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When You Miss Home: Great Western Restaurants in Kunming

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Living far from home can be a godsend, or sometimes it can be hard. Here are some restaurants in Kunming to make it that little bit easier when you are missing the taste of home. Or just to mix it up and challenge your taste buds!


1) Prague Café
Offering a few different cuisines including Japanese and Western food, Prague café has a reputation for good coffee in the area, while remaining relatively local. A lot of Chinese people come here to eat, drink, hang out and study, but it is also a popular place for foreigners who are in Kunming studying Chinese to hang out. It is perfect for those who like to hang out in café’s with friends, or who like to study in places other than home or the library. There are two branches, one on Beichen Pedestrian Street, and another on Wenlinjie.

Prague Café (Beichen Buxingjie)
Add: 6 Beichen Pedestrian Street B, Panlong District, Kunming
Tel: 0871 6573 0776
Opening Hours: 09:30-23:00 Daily
Getting There: The best way to get there is by taking bus 25, 67 or 234, and getting off at Beichen Zhonglu Stop (北辰中路站).

Prague Café (Wenlinjie)
Add: 40-5 Wenlinjie, Wuhua District, Kunming
Tel: 0871 6533 2764
Opening Hours: 08:30-24:00 Daily
Getting There: Take bus 100, 133, 139, 235, z5 and get off at Cuihubeilu Stop (翠湖北路站).

2) Cacao Mexican Restaurant
Cacao Mexican Restaurant offers Mexican food cooked by real Mexican chefs in a modern setting, and serves more than just your typical tex-mex burritos and tacos. There is obviously also fresh guacamole on the menu, and a great terrace to go perfectly with the refreshing margaritas. Perfect to start a night out with friends, or even for a weekday treat.

Add: Floor 4, Building D2, Block B, Fortune Center, Beichen, Panlong District, Kunming
Tel: 0871 6313 2021
Opening Hours: 11:30-21:00 Monday-Thursday, 11:30-24:00 Friday, 15:00-24:00 Saturday.
Getting There: The closest subway station is Beijinglu Station (北京路站) on line 2.

3) French Café
French Café is another great option for breads and pizzas in Kunming, and a great option for Yunnan coffee. The café also serves American-style coffee, English tea, and has a bunch of alcoholic options including tequila and imported beer. Some of the staff speaks a bit of English, and the café has a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for those who like to get some of their work done in a café, as there is also free Wi-Fi.

Add: 70 Wenlinjie, Wuhua District, Kunming
Tel: 0871 6538 2391
Opening Hours: 10:00-24:00
Getting There: Take bus 100, 133, 139, 235, z5 and get off at Cuihubeilu Stop (翠湖北路站).

4) Slice of Heaven (天堂角西点咖啡)
This New Zealand-owned bakery-style café is perfect if you are craving simple but good Western food, or Western style desserts. There is indoor as well as outdoor seating. There are special pizza deals on Friday, when pizzas are half price, so a reservation may be needed.

Add: 168 Hongshandonglu, Wuhua District, Kunming
Tel: 189 8747 5451
Opening Hours: 08:30-23:00 Daily
Getting There: To get here by public transport, take bus 121, 133 or c65 to Hongshan Nanlu Stop (虹山南路).

5) O’Reilly’s
For pub food, try Irish pub O’Reilly’s, famous with Kunming expats for exactly this. Besides fish and chips, the drinks here are also great, and you can rely on a wide range of imported beers. Also a great place to go if you are just missing the pub atmosphere, or if you are looking for somewhere to watch the sports.

Add: 13 Beichen Zhongjie Buxingjie B, Pandong District, Kunming

Tel: 0871 6561 5661
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 16:00-02:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:00-02:00
Getting There: O’Reilly’s is located on a pedestrianized street, and the best way to get there is by taking bus 25, 67 or 234, and getting off at Beichen Zhonglu Stop (北辰中路站).

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2 Comments ( Add your comment )


Yes, the picture is not tastaful.

Jan 30, 2015 01:55

The food at Prague Cafe is SLOP, I would not even feed it to my dog.

Sep 06, 2014 08:19

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