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Somewhere Else Cafe

No.8 Second Floor, Dianlaka, Du Ke Zong Old Town | (South from Four Square Dancing Street, Pijiangpo - in front of Lost Horizon Inn), Shangri-La County 674400, China
+86 182 1323 4679
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“pizza” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Pizza, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
No.8 Second Floor, Dianlaka, Du Ke Zong Old Town | (South from Four Square Dancing Street, Pijiangpo - in front of Lost Horizon Inn), Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much better value than Compass Cafe opposite, I had a great breakfast of granola and tea (that was topped up by the very thoughtful waitress - who also speaks very good English). The kitchen looked sparkling clean and the restaurant space was bright and airy.

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We stopped here just for dessert, but their overall menu included multiple delicious options that I would have purchased for a meal. The desserts are homemade and taste incredible!

Thank TrainingTravelBob
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Cool environment, super clean, easy to communicate. It's just an amazing place!! A lot of vegetarian options too!!

Thank MJalbert
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the Lost Horizon Guesthouse and ate at the Cafe daily for a week. The food was excellent as was the service and the people serving the food. A must do experience when you visit Shangri-La. Would return to the same place again in...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed May 17, 2018

We stayed at the Lost Horizon (associated Inn) and ate here at the Café daily. Good food, great service, and lively conversation with the owners, super!!

Thank michael755
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch in April 2018. Located just opposite The Compass, near the main square in Shangri-La Old Town. Warm, well decorated interior with exceptionally friendly staff (who speak good English). English menu. We had the Hawaiian pizza which was definitely the best pizza in...More

Thank JLMtravel2018
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

This bistro has excellent food, comfy chairs, and soft music in the background - the perfect place to relax with an espresso or pot of tea. You are greeted with a cup of hot water, comforting on rainy days. The breakfast menu is excellent -...More

Thank nichiban-PA
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Nothing flamboyant here. Outwardly not very remarkable. BUT inside it’s warm and friendly. The menu is a modern West meets ancient Tibet; it sounds risky but these people have pulled it off quite well. And the new espresso machine has the chief barista serving up...More

Thank Paripatetico
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We had the small breakfast and the homemade granola, both were good. The menu is versatile and the owner is nice and friendly.

Thank אסתר ר
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Their Burgers are very tasty! And moderately priced. Also nice coffee. And their homemade breads are excellent! Never have tasted such nice bread in China. Highly recommanded.

Thank zhum_12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$2 - $17
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.8 Second Floor, Dianlaka, Du Ke Zong Old Town | (South from Four Square Dancing Street, Pijiangpo - in front of Lost Horizon Inn), Shangri-La County 674400, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Shangri-La County
  • Phone Number: +86 182 1323 4679
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Somewhere Else Cafe is an Cafe-Restaurant in the heart of Shangri-La Old Town. Founded in 2011, it has been a haven for locals and tourists alike. After the fire of 2014, it relocated up onto Pijiangpo, 20m up the hill from the Dancing Square. The menu is mostly European. Known for our good coffee and pastries, some guests come for breakfast, some to meet friends and enjoy good wine. Still others come to sample our fresh breads and pizza. But after one visit, they all come back! If you are looking for great food and service, go Somewhere Else! Staff speaks Dutch, English, Chinese, French and Tibetan.
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