Arts Coffee Haven
This small shop was originally intended to sell handmade crafts, but the owner found so many people stopping in looking for coffee that he decided to make it a coffee shop. Traffic to this small gray building is sparked by the nearby Confucius and Lama temples, and owner Wang Haiyan hosts a variety of visitors looking for a place to rest and sip. Haiyan found most of the decorations (many antiques) at local flea markets, and a number of them have Buddhist influence. Illy and Fair Trade coffees are available, as well as beer, wine, pizzas, and sandwiches.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.