Vineyard Cafe

Price guide: Budget

31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Price guide: Budget

Pizza

By Tom O'Malley, your Beijing expert

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#16 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Beijing
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with younger children, Chilling out, Sightseeing

Expert review of Vineyard Cafe

Bright, sunny café with great pizzas and hearty English breakfasts.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Friendly and efficient, but I’ve been left waiting occasionally during busy periods.

Location: 

Halfway along Wudaoying Hutong, a rapidly gentrifying alleyway between the Lama Temple and Confucius Temple.

Price advice: 

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:
Budget
Type:
Coffee shop, Pizzeria, Restaurant
Food:
British, Mediterranean, Pizza, Snacks
Address:
31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Telephone:
+86 10 6402 7961
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 11.30am-11.30pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Vineyard Cafe? Would you recommended it?