Zakka & Coffee, Beijing

Zakka & Coffee is part of a two-in-one store concept located in Gulou Street. After exploring Voyage Coffee, I was heading to Yandaixie to check out another cafe. But, along the way, I spotted this two storey store, Kodo.

The store was crowded and the concept seemed pretty interesting to me. So a detour was made to check this place out! 😀

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Zakka & Coffee (Kodo)
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Coffee & Zakka Location

On the first floor, it’s basically a gift shop selling merchandise such as stationery, toys, plushies and more.

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Gift Shop
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3 Floors

The shop was jam packed. I had to squeeze through to the back to a stair leading up to the cafe.

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Going Up

There cafe has two floors – second floor and the rooftop. Went to check out the rooftop and it was as empty as a desert. Mainly because the season is changing from winter and summer and they have all these annoying seeds that looks like cotton flying around.

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Rooftop Area
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Another View

I made my way back down and looked for a table. The area is quite large with ample of seats throughout.

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Zakka & Coffee

There are tables located next to a large window, which are probably the best seats on the floor as you have the view of pedestrians walking about.

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Another View

Unlike traditional cafes and following modern trends, the cafe uses an iPad to order food and drinks. I ordered their green tea latte and ‘spaghetti and black pepper’.

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Menu

The pasta was good! Absolutely loved the broccoli that was included (it’s my all time favourite veg). Got a little spicy midway due to the black pepper but overall I would say it’s quite delicious.

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Pasta

As for the green tea latte, it’s pretty good as well. Nothing very unique. It’s just a standard green tea latte.

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Green Tea Latte

And some fruits to finish off the meal (it was my dinner).

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Fruit Platter

Overall, no regrets making this detour. Surprisingly, there’s almost no article that covers this place. Never heard of it until I saw it on the street. Might be the first ever review 😛 (or not)

The ambience of the cafe was so-so. Honestly I found it a bit too dark. I like cafes that are brightly lit. But usually for large cafes like this, the experience won’t be too focused on the coffee and food itself. Instead, it would be a place to just relax and spend your day away with friends and family after taking a long walk in the nearby vicinity.

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