KaffeStugan is a family-run Swedish cafe in Chengdu. Conveniently located on a major road, near Chengdu's Sichuan University and Babi II, the cafe is a great place to hang out for an afternoon and catch up on emails/news/plan the next day over a cup of hand dripped coffee.
The cafe has a great atmosphere, wonderful owners, traditional Swedish food (and inspired vegetarian food), whisky, Wi-Fi, and is a great spot to find out local information. The owners stock English language magazines, and they appear to have lived there long enough that they know where to go and what to do.
Most information in the cafe is available in English, Korean, Swedish, and Chinese.
The food is fantastic and worth the few extra RMB. The chef is a former vegan and makes wonderful vegetarian dishes. The coffee is also fabulous, if a bit slow as it is hand dripped, and apparently carefully selected by the owner's wife.
Unfortunately, the cafe doesn't open until 11am, but it is open until at least 10pm.
2nd Floor (above WoWo 24 hour store), #9, First, South Section, First Ring Road (opposite Hongwasi)
Tel:+ 860 28 8544 3365
Google map: tinyurl.com/2uh8lq8
Yang Yang's is one of Chengdu's hottest local restaurants; visited by locals and ex-pats alike. If you arrive late for lunch or dinner expect to have to wait for a table.
For purveyors of Chinese cuisine this restaurant fits into the "dirty delicious" category. For those who don't know, dirty delicious is a category of local restaurant that would not meet Western standards of hygiene, but whose food is outstanding. Notable dishes on the menu include tie ban qie zi, and tie ban tu dou si.
English menu: yes
English speaking staff: no
Walking directions: From the American Consulate on Ling Shi Guan Rd. head east to the next intersection, turn left (north) at the WoWo 24 hour convenience store, continue walking for about 100 meters and it is on the right hand corner.
Google map: tinyurl.com/yaexwgn
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