Cuisine: Bakeries, Delis & Desserts (American, European)
English menu? Yes
Kids’ menu? Yes
General kid friendliness of menu: Warm, hearty options of bagels, sandwiches and soups. Brunch is available all day.
Staff: Very attentive and English-speaking.
Bathroom: Clean bathroom with sit-down toilets.
Best dishes for kids: Plain or raisin bagel with peanut butter or cream cheese; egg and bacon bagel; French toast with homemade peach jam. The kids menu includes spaghetti with bolognese sauce, and peanut and butter jelly with organic bread.
Kids’ play area? Yes. There is a small, cozy, well-stocked playroom with a television for DVDs (a small selection is provided), drawing materials, blocks, and play-dough.
Seating: Chairs and tables, long wooden dining table by the playroom, more secluded, larger round tables, and some couches around low tables.
Price: RMB 350
Accepts credit cards? Yes (beginning January 2012).
Must-order item: Bagels aside, try the homemade pancake with ricotta, topped with banana and organic honey.
In a nutshell: Flawlessly warm, minimal, and rustic decor in a great location. The menu has a nice array of American and Euro-inspired bagel combinations, and the sandwiches and pasta selections are interesting and fresh. Kids can finish the meal with a sweet dessert and adults can wash it all down with a well-brewed latte or a glass of wine.
Tue-Sun 11.30am-10pm. Bldg 4, Lishui Jiayuan, Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu (opposite South Gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District (8550 2722)