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Coffee Shops & Cafés (Kāfēi Tīng 咖啡厅)
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Solomon's Courtyard Coffee House (Jimei)--Try their delightful homebaked items (American recipes handed down for four generations). Click Here for more information.

Relax Café (Meilì Shíguāng 美丽时光) Just outside XMU, this is a favorite with Lǎowài. Rustic wood décor, comfy couches and chairs for dining, reading (nice library) or surfing the net with their WIFI. Nice homemade breads.
Add: #1 Yǎnwǔ Lù, Bldg. #2, Shop á, 2/F 厦大演武路1号2楼á室 Tel: 2191687

Sun Dance Café (Rìwǔ Kāfēiwū日舞咖啡屋) Live music most weekends; good food, vast CD library of music from all over the planet (some not even from this planet). Try the roast lamb & veggies (3-hours advance notice). Awe-some; be sure Michael makes the yeast rolls too. He grows his own spices, uses only extra-virgin olive oil, and NO MSG.
Also visit the "Sundance Kid's" “Brown Sugar” Café near XMU.
Add: #252 Lùjiāng Dào, Guómào Hǎijǐng Bldg.
鹭江道252号国贸海景 Tel: 2390538 Buses: 28, 50, 67

Brown Sugar (Hēitáng Kāfēi 黑糖咖啡)
Add: #19 Ding’ao Zai 2/F 顶澳仔19号 Near XMU (厦大附近)
Tel: 2198726

Javaromas (Kāfēi Tīng 咖啡厅)—great cheeseburgers; 1st with wifi. 
Add: 31-13 Jiànyè Lù, by Marco Polo Hotel ( 建业路,马可勃罗酒店对面)
Tel: 5145677 FAX 5145377 www.javaromas.com Buses: 26, 72

McCafe (Yǎzi Kāfēi Guǎn 雅子咖啡馆 ) Elegant; nonsmoking upstairs has fire-place and view of Yuandang Lake.
Add: #1 Jiànyè Lù, Jíxiáng Jiāyuán; opposite Marco Polo Hotel 建业路1号 吉祥家园(马可勃罗酒店对面)
Tel: 5063338 E-mail: zqm@asia-foods.com www.masako.cn

Le Mezina (莱蜜滋那) Bodacious burgers, good coffee.
Add: #11 Húbīn Xī Lù 湖滨西路11号 Tel: 2684129

Harbour Café (Holiday Inn) (Hǎijǐng Huángguān Dà Jiúdiàn 海景皇冠大酒店) More a restaurant than Café; best Western buffets. Check our their Christ-mas and Thanksgiving special. Also Chinese, Japanese and Italian restaurants. Add: 12-8 Zhēnhǎi Lù 镇海路12-8号

The Coffee Club (Free WIFI) Add: #1-10 Jiànyè Lù. 建业路1号之10
Tel: 5312246 Opposite Marco Polo Hotel 马可波罗对面
Cotton Loft (棉花咖啡)Add: #18-2 Héxiāng Dōng Lù 和祥东路18号之2
Tel: 8541646

Ark Espresso Café (城市光廊音乐美食主题馆)
Add: # 685, Héxiāng Xī Lù 和祥西路685号 Tel: 2210768 Buses: 48, 97, 808
2nd Location: #150 Bǎilùzhōu Lù 白鹭洲路150 号 Tel: 2213850 Buses: 86, 87

Macchiato Coffee (玛琪雅朵) Try the soft-shelled crab (eat the shells!)
Add: #101 Héxiāng Xī Lù, Gùgōng Lù
禾祥西路故宫路101号 Tel:2287628 Buses: 35, 48
2nd Location: Húbīn Nán Lù & Bǎilùzhōu Lù Tel: 2209288 Bus: #15
My Living Room Wine Bar (Wǒde Kètīng我的客厅)
Add: 31-28 Jiànyè Lù (by Marco Polo) 建业路31之28 Tel: 5758558

Shàngdǎo (UBC) Coffee(上岛咖啡) Dozens of locations. Check the Amoy Magic Website for a dozen or so address and phone numbers.

Yiyuan Hotel Cafe Seaside Chinese and Western Cuisine? A favorite Laowai hangout is the Yiyuan Hotel, just past Xiamen University on the Island Ring Road. Chef Matt (Luo Lun An), from Guangdong, spent ten years at the Xiamen Holiday Inn, working his way up from apprentice to Head Chef. Now he serves up great Chinese or Western food at Yiyuan. Try his chicken and cheese (Cordon Blue), cod, salmon, pizza, or hearty cheeseburgers 'n fries. And end the meal by a nice stroll up the beach, right across the street.

 

Pizza Hut 'Experts' say Chinese don't like cheese, but given the way they devour pizza they could have fooled me. And Chinese are master architects when it comes to constructing salads at Pizza Huts' one-trip salad bar. It is perfectly acceptable to use cucumber slices and tomatoes to extend the size of the bowl, and to cement layer after layer in place with salad dressing. Shannon is the master salad maker in our family, but even he can't compete with some of the Xiamen University girls who build salads so tall it takes two to carry them. And, somehow, they eat it all, and stay slim and trim. If I could learn their secret I'd be on Oprah tomorrow.

Try the Pizza Hut on the Seaview Building, 24th floor, near the Gulangyu Ferry, and get a tall salad and a taller view.

Havana Restaurant

For a romantic candlelit dinner of Latin Cuisine, try the Havana Restaurant and dine to soft jazz music playing in the background. Bill and I tried it on a week-night and enjoyed the quiet intimate atmosphere. We were encouraged to come on a Friday or Saturday when it can be quite lively, but I prefer the quiet.

The food was excellent but the prices were also high. Give it a try if you would like something very special.--But from someone else who just visited there--make sure its a weeknight unless you like the rowdy atmosphere of the weekend crowd!

 

Lu Fa Gourmet Restaurant (Huli)

This is one of my favorite restaurants for Chinese food. Their Sweet & Sour Pork is the best I've had in Xiamen. Its called Pineapple and Pork Cubes on the menu. We also had Chicken & Cashews which wasn't on the menu but they will fix it for you if you ask. Everything we've had has been good quality and delicious. If you're looking for a restaurant in Huli I would highly recommend this restaurant.

 

Open Air Dining
(World Trade Center Mall 5/F Food Court)

Twice, Bill and I have had a snack or drink out on the open air section of this food court. If the weather is nice it is a very romantic and cheap date!

 

 

Lujiang Hotel Rooftop Dining

For one of the best views of the harbor try the Lujiang Hotel top floor. You can either dine outdoors or indoors, both with the harbor boats and Gulangyu in view. Carts come around offering dim sum all hours of the day including supper and you can also order off the menu. Their Sweet & Sour Pork is one of the best in town!


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