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The Bookworm

Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
+86 512 6526 4720
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
2 weeks ago
“Heads up, not a bookshop”
2 Oct 2017
“Live music,Tea and pancakes ”
Opens in 24 min
Bar, Italian, Chinese, American, International, Pub
$$ - $$$
Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute cafe, nice friendly staff but this is not a bookshop. They do not sell books. Google may tell you otherwise but if you are looking to buy English books, this is not the a place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PipC_11
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This nice and semi-hidden tea house has a relaxing and chilled atmosphere, the place is full of every kind of book, good music helps you enjoying international and yummy food and delicious tea, at 8.30 pm. a deep voiced Chinese girl offers a pretty impressive...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank A4065WYgiuliac
Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you have nothing to do on a weekend afternoon, or any afternoon, this is the place to go for a cuppa and nice atmosphere. The staff are friendly. A few cats here and there in the place, and since i love cats, i enjoyed...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Suhaila_Mambo
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I don't know how this has ever gotten a good review. Service is appalling, only half a dozen people in and it took 40 minutes for food to arrive. The over priced menu is very limited as is the drinks stock. I wont be back...More

Date of visit: September 2016
4  Thank travellerdave66
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We came here during a rainy day and the place is perfect. Good coffee coupled with some hearty home made biscuits that was introduced by the staff. Great space to just chill and chit chat with your friends.

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank amy_yep
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the bookworm with two friends to have burgers and wine, since we heard positive feedback here, and it was a terrible experience. We ordered quesadilla, two burgers with blue cheese and one cheeseburger. Quesadilla was served 30 minutes after, cold and not tasty......More

Date of visit: November 2016
3  Thank 794rzaa
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for some Western food and saw this place on TripAdvisor. Good deal on beer and a decent margarita pizza. Hit the spot! We'll come back.

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank uncle_albert5
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Right on the corner of an alleyway with a few bars. The outdoor seating is idea in the summer and they've got a few good beers on tap.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank jumpingfrenchman32
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a nice place to go if you want to take some time out and sit back in relaxed surroundings. The interior is simple and comfortable, and having books all around the walls is a really nice touch. Live music on Fridays nights is...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Dale D
Reviewed 26 June 2016

it is an ok bar, but not really that much in terms of food. I have only tried the old menu. IT does do many interesting events but no one would go there for the food.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank adventurousarchitect
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
  • Phone Number: +86 512 6526 4720
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The Bookworm Suzhou is at once café, bookstore, restaurant, library, bar, comedy club, and live music venue; truly a central cultural hub of the great city of Suzhou, and one of the most classic expat-operated venues in town.Located just off the famous ShiQuanJie street downtown (just by the PingQiaoZhiJie intersection), it plays host to delicious foods, drinks, and activities both local and from around the world. Head down anytime, be it for a proper cup of coffee and a sandwich, a cold beer and some laughs, a bit of sun out on the patio, or to check out one of the many cool weekly events that keep this cultural heart beating.
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