A small and enchanting caf¨¦ in the back outside the Forbidden City, Compass caf¨¦ draws in tourists with more than just coffee.
Inside this JingShanQianJi street Caf¨¦, I also found a large selection of Chinese teas and snacks, in addition to original Jamaican and Brazilin coffees. One cup of tea or coffee usually cost less than RMB50, which was quite good considering its location.
But that was not all. Compass also carried many wonderful Chinese handicrafts like Chinese knots, kites, china figurines, and cloth puppet. With free WIFI, you could surf on the internet for free. They also had a printer in case you need to print a map or a guide (RMB 3 per page).
And the services didn¡¯t stop there. To see the sights around the Forbidden City, Compass rent bicycles. They also have tickets to acrobatic shows, Peking Opera, and kung fu demonstrations, as well as packaged tours of the Great Wall. Here, you have access to basically all the places to visit in Beijing.
The owner was friendly and kind, and spoke fluent English. He said he wanted visitors to see everything Beijing has to offer.
What I appreciate
The wide array of services
What customers appreciate
Considerable services, good prices, English-speaking owner
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