31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with younger children, Chilling out, Sightseeing
Expert review of Vineyard Cafe
Run by an Englishman named Will, this buzzy hutong restaurant is just the place for a long, lazy brunch after a morning exploring the Lama Temple nearby. I’m a regular for their Monday-Friday lunch special where you can tuck into oven-baked pizza, salad and a drink for a relative bargain.
Comfort food to suit the homesick British palate, like wood-fired pizzas, salads, homemade quiche Lorraine, jacket spuds with baked beans and cheese and giant English breakfasts starring real English sausages, fried tomatoes, strong tea and fresh juice. A good wine list, too.
Trendy and relaxed, Vineyard’s rustic wooden tables and comfy armchairs are a home-from-home for urbane Beijing expats and their baby strollers. On weekends it gets very busy - book ahead.
Friendly and efficient, but I’ve been left waiting occasionally during busy periods.
Halfway along Wudaoying Hutong, a rapidly gentrifying alleyway between the Lama Temple and Confucius Temple.
The Monday-Friday lunch menu is a super deal at RMB 50-60 for main course, salad and drink.
More information on Vineyard Cafe:
- Price guide:
- Coffee shop, Pizzeria, Restaurant
- British, Mediterranean, Pizza, Snacks
- 31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
- +86 10 6402 7961
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sun 11.30am-11.30pm
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times