Yumi Coffee is a coffeehouse in eastern Guilin that also has great baked goods and good pizza. Yumi's menu features a wide range of Western and Chinese food. Western dishes include pizza and spaghetti, as well as ice cream and milkshakes. Their baked goods include croissants, cakes, danishes and various types of bread. The restaurant's seating is very comfortable with plenty of booths and upholstered chairs. Yumi is a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing.
Yumi Coffee is a coffeehouse in western Guilin that also has great baked goods and good pizza. Yumi's menu features a wide range of Western and Chinese food. Western dishes include pizza and spaghetti, as well as ice cream and milkshakes. Their baked goods include croissants, cakes, danishes and various types of bread. The restaurant's seating is very comfortable with plenty of booths and upholstered chairs. Yumi is a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing.
Cafe Amani is a restaurant with outdoor seating located along the main pedestrian shopping street in downtown Guilin. It has a full menu of both Western and Chinese dishes. However, it is best known for its thin-crust pizza, which it offers with a wide variety of toppings. We also liked the restuarant because its outdoor seating gives you a a nice place from which to watch the locals and tourist pass by. The service was friendly and we were not rushed out after we finished our meal.
The Water Mill restaurant is a Chinese restaurant that we dined at a few times during our two months in Guilin. The menu was all in Chinese, but the staff was friendly and helpful, tolerating our bad Chinese language skills.
Our favorite dish was their grilled chicken, which had plenty of white meat, which is hard to find in China, where dark meat is preferred. We also enjoyed their spicy green beans and their buns (white bread).
The American Grill is a small Western food restaurant in downtown Guilin that we visited a few times during our 2-month stay in Guilin. It is a small restaurant that only has about 9 tables (5 inside and 4 outside).
The menu has a mix of Western and Chinese dishes. Given that we went there as an escape from Chinese food, we tended to order the Western dishes, including spaghetti, pizza, burgers, steaks, french fries and fish. The service was friendly and the prices, while a little higher than other nearby restaurants, were still cheap by Western standards.
We were warned by our guide that the lunch in the boat “couldn’t reach our expectations” so we should be prepared to… starve.
Well, it was not a great event, but we ate enough, and the quality was not that bad.
One thing I was sorrow: I missed the turtle soup, because they took it away sooner than I expected. Be aware of that: the plates go back quicker than they come.
After lunch we saw the crew washing the dishes... in the river. Well... AFTER lunch, thanks God!
In the Elephant’s Trunk park, there’s a small esplanade… IN the water.
People prepare some food by the river, and you may try the fun of eating or drinking, with your feet in the water. I didn’t check the prices, but, as we only saw locals using it, they must be a pleasant surprise
This is a Shanghai Chain Coffeehouse. Near the Central Square in Guilin City Centre.
Didn't have any of there food. They do a lot of Western Food.
What is Nice :- It is a really big Comfortable Place.
They always have a Piano Player - who is very talented and adds to the ambience.
We sat in the non - smoking area - which is very small - The Chinese Name translates - as the Pretty Ladies Area. It is really cool - mbecuase we saw some people sitting on Seats that Swing - while drinking Coffee.
Not so Nice :-
Guilin is not great for Coffee - We asked for a Mocha Cafe and Got an Americano (Black Coffee). The cups were very Small too.
It aint really Starbucks! They have buttons that you can press for the Bill or to get one of the many Waitresses to attend to you.
They have tiny TV Screens too - showing Japanese TV comedy clips or Soccer (Football - Europe)
If you want a really nice coffee don't come here - but Coffee is passable - and the experience was interesting.
Favorite Dish: Best of the OK Coffees - was a Mocha - but it was served in a very small Cup :(
Ju Fu Lin Restaurant is situated very Centrally - On the Same Street as KFC and near the Irish Pub.
Had Barbequed Eggplant(Aubergine) dish - it was lovely. Had barbequed Mushrooms and Beef , BBQ Chicken and BBQ Cabbage.
Also recommend - The Beijing beer - Yan Jing Beer.
The Music was nice - Chinese Pop music with a mix of Western Tunes.
The Waitress out Front - called "Liao Hai Yan" was very helpful - though English was limited - but there is an English Menu with Pictures - You can point at the dishes etc.
Don't go Inside - as it is very Smoky and Noisy. Advise you to stay out Front which is undercover. This is a great place to people watch.
We tried Beer Fish and Beer Duck Dishes - Don't recommend them - nothing special - as we could not taste the beer. Stick to Chinese Staple Dishes.
Had Chinese Tea - It was nice and free of charge.
They also have a singer - who sings Chinese Love Songs Most nights.
Not really Expensive - but above average cost in Guilin - Very Close to Sheraton Hotel. 13rmb taxi fare from Shangrila - 20 minute taxi ride.
Enjoy the food.
Favorite Dish: Eggplant(Aubergine) - Barbecued and Mushroom - Barbecued.
Meat + Rice Noodle (Lu Rou Fen) - very tasty.
We went shopping early, and having not eaten much breakfast in our room, decided to stop for brekkie in a small bar in Walking Street. The Chinese tend to call their shopping malls "Walking Street", I dont know the name of this street in Guilin, but it is the main pedestrian mall.
We had a toasted ham and cheese sandwich each and I had an iced coffee. Every time I ordered an iced coffee in China, it was always different! This one was super strong, so the caffeine content kept me going for the rest of the day! Cost for the iced coffee and the sandwich was only 30rmb = about $5AUD.
Same day - Shopping round #2!!! Left our Hotel room for second round of shopping and on our way back to centre of Guilin we came across this small Cafe called "Anyway". There was a HUGE sign out the front about how they welcomed travelers from all around the world to sample their tasty local food, so we thought "why not!"
This would possibly have to be one of the cheapest and nicest meals I ate the whole time in China. My dish was simply friend rice with egg and chives, plus a can of coke - TOTAL COST = 10RMB = about $2AUD!!! Amazing value! Only difficulty at this cafe was that absolutely no-one in the whole place spoke english, so we quite simply had to order from pictures, all the time repeating "boo yow la!!!" And also, there were a lot of Chinese men smoking in the cafe, which we had come to expect, but still did NOT enjoy.
We ate once at the Fubo Restaurant and one night we ordered room service. Both times, the meals were large, fresh and delicious. In the Restaurant, I was craving western food so I ordered Hawaiin Pizza and fries! Cost was only 48rmb = about $8AUD. Tracy ordered beef braised in red wine and she said it was delicious.
Pleasant atmosphere, very friendly service, coffee, cocktails, excellent Western food (try the Schnitzel and the iced coffee:). Sharon is your hostess and goes out of her way to help you.
Favorite Dish: Cordon Bleu with Bacon is simply yummy.
Baguettes are fresh and and excellent for take-away.
I had lunch at the People of Northeast Restaurant where I had sweet and sour pork (with a lot of bone), a huge bowl of rice and green tea (which was free). It was a great meal and did the trick although it really was way too much food for me for lunch. Service was brilliant and fast, as it normally is in restaurants in China.
This place is a little gem that does excellent western dishes such as pizzas, pasta, steaks, salads, Mexican and even Shepherd's Pie! I had a steak in pepper sauce, chips and a chocolate and banana crepe for desert. Of course, this place is very popular with western tourists plus the music and service is good. There's also a good selection of books to read as well.