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Blue Gecko Cafe

No.3 Hong Long Jing | 50m down from the Honglongjing Gate, Dali 671003, China
+86 189 8720 9662
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“waffles” (8 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
No.3 Hong Long Jing | 50m down from the Honglongjing Gate, Dali 671003, China
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Great western breakfast options and a quiet escape in the morning from some of the other busy streets in the old town area.

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank allisonbru
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were looking for some decent Western food after having been travelling Yunnan for a couple of weeks. Blue Gecko did not disappoint. The atmosphere is convivial as the owner, Max, made herself readily available. Food was of a high quality and...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank 343edn
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

I really love this place, especially sitting in the cosy upstairs section and having breakfast whilst people stroll past below. They have great food and the service is very friendly and caring. Can't recommend it enough :)

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank jarydc2014
Reviewed May 30, 2017

breakfasts were just ok, service was slow and not that friendly. Nothing dreadful but there are better options around this area although the garden tables would be lovely in the warmer months

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank GayleUK
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

An escape from the hustle and bustle on the edge of Dali old town. We had the Greek pizza and pumpkin soup both were tasty. The house wine was pretty good too! The bread with the soup was hard and dry in sections. But overall...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank James S
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a perfect place for breakfast or lunch, close to the center in a side alley. When we were there around 9AM it was nice and quiet away from the tour groups. There is seating in- or outside.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank 360nikid
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

I Will start off by saying that all the times I went here I was very pleased by the food! I liked all of the dishes I got except the cheese fries. What made me leave this place a bit frustrated was the service. There...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank DannniiL
tracyasia, Owner at Blue Gecko Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

Hi there, this is the kind of review that makes me want to crawl under the table. I must apologise for our bad service. While we do charge extra for adding an additional portion of food to a meal, you should never have had this...More

Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is a very small resto who offers Good Western type of food with attentive good service and affordable pricing.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank BrotherYo
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Max was very friendly and lovely to talk to. As a couple of Brits this place was a gem to get some home food. We had the big breakfast (including homemade marmalade and proper bacon) and the breakfast burrito and would recommend either. Definitely one...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Tilli0807
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Max, who runs the cafe (and sleepy fish hostel) is very friendly and can give you good tips about the area. The menu and service is in English, the food is very tasty and there is a good variety. Tastefully decorated with a clean western...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank b356
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December 24, 2015|
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Response from hen l | Reviewed this property |
Can you find bar street? its at the top across from dali cat
Kate B
June 21, 2015|
Response from tracyasia | Property representative |
Hi Kate, sorry about that! I have just updated the tripadvisor map and added a little to our address to help make it more clear (it takes a day or two to change on the site). We are about 50m down from the Hong Long Jing... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.3 Hong Long Jing | 50m down from the Honglongjing Gate, Dali 671003, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Dali
  • Phone Number: +86 189 8720 9662
  • E-mail
Blue Gecko has new operating hours! We are now open three days a week with a new wood-fire pizza oven. Come enjoy sitting in our garden and try our fabulous pizza each Monday, Friday and Saturday. If you have a group and want us to open for an event, call us to prearrange the time and we will open just for you!
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