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Village road | About 400 meters away from Jiuxian ancient Village and Jiuxian Dock, Yangshuo County 541900, China
+86 134 5736 5411
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Village road | About 400 meters away from Jiuxian ancient Village and Jiuxian Dock, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place because it was very close to our hotel. It is nicely located with a great view to the hills. We were welcomed warmly by the owner Cathy! You can get traditional specialties from the Yanshuo area or even Western food. Cathy...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for dinner at this lovely little restaurant with my wife and two kids. We had a great time, the owner was very welcoming and the food was extraordinary. There are some interesting local meals on the menu. The lady made sure our kids...More

Thank Willem K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lady running this place was lovely and she even spoke English! She was very helpful and give us a few ideas of places to visit nearby and further away. We tried the milkshakes and some bite good and all was tasty. This place is...More

Thank Aliceep1987
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We were biking through the villages and accidentally discovered Explorer. It’s small, 3-4 tables on a covered patio, surrounded by the mountains. The menu included western options however we tried some Chinese specialties recommended by Cathy who speaks great English. Cathy is the owner and...More

1  Thank Kaitlin W
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We enjoyed spending some time sipping tea and trying some local bites with Cathy. The location is off the beaten path, which is right our speed... try the dumplings...they alone are worth the trip!

1  Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We saw this place while driving around the villages below Yangshuo. It’s a small cabin with 2-3 tables, in which the host makes the food herself! The view around is magnificent (seats are outside) and atmosphere is great. We ordered her dumplings which are very...More

1  Thank רונן י
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Lovely, charming cafe with great food in a rural setting...and the delicious things she pulls out of that tiny little kitchen are incredible! Okay, so admittedly we worried that we made a mistake when the driver pulled up...it is a stand-alone little cottage on a...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

After seeing the reviews on Tripadvisor I marked this place on the map should we pass near by when we went riding. It happened that we were passing nearby so we decided to drop in and what an excellent decision it was. We saw the...More

Thank Ben R
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is a great little place for enjoying a break whilst cycling about Yangshuo. It's located on one of the back roads with plenty of scenic areas nearby. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and spoke great English, she recommended a few Yangshuo /...More

Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This cafe is the perfect place to stop for food while cycling from Yangshuo centre up to Yulong Bridge. It was freezing and Cathy welcomed us with a heater and blankets! Her food was delicious and just what we needed to warm ourselves up. We...More

Thank NatashaLau
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Response from Kelly D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know- we went for a late lunch and I got the impression that she was there moat of the day.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village road | About 400 meters away from Jiuxian ancient Village and Jiuxian Dock, Yangshuo County 541900, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi  >  Yangshuo County
  • Phone Number: +86 134 5736 5411
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Explorer is a little cafe/restaurant where you can enjoy high quality drink and traditional local dishes. Besides the drink and food ,it is also a very good place to explore the Chinese culture and Chinese people’s real life ,I offer The Chinese Tea ceremony Class and Chinese Knotting Class, You can learn more about the Chinese culture here . anyway, “Explorer ”is A place to relax and get a taste of China. Safe Oil with the food Free information about the local highlight
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