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“Excellent pizza”
Review of Slice of Heaven

Slice of Heaven
Ranked #19 of 652 Restaurants in Kunming
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Cafe, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: The best Kiwi cafe, bakery and bar in Kunming, possibly China. breakfast, cakes, pies, pizzas, lunch, freshly roasted Yunnan coffee, dinner, salads, imported beers and wines, free wifi
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Small cafe with a pleasant ambience. Was there with a friend on a weeknight and they weren't very busy, I understand that they are hopping on weekends and especially on Fridays, when pizza is half price. On weekends they set tables outside on the sidewalk. Most of the customers the night I was there were expats.

We started with a salad and had a pizza featuring roast eggplant and roast red peppers. It was dotted with goat cheese. The crust was medium thin and crispy on the bottom. The cook had a good hand with the toppings, and didn't bury the crust under too much stuff. Excellent balance of ingredients and nicely seasoned with oregano.

I had a glass of Chilean cabernet that was an fine accompaniment to the meal. My friend had juice. Portion size was generous and prices were reasonable. Service was fine, but the proprietor looked weary.

Cost about 120 Yuan and we were well pleased. Plan to return.

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Thank ZhongguoKM
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Slice of Heaven's pizza came highly recommended, so we went significantly out of our way to find it. The food itself was pretty good (not the best I've had in China, but certainly not the worst), but the attitude of the proprietress was gruff and, at times, openly disdainful. She huffed audibly when we didn't want to order liquor (as anyone who's worked in restaurants knows, liquor is the money maker; but that doesn't mean I have to start drinking it in order to eat at your restaurant). The food took about 45 minutes to arrive (an indication of either poor management of resources or improper staff training, in my experience; Mike's Pizza in Chengdu, for example, is much busier but is managed well, so you get your pizza quickly), but we were happy enough to eat it and made no complaints. We were pleasantly surprised when paying the bill to find out that the restaurant was running a special that gave us a great discount--but later, the owner had the audacity to complain that we didn't spend enough money in her establishment. She thus guaranteed that I will never spend money there again.

If you don't mind a condescending, bad attitude and incredibly slow service, do it up. Personally, I'd rather spend a little extra money and go to Pizza da Rocco. Their bread is better anyway.

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3  Thank MeiguoNvren
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BarbaraKunming, Owner at Slice of Heaven, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are sorry your experience at our cafe was unenjoyable. Since then we have made some changes. The first has been to make a sign asking customers not to bring in or consume drinks from outside the cafe. In future this will be written on the bottom of our menus in English and Chinese. The second change we have made is to make our Friday happy-hour half-price pizzas available with the purchase of any drink from our tea, coffee, juice, soda, beer and wine menus. Previously we had not asked customers to buy drinks with their pizzas. The third change we have made is to personally tell all our customers their pizzas are half price on Friday rather than trust that they have read the two signs on both sides if the door.
Thank you again for your constructive criticism.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This cafe is fantastic! Great food - you must have the sausage patties for breakfast, but leave some room for the carrot cake ( delicious and moist ), great service - friendly and welcoming, great environment - indoor, outdoor eating, clean, good books to loan, free wifi. It was just like a good cafe back home, and for a kiwi that has been missing a good coffee each day, this was heaven.
Thanks, Barbara and the team. We will be back when we visit Kunming again.

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1  Thank Linda W
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Go there especially on a Sunday evening and enjoy a fixed-price roast chicken dinner, with baked potatoes and sweet potatoes, carrots and asparagus, and topped off with a delicious dessert. Reservations at least 3 days in advance are required as the tables fill up fast.

1  Thank RozW
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

As Kiwi living in China, when I read the previous reviews of this NZ owned Cafe I travelled from one side of Kunming to the other just to try a taste of Kiwi.
We ordered the Classic Quiche, a Carrot Cake, a fresh bread roll, Rose Tea and a Capaccino.
The small portion of quiche was very tasty, served with one little piece of lettuce with a slither (a very thin slice) of tomato & two slithers of cucumber. Generousity definately lacking!
The Carrot cake was a little more generous in portion size, BUT must have been very close to its expiry date as it was very, very dry.
The bread roll was of a large size, served warm with yummy NZ butter.
The rose tea according to my wife was very good.
The Cappaccino. Oh boy! What a disaster. After waiting for 15 minutes, it arrived cold and very strong. I asked the server to replace it with a hot one, which she did graciously.
The second Cappaccino was nice and hot, but very strong, more like a double expresso of burnt tasting coffee beans.
Bottom line: The Barrista needs a beginners course in coffee making skills.
I was told the NZ owner was in Spain on holiday.

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2  Thank Mikenshanghai
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