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82 Boai Lu, Dali, China
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0872-2671572
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Café de Jack offers a wide-range of dishes, including Western cuisine, Chinese cuisine, and local cuisine. We ate there for lunch twice, and enjoyed it both times. First day we had their spicy eggplant stew (very spicy), and their spicy beef pizza (not very spicy). Next day, we tried two of their noodle dishes. All dishes were very good, and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Fireplace and seating was comfortable. Service was good. Indonesian style friend rice was super oily and the milkshake I later ordered was basically just milk.

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Thank Chris M
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Everyday that we have been in Dali we come here because of the good coffee great food excellent breakfast friendly staff chilled music and warm atmosphere when we come back this will be our first place of call

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Thank Douglas B
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Bumped into Cafe de Jack after walking through rainy Dali. The fireplace provides a nice warm break even though it's mid July. Yunnan coffee is nice and a pot is quite economical if you like to drink more than one cup. Kids enjoyed the burgers. Apple pie is quite different from the expected German version with a very thin pastry.... More 

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Thank Ince13
Windsor, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited Cafe de Jack on our last day in Dali - great English and American breakfasts! Jack also does an awesome milkshake too. Good atmosphere. Good cooking. Really relaxing place to watch the world go by. Has an English menu if you need it. We loved it.

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Thank BlueFruit
Beijing, China
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221 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

the beers are ok with a fair price. the food is as good (or bad) as many other western restaurants in town, i would suggest unless you are really starving for Western food... just go for a local Chinese stuff and get your dinner.

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Thank arthur523
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Seating is nice and decor equally pleasing. Service was good......but the menu was not. The food we ordered was unpalatable and we left most of it on the plate. The actual dishes served do not equate to what is offered on the menu (e.g items missing etc). If the food was half the price then I could see how they... More 

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Thank tartantraveller1888
Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I really enjoyed this place, the food was good, service good and price was reasonable. It has a lovely atmosphere and the whole family enjoyed it.

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Thank chinalad06
Beijing, China
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to eat in an ashtray, you'll want to eat here. Otherwise, skip it. Bad service, bad food, horrid stench. I regret not leaving immediately.

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Thank Luke P
Cuenca, Ecuador
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Friendly place with decent food. Lasagna was nice and filling. Sweet and sour pork, however, has nothing but the meat and a very sticky and sweet sauce. Comfortable atmosphere.

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Thank Dorty E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Boai Lu, Dali, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Dali
  • Phone Number: 0872-2671572

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?