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“Nice authentic Coffee Shop in Beijing”
Review of Sandglass Cafe

Sandglass Cafe
Ranked #58 of 390 Coffee & Tea in Beijing
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Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went there on a Sunday afternoon, walking through the shopping street. You almost don't notice it...and it looks really old. But inside a very nice ambiance, with some books and free wifi as they claim [could not get it to work with my iphone though]
The coffee was good. There was no Starbucks close by.

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Thank Rob H
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Reviewed March 3, 2015

沙漏咖啡 (Sandglass coffee) is my favorite coffee place in Beijing - I have been many times. Sadly 三棵树咖啡 (Three Trees) closed about a year ago. It had a similar ambiance, but has now been replaced with a hideous food mall. By day it is often too crowded (南锣鼓巷 - Nanluoguxiang - has become hideously crowded in the last three years), but I love getting a coffee there around 11 at night when everything has quietened down. The girl who runs the place is polite but it is hard to get her to smile. But we all know that the real owner of place is the cute white cat who is always sleeping on a seat somewhere !

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed February 27, 2015

We really loved the look and ambience of this place (dark furniture and interior shutter windows) and lingered over a long coffee and good book. Quirky, calm and atmospheric. Good coffee but not cheap. A good find in amongst the hutong redevelopment aropund.

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1  Thank Jill R
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Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Looks very professional and asks for positive reviews if you like their coffee. I've experienced pretty bad coffee over here but this was by far the worst!!!

Thank Gerard C
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Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a quirk place in NLGX.
This street is constantly changing, becoming bigger, newer, modern... but in a way or another this little cafe' hasn't changed over the years.

There is a strong improvised vintage feel in its decorations. It's coffee is still far from the Starbucks stuff. nice jazz music is played (but never overwhelming). nice place to watch people pass by. Also smokers are invited to smoke outside, leaving the place smoke free!

on the downside the cafe' is small, quickly crowded.

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1  Thank Xueyan D
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