Wind down and have a drink in the hutong
While exploring the hutong near beihei park north of the forbidden city, we run into this little refuge from bustling Beijing, called Bestime Cafe. We felt it was the ideal place to sip on a drink and re-energize after a long visit of the emperors palace (forbidden city). Imagine it as a courtyard lounge and cafe within a renovated traditional hutong house. Once you sit down you will be handed a drink and snack menu on an iPad. The atmosphere was extremely laidback and while only a block from the next main road, the place feels completely quiet. Definitely worth to stop by and take a look.
By Jurik Auer