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Mekong Cafe

Jinglan Guoji f1-104 Menglong road, Jinghong, China
0691-2162395
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Ranked #1 of 20 restaurants in Jinghong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: excellent western food prepared by a real professional chef at local prices warm atmosphere good music great info
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: excellent western food prepared by a real professional chef at local prices warm atmosphere good music great info
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89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We visited several times during our stay as Mekong was adjacent to our hotel. Meals were available late into the evening a great place to unwind with a beer or wine. The house red by the glass was the best wine we experienced in our 35 days in China. Coco is an outstanding staff member who was always ready to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Better late than never! I am not a regular reviewer but couldn't fail to give this gem of a place the mention it deserves. I passed through Jinghong back in later November and called into the Mekong Café in order to plan day trips/guides etc. All the staff (between them representing most if not all of the local ethnic minority... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I frequented this cafe on a number occasions during my visit in Xishuangbanna - breakfast, brunch, dinner and late night drinking. The staff were predominantly professional and friendly - especially the guy from Holland who was helping out Greg (the French owner). Coco, the lady from Dali was a great source of knowledge with excellent English. They kindly provided me... More

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England/China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place helped us get over the disappointment of the local rice noodle breakfasts. We spent Spring Festival evening here and were totally satisfied with the food. Service is very friendly and the boss has a massive reggae collection which was really helpful as it helps our baby relax. I think it would be difficult to stay in Jinghong without... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A charming, relaxing café and restaurant, not only for a great choice of Asian and Western food, but also to feel like home. The owners Lijuan and Greg are very jovial people and help out wherever and whenever they can (hotel booking, tours, guidebooks, etc.). Both speak very good English, Greg even French and Spanish. Don’t miss to try the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

well run friendly cafe/bar with French and Dutch partners. Good selection of food and beer. It is a long building so walk in and look around. Guide books available to browse and info available in nice setting

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Shanghai
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Mekong Café is a world appart, a piece of France in the middle of Yunnan. The owner is very friendly and well travelled, always willing to share his experience and funny stories over a drink. The food is amazing and comes at a very good price. Good coffee, imported beers, good selection of music... Really all you need is there,... More

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Dubai
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I managed to win over my Chinese friends that we should follow Tripadvisor and try this restaurant and was the taken back there the following night as well! This is a fun cafe restaurant with The owners actively running it and as mentioned even cooking the pizzas out front. They have big plans for the restaurant and admit that some... More

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Shanghai, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The staff and the owner are very friendly. The food is really good and safe. The best place to eat morning, day and night in Jihong. The wife of the owner gave us nice advice of what to do in Xishuangbanna. The owner offered to us a Chinese "grappa". It was nice until we found out that it is made... More

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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255 reviews 255 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I shared some food with colleagues here, which was fine (pizza, Thai stir fry and salad). Best aspects were probably the setting in an area with some interesting shops around, and a very green leafy street, plus the friendly familiar attitude of the staff. There is also some very serious Belgian beer, Chouffee (8%!). Great place to hang out, when... More

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