All this month, we’ll be introducing 50 picks for some of the best family-friendly restaurants in Beijing. These reviews originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of beijingkids (see end of post).
Type of cuisine: American, cafe
English menu? Yes, with photos
General kid-friendliness of menu: Very kid-friendly menu with a wide-ranging selection of sandwiches, pastas, smoothies, breakfast plates, baked goods and more
Best dishes for adults: Roast beef Turkish panni sandwich with gherkin, tomatoes, rocket, onion, gouda and mustard mayo (RMB 52), Wagas Big Breakfast Plate with sausages, three eggs (any style), bacon, baked beans and toast (RMB 78), seafood spaghetti with chili tomato sauce (RMB 56)
Kids’ menu? No
Best dishes for kids: Chicken sandwich with bacon bits, sun-dried tomato salad, avocado and greens (RMB 50), spaghetti bolognese (RMB 48), Very Berry Smoothie (RMB 34/42)
Kids’ play area? No
Play areas nearby: Yashow Market, Sanlitun Village, TreeHouse Family Cafe and Playground (Sanlitun SOHO)
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, English-speaking and service is prompt, professional and courteous. They take your order while you wait in line at the counter and can help arrange a table if you have kids.
Bathroom: Sit-down, public bathroom shared with Sanlitun Village; no changing table
Seating: Tables and some couches; highchairs available
Price: RMB 250
Credit card accepted? Yes, both foreign and Chinese
Parking? Sanlitun Village underground parking
Must order item: Any of their sandwiches or juice shakes
In a nutshell: Wagas is a family-friendly choice for a healthy weekend brunch with the kids while you’re out in Sanlitun. The staff is well-trained and can accommodate families very well.
Also try: Blue Frog, Element Fresh
Photo Courtesy of Judy Zhou and Sui