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Cafe de Jack

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82 Boai Lu, Dali, China
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+86 872 267 1572
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed eating here, the service was good and they were very friendly. Was disappointed in wait time for the meal as it seemed quiet at the time. Would go again, food was good!

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Thank chinalad06
Atlanta
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Cafe de Jack has been in Dali for a lonnnnng time and we were surprised they weren't featured in Lonely Planet. Their food was excellent and staff was friendly (not too in your face, but on top of things). The prices are affordable and the menu has a lot of variety (western and Chinese). We loved the Pakistani Chicken with... More 

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Arlington VA
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here and came back for coffee the next day. A real change from the loud bar scene of other places with nice jazz music in the background. We tried the Margarita pizza and a noodle dish with mixed vegetables and tofu noodle soup. Both were delicious.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Café de Jack offers a wide-range of dishes, including Western cuisine, Chinese cuisine, and local cuisine. We ate there for lunch twice, and enjoyed it both times. First day we had their spicy eggplant stew (very spicy), and their spicy beef pizza (not very spicy). Next day, we tried two of their noodle dishes. All dishes were very good, and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Fireplace and seating was comfortable. Service was good. Indonesian style friend rice was super oily and the milkshake I later ordered was basically just milk.

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Thank Chris M
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Everyday that we have been in Dali we come here because of the good coffee great food excellent breakfast friendly staff chilled music and warm atmosphere when we come back this will be our first place of call

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Thank Douglas B
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Bumped into Cafe de Jack after walking through rainy Dali. The fireplace provides a nice warm break even though it's mid July. Yunnan coffee is nice and a pot is quite economical if you like to drink more than one cup. Kids enjoyed the burgers. Apple pie is quite different from the expected German version with a very thin pastry.... More 

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Thank Ince13
Windsor, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Visited Cafe de Jack on our last day in Dali - great English and American breakfasts! Jack also does an awesome milkshake too. Good atmosphere. Good cooking. Really relaxing place to watch the world go by. Has an English menu if you need it. We loved it.

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Thank BlueFruit
Beijing, China
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237 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

the beers are ok with a fair price. the food is as good (or bad) as many other western restaurants in town, i would suggest unless you are really starving for Western food... just go for a local Chinese stuff and get your dinner.

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Thank arthur c
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

Seating is nice and decor equally pleasing. Service was good......but the menu was not. The food we ordered was unpalatable and we left most of it on the plate. The actual dishes served do not equate to what is offered on the menu (e.g items missing etc). If the food was half the price then I could see how they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Boai Lu, Dali, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Dali
  • Phone Number: +86 872 267 1572

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?