Shunyi District welcomes new family-friendly eatery Switch! Cafe to the neighborhood. A spin-off of Switch! Grill, this cafe offers freshly baked artisanal breads and pastries, as well as salads and sandwiches. Creative salad options for adults include a chopped lettuce salad with avocado, watermelon, and pecans – topped with a spicy corn vinaigrette (RMB 55). Daily specials keep the menu fresh for both adults and kids. Evening specials – such as chicken marbella, seafood newburg, and beef bourguignon – also change daily. From their weekend brunch menu (Sat-Sun 11am-3pm), choose from yogurt parfait, pancakes (both RMB 35), or steak and eggs (RMB 135). Menu favorites for kids include crispy chicken fingers, sweet potato fries, and mini-burgers (from RMB 40-55). Kids can round out one of the savory dishes with a delicious smoothie, mock-tail, or dessert. The restaurant occasionally hosts wine tastings and date nights with a set menu, and can accommodate birthday parties and other special occasions. Delivery and catering for in-home gatherings will soon be available.
Daily 10am-9pm. 1/F, Bldg 1, 8 Xiangjiang Lu, Chaoyang District (137 1878 0944) 朝阳区香江路6号（观唐广场）1号楼1层
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