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Somewhere Else Cafe

No.8 Second Floor, Dianlaka, Du Ke Zong Old Town | (South from Four Square Dancing Street, Pijiangpo - in front of Lost Horizon Inn), Shangri-La County 674400, China
+86 182 1323 4679
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Cozy Atmosphere, Great Coffee, Special Food Items”
30 Jan 2018
“Had a great breakfast and coffee”
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Cafe, Pizza, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
No.8 Second Floor, Dianlaka, Du Ke Zong Old Town | (South from Four Square Dancing Street, Pijiangpo - in front of Lost Horizon Inn), Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy Atmosphere with great host and hostess. You are not going to find a better bagel sandwich in Asia. Lots of attention to detail and tastes. Great breakfast options.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is a great stop for coffee and a bite in Old Town. Friendly service in a nice atmosphere. Good attention to making good coffee.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We can only recommend this place. We visited it only 5 days after it reopened, but everything already ran smoothly. We had a lovely, large breakfast (recommend the veggie omelette) and a nice chat with the owner who gave us some great tips for a...More

Thank JessicaBelgium_12
Reviewed 30 October 2013

The Somewhere Else Cafe was conveniently located near our hostel. They had a great menu and breakfast was served quickly, which helped us get on the road for the day. It was a great place to have a glass of wine in the evening. It...More

Thank kamalley2
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Great location on 2F looking out over old town square. Really comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Opens early. Sunlight streaming in during the daytime, cozy by wood stove at night. Bosses were really nice. Everything we had was good. Prices very reasonable. Recommend their pizzas, sandwiches,...More

Thank aimeibob
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Another western option in Shangrila. In the heart of the old city by square street, above a shop. The place is cozy with fire in the middle. Large, spacious and with lots of tables to sit. Great service in English. Coffee was great. Pizza was...More

Thank ggbazza
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

Great breakfast food, the owner is a very nice and helpful Dutch guy. The place is very clean and has a wonderful ambiance, especially compared to other places in the city. Strongly recommended.

Thank vardag
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I'm at the cafe right now with free wifi n laptops available for use. We had coffee and brownies and they taste great. The atmosphere here is very relaxing while we hang out and chat about what to do next. One additional bonus is that...More

Thank Tan N
Reviewed 8 September 2013

This place is amazing if you need to relax after Tiger Leaping gorge and have a hankering for some Western food/coffee. We ate here everyday for breakfast during our three days in Shangri-la (my partner would have had every meal here if I'd let him)....More

Thank Natasha T
Reviewed 4 September 2013

This cafe serves superb food, we have tried their pizza, pasta & sandwich, we love the cream cheese so much and was told its imported from italy. The atmosphere is superb too, its located on first floor so you can get away from the noisy...More

Thank Ericalow
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 18
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating
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Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.8 Second Floor, Dianlaka, Du Ke Zong Old Town | (South from Four Square Dancing Street, Pijiangpo - in front of Lost Horizon Inn), Shangri-La County 674400, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Shangri-La County
  • Phone Number: +86 182 1323 4679
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Somewhere Else Cafe is an Cafe-Restaurant in the heart of Shangri-La Old Town. We were founded in 2011, and has been providing quality food and service to the locals and tourists. After the fire of 2014, we’ve moved up onto Pijiangpo, 20m up the hill from the Dancing Square. We are well known for our good coffee and pastries. The menu is mostly European. Some guests come for breakfast, some to meet friends and drink some good wine. Others come to have a decent meal. But after one visit, they all come back! Staff speaks Dutch, English, Chinese, French and Tibetan. Welcome!
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