Mo bar

Mo bar is perched on the fifth floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. This stylish contemporary bar offers inventive cocktails and a spacious outdoor terrace with views of the Forbidden City. The rich wood paneling and warm lighting decorated with leather seats make the perfect setting to enjoy their cocktails. There is even a flavor … Continue reading Mo bar

Ralph’s coffee

The latest addition to Beijing's coffee scene is Ralph's coffee by fashion mogul Ralph Lauren. Located in the heart of Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping village inside the Ralph Lauren retail store, this café serves coffees, teas, hot chocolate, and desserts.  The establishment is relatively small, with six tables inside and four tables outside. The chic … Continue reading Ralph’s coffee

Cafe Flo, Sanlitun branch, Beijing

Cafe FLO is the new casual dining space from Groupe Flo, who also owns Brasserie Flo, Beijing longest standing French restaurant. There are two other branches located in Parkview Green Mall and World Trade Center mall. Each branch has a slightly different menu and different decor. When I entered the cafe, I was taken with … Continue reading Cafe Flo, Sanlitun branch, Beijing

Al Safir, Middle Eastern Cuisine

Al Safir is my go-to place for middle eastern food  - good value for good food. The restaurant is not big; there are 6 tables inside. When the weather is warmer, there will be tables outside to accommodate more customers. Al Safir is not as fancy as the other middle eastern restaurants in Beijing, but … Continue reading Al Safir, Middle Eastern Cuisine

Brunch at Toast, The Orchid

My friend and I had brunch at this lovely rustic boutique hotel restaurant tucked away in a hutong located in the 'old city' part of Beijing (Gulou). This hotel is pretty hidden, so I had to use a map on my phone to locate it.  The hotel also has a pickup service for a fee … Continue reading Brunch at Toast, The Orchid

The Brasserie Flo, Beijing

  The Brasserie Flo is a quaint restaurant with a beautiful courtyard and a bar area. The setting reminiscent of 19th century Paris. I love the warmth of the vintage wooden interior and chandeliers. I have driven past this restaurant many times and have been wanting to dine there. Finally, I did! I went with a friend two days ago … Continue reading The Brasserie Flo, Beijing

The Lounge at the China World Summit Hotel

  It was a polluted day, and I didn't feel like staying at home. So my friend and I decided to chill at the China World Summit Wing hotel lounge, perched up on the 80th floor of Beijing's tallest building. I know it's not the best of days to be up so high, seeing that … Continue reading The Lounge at the China World Summit Hotel

The Village Cafe, Opposite House, Beijing

 The Opposite House is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Sanlitun. Its emerald glass exterior makes it hard for one to miss. The cafe is located next on the ground floor, next to the hotel's large central atrium with various art sculptures on display. The cafe is a great place to have brunch … Continue reading The Village Cafe, Opposite House, Beijing

The Park Hyatt Lounge, Beijing

The Park Hyatt Lounge is perched up on the 63rd floor of the Yintai building, situated right across the street from the China World trade center. On a good day, you get a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city. The lounge offers a serene environment with lounge jazz music playing in the background, creating a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for … Continue reading The Park Hyatt Lounge, Beijing