Mifan or Mafan: Uncle Coffee

By Carson Ramsdell, January 4, 2020

0 0

Tucked away in a nondescript hutong near Niu Jie, Uncle Coffee is exactly what many of Beijing’s third-wave coffee shops aspire to be. In the tiny shop, the owner, Bian Lin, serves only pour overs made from beans he hand-roasts in small batches himself. (Lin also happens to be a watercolor artist with his own studio next door – no big deal.) A step away from the in-your-face floral and fruity light roasts served at many major coffee establishments, Lin’s passion for darker roasts is a refreshing change of pace. 

Uncle Coffee’s eclectic selection of music and cozy decor make for a tangibly different experience than the sometimes sterile-feeling third-wave nooks that pepper the more oft traversed sections of the city. So, if you’re looking for really (we mean really) solid cup of coffee, Uncle Coffee is your guy. 

[Image via Carson Ramsdell for That’s]


See a listing for Uncle Coffee and read more Mifan/Mafan restaurant reviews

more news

Mifan or Mafan: %Arabica (Taikoo Li)

Following the success of its kiosk in Taikoo Li North and roastery inside M Woods Longfusi, %Arabica has opened a third location in Sanlitun.

Mifan or Mafan: Awaguli Bar & Grill

There is no pork anywhere on the premises, but the menu provides just about everything else.

Mifan or Mafan: Pang Mei Noodles

After a hiatus post-brickings, hutong favorite noodle joint Pang Mei popped back up in their previous location.

Mifan or Mafan: Oye Bar

Replacing the recently departed Charlie Chaplin Bar, Oye Bar keeps the same vibes and decor, with a menu switch-up and name change.

Mifan or Mafan: The Sweet Spot+

Whipped up by chefs from China World Hotel, The Sweet Spot+ presents a fuss-free experience of balanced meals in a cheery atmosphere.

Mifan or Mafan: That One Place

That One Place (not to be confused with The Other Place) is keeping it casual, but the drinks are stiff.

Mifan or Mafan: Laboratory of Sweet Potato

The point here is this: It’s all about the starchy root vegetable.

Mifan or Mafan: Moscow Restaurant Ice Bar

Moscow Restaurant has opened an ice bar where you can sip on vodka and taste some caviar in freezing temperatures.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsBeijing for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Beijing With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Beijing!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.