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Cafe Zarah

Gulou Dongdajie 46 | Dongcheng, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8403 9807
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
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International, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Gulou Dongdajie 46 | Dongcheng, Beijing 100009, China
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very Nice cafe! The waiters are so sweet and the food is good too. Try "good morning Beijing" it's very good and filling

Thank Lasse S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this café for an early dinner on our recent trip to Beijing. Good, diverse menu and some great wines. We found this place whilst trying to find somewhere to eat before heading to the airport for our flight home to Australia. Stands out...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Zarah is a very modern (western) cafe, with great food and drinks. We had the pesto spaghetti and hot chicken spaghetti and it was delicious. Also, the guacamole and tortilla chips were so good after a couple of weeks of mostly Chinese food. The...More

Thank silkeariel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Great Atmosphere. Good coffee but not exactly what I hope for from a latte. Some of the staff offer exceptional service. Food is fast and fresh. Menu selection is varied and interesting. Would visit every time I pass through Beijing.

Thank crown007
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I went to Cafe Zarah three times during our trip to Beijing and will wholeheartedly recommend going there! Both the evening dinner and Sunday brunch were absolutely amazing. Will definitely be back if I ever visit Beijing again. Both food, service, and atmosphere was truly...More

Thank MikeyHedges
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I arrived about 2pm, after walking around all morning on a very hot day. I decided to sit on the rooftop terrace, as there was a bit of a breeze up there. The lovely woman in charge up there noticed that I was hot, and...More

Thank Selsy
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I had a leisurely breakfast here. I ordered the avocado omelet but ended up with an avocado salad. My order was lost in translation. It ended well the salad was delicious. I also was given a free pastry for the error. Coffee was good to....More

Thank John K
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Guloudajie is one of the most trendy place in Beijing, there is a lot of bar and café zarah is one of the nicer in this area. Very good location, in the Main Street. The food is ok, not amazing but still ok, and home...More

Thank Marine L
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

If you value your time at all, don't bother. The place is nice, rooftop is cozy, music is cool. Menu is pretty good too. Service is clueless. We went for a breakfast/brunch. Waited for my omelette for 45 minutes. Juice for 30 minutes. As simple...More

Thank Sisufoodie
Management response:Responded 24 May 2017

Dear "Sisufoodie", Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding Café Zarah. We are thrilled to hear your positive feedback to Café Zarah’s interior and music, and we appreciate your compliments about our rooftop and our new summer menu. We do apologize...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I was lucky to get a table on the roof top upon my arrival. I have been sitting on the steps outside before but it was my first time inside. This cafe is super beautiful and we ordered the brunch menu for two people to...More

2  Thank iristaletta
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gulou Dongdajie 46 | Dongcheng, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8403 9807
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Zarah is a cafe, restaurant, event space, lounge and art platform in the centre of Beijing.

Zarah provides an airy and inspiring place to enjoy great coffee, western and chinese inspired food, to meet friends, develop ideas, be creative, work, leisure, talk and exchange.

All ingredients are fresh and of high quality. Our wines are carefully selected.

Zarah’s staff – an integer part of our passion for coffee, wine, food, design and cultures – provides a warm and friendly service to make our guests feel at home.
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