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The Bookworm

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Yujie East Road, 2-7#, Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu 600010, China
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hong Kong, China
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for a quiet lunch or for a coffee . It serves a good selection of food at a reasonable price and is very peaceful . Inside is smoke free, which is nice as many other places are too smoky . A great place to relax.

Thank jskwhiteh0use
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Chengdu in the summer of 2014, so if anything has changed about this establishment in the meantime, please forgive my inaccuracies. At the time of visiting, this place really felt like the perfect oasis of tranquillity after my first week as a Westerner in China. Besides the fact that it was the first cafe/ restaurant I came across... More 

Thank Tom M
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must in Chengdu during the day or at night. During the day it has a relaxed ambience with lots of people just hanging out reading. The food here is good. There is music most nights.mark is really good on the piano and the owner Peter from Ireland really gives a Céad Míle Fáilte!!

Thank gabhaillin
north east
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bookworm is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Chengdu. A wonderful place to sit and relax and to enjoy the books. Goods books to read from the library and good books to buy which I did. Food was wonderful and a refreshing change. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Thank esmaralda01
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Felt we could stay there and never be moved along. Broad selection of books for sale. Banana pancakes were amazing. Pita and hummus also good & not a dish that's easy to find in China. Service awkward and slow. Waited at counter in bookshop for a long time while staff had a heated conversation. Gave up and approached waiter to... More 

Thank saoghalbeag01
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We loved the bookworm. After a week in Chengdu, we were looking for something different to eat and found this place. The food and the selection on the menu is amazing, everything from roast chicken, to steak, burgers, salads and thai curry! Something for everyone. We found it so pleasant to be able to sit, relax, read, eat and drink.... More 

Thank Vix P
Chengdu, China
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Good: The selection of books, the prices, the salads and sandwiches. The Bad: The place turning really old. Some dishes are pretty horrid. The service.

Thank Celia D
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It feels really nice sitting in this spacious nabourhood cafe/restaurant enjoying an afternoon with friends. The bookworm sure has a special vibe, you don't feel so much you are in China anymore, especially being surrounded by thousands of books. It is quiet, peaceful and chilling. Unfortunately, despite of its hardware, the food was a little disppointing. I would still go... More 

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Bookworm in Chengdu is a nice, relaxing spot to get good food and drinks in a relaxed environment. If you're in the area, I'd suggest stopping by to try some food.

Thank ldow2000
Portland, Oregon
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263 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

I always enjoy stopping at the Bookworm to catch up on my emails and skype calls. Not too mention their awesome section of eats, drinks, and books. Quite the hangout for foreigners and locals as well. Average drink price of about 40 rmb.

Thank Happiestbaby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $29
European, Bar, Cafe, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yujie East Road, 2-7#, Ren Min South Road, 28, Chengdu 600010, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Sichuan  >  Chengdu
  • Phone Number: 862885520177
It’s easy to see why The Bookworm is such a hit among both locals and foreigners in Chengdu; where else can you spend savouring fabulous international food, browsing thousands of books, sipping good espresso, being regaled by eminent authors, catching up with friends over your favourite meal, or simply just checking your emails? The spacious, interconnecting rooms with floor-to-ceiling books on every wall are light and airy in summer, yet cosy and snug in winter.

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