This café in the student district of Wudaokou near the high-technology zone Zhong Guan Cun has a bar in the back and small ta... More
Sculpting In Time (Diaoke Shiguang)
This café in the student district of Wudaokou near the high-technology zone Zhong Guan Cun has a bar in the back and small tables in the front. Walls are lined with books, and the café boasts an impressive international CD collection. It is this down-to-earth, laid-back atmosphere that attracts Chinese, Japanese, expats and Western students for conversation and study. Occasional showings of foreign films add to the artistic atmosphere. The menu offers coffee drinks, sandwiches and impressively tasty pastas. A recent addition to the menu includes crepes. Most items are CNY20-30. The combination of CNY10 coffee and wifi will keep you here for hours.
Beijing can be a busy, stressful city. Sculpting in Time is a place to retreat from it all for a few minutes (or half a day) with a hot chocolate and an apple muffin.
The free broadband wi-fi access attracts a lot of students who want to play "doom" all afternoon, but the light jazz and friendly service ensure that it never feels too noisy.