Xizhimen: The Final Frontier? The transport hub hasn’t traditionally been a hotspot for F&B outlets, but as the city looks continually outwards, there’s now nothing stopping good Xizhimen and Xizhiwomen from glugging a third-wave cup o’ joe. Nestled just west of the station, Coffee Craft does what it says on the tin, with a firm focus on brews, including very good espresso drinks (20-35RMB) and V60 drips (from 45RMB), with beans-to-go and assorted coffee paraphernalia also on sale.
Food options are light, limited to passable café faves such as the croissant (15RMB), cookies (15RMB) and cheesecake (35RMB). Like everything these days, the sparse café is also a ‘space’ and an art space, with changing exhibitions cladding its white walls and polished-concrete floors. This might not become your local, but Coffee Craft is great for a pre-train stop off, and an upgrade on your station Starbucks.
Good for An excellent breakfast deal before catching a train (12RMB for a small coffee and croissant); personal space
What’s nearby Xizhimen & Beijing North station