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    LOFT 3 CAFÉ

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    Loft 3 Café

    Building B03, 798 Art District West Square, 2 Jiu Xian Qiao Lu (Dashanzi)

    Beijing

    (86) 010-5978-9306 | www.loft3.com.cn

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    • CUISINE

      Cafe
    • HOURS

      Tue.-Sun.: 9:00am-6:00pm (occasionally open later for special events); Mon.: Closed
    • BEST FOR

      Snack; light lunch; coffee/tea
    • RESERVATIONS

      Not required
    • BAR

      No
    • PRICE (PASTRY; ENTRÉE)

      RMB 15-30; RMB 25-35
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Freshly baked cakes; noodles
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Gourmet coffee; tea; fruit infusions; beer; soft drinks
    • # OF SEATS

      40-50
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No
    • METRO

      None

    VIBE

    Tortured artists and enthusiastic buyers hobnob over perfectly foamed cappuccinos at this sunny industrial-chic coffee shop in the buzzing Dashanzi Art District. Huge windows and a profusion of potted plants add cheer to the exposed-brick and espresso-machine minimalism of the space. Also on site are a boutique hotel and a contemporary art gallery.

    CROWD

    Creative types from the galleries and studios of the surrounding Dashanzi Art District.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    It’s really casual, but in an artsy boho-chic kind of way. We’d wear a casual cool skirt and a conversation-piece top with sandals. Of course, if you’re not in the mood to go for the gallery-hopping look, you could always go for a pared-down starving artist aesthetic (think black, basic, and possibly paint-spattered).

    GO HERE WITH

    A friend – for a break from gallery-hopping

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    Dashanzi is chock-a-block with cafés, but we head directly here for light bites or hits of caffeine; ambiance and quality of coffee put Loft 3 ahead of the competition. We really dig the friendly art-world-insider vibes too–they make us feel like we’re part of the in-crowd.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    There’s no metro nearby–you have to take a taxi to get here.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    The attached Loft 3 Gallery often exhibits the work of up-and-coming students from some of the country’s best art schools, so this is a good place to get a feel for China’s newest creative talent. The café often runs special events, like music nights and opening parties for gallery exhibitions–check their website for the latest listings.

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