of high quality. Our wines are carefully selected. Zarah’s staff – an integer part of our passion for coffee, wine, food, design and cultures – provides a warm and friendly service to make our guests feel at home.
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