Romantic Lakeside Coffee Bars
The entire length of Yundang Street (篔筜路), along the northwestern shore of Yundang Lake, is known as Xiamen's "Coffee Street." There are about two dozen coffee bars along this stretch of road, more or less identical to each other in concept. That concept is expensive coffee and drinks in an exquisite, romantic setting. The establishments, with a mix of traditional and modernist architecture, all feature outdoor garden dining overlooking the lake, which at nighttime twinkles with little LED lights. Most places offer full menus and bars in addition to coffee. One establishment which has everything right, including the coffee, is House II (老别墅西餐厅), which, along with Tutto Bene around the corner, also lays claim to being one of the oldest-running foreign-owned operations in Xiamen. House II is located at 3-9 Yundang Street 篔筜路3-9号.
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