Earlier this week, I griped re coffee scarcity in the China View complex, but last night I spotted a place on the verge of opening. The newest branch of Cava Coffee is just down from Drei Kronen 1308 and includes a first-floor bar with a few seats and a second floor that can hold several dozen patrons.
The coffee isn’t cheap, starting at rmb30, but if you need a place to park and work, this will do. I tend toward Moment Cafe in Sanlitun Soho (B1) and have twice been to the new Zap, but there are times when someone is coming to this area and I want an easy-to-find place –“the building with Hooters” usually works.
Cava also has food. Pasta and sandwiches start at rmb38 and there are also soups and pizzas and a small but decent beer selection.