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“Welcome refuge with decent coffee” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lavazza Cafe Espresso

Lavazza Cafe Espresso
Ranked #9 of 38 Coffee & Tea in Xi'an
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Seating
Description: Centrally located Xian Lavazza Cafe Espresso is the number one choice for travelers coming to Xian for its wonderful location, great coffee and local chinese tea, and cheap tours. Whether Xian is your final destination or just a stop along the way let our fully licensed in-house travel agency guide you in your discovery of Xi'an.
shanghai
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139 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Welcome refuge with decent coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The location near the mosque and muslim quarter is great, the coffee was good and Jessica's helpfulness with travel advice was welcomed. Also appreciated were the complimentary Chinese shortbread-like treats! If you visit in summer the air conditioning and iced coffee varieties a great tonic.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank xingming
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Hong Kong
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Interesting combination of coffee and tea house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

the good: it's just next to the mosque and the bazaar, if you want to escape the crowds. The place is quiet, clean with friendly staff who speak good english and Chinese and can give you all sorts of cultural advice (from tea to history facts).

the bad: maybe it was a single case, but I got my espresso in a cold cup (which made the espresso cold, while it should be drank hot). They didn't quite understand, however they immediately offered to make me a new one.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Xueyan D
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Robina, Australia
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Not a CAFE, If you want coffee & advice, good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We read all the good reviews so decided to give this CAFE a try.
It seems to me this small coffee shop gets good ratings from westerners who enjoy the company of those who have good comprehension skills, offer local tourist advice when asked & stock good coffee's & tea.
I didn't see any evidence of any real food or a menu, but I was offered Haggen Daz ice cream bars from the freezer.
Jessica was very amiable & friendly.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Artificer101
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1 review
“Quality coffee? Excellent local tea? Generous and caring service? This is the place to come in Xian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The hustle and bustle of the Muslim Quarter is a must when visiting Xian, and so is a visit to Jessica Lee's Lavazza Cafe and Tea House, just left of the Mosque as you exit it. As well as quality tea, coffee and free wifi, you are in excellent and caring hands with the owner (a former tour guide)- Jessica. As well as being a friendly face she was a great resource, helping us to find antiques, TCM clinics, and anything else we needed help with. Support Jessica and find a welcoming home away from home while in Xian!

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank BiancaKeys
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best cup of Tea in China!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Travellers take note - If you want good service and a great cup of tea or coffee - this IS the place to go to in Xian. An amazing find in the middle of all the mayhem, totally unexpected and a pleasure to be able to rest the feet and enjoy a really good cup of tea. Jessica was a very patient and generous host and was happy to spend time with all her customers and speaking very good English was a font of local knowledge. Will try and get back there before we leave for the tea ceremony.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Sue M
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