Kunming Travel Blog› entry 35 of 51 › view all entries
January 23rd, 2009 – by: countessk
- The Prague cafe has a little library and great food. I like the goats cheese and vegetable sandwich.
- French cafe has a limited menu for vegetarians and I think it's overpriced, Bob likes it because he can play chess on their computer.
- Vintage cafe is my favorite so far, the decor is really good and the menu is well developed with lots unusual things like waxberry juice.
- Must coffee shop is cheaper than the others but gets really cold.
- I am living cafe is ok but gets a bit smoky.
- Salvador's is another popular cafe that is closed for renovations right now.
Something that has shocked me is the cost of things here, this is a merely an observation and not a complaint. I realize I'm going to trendy cafes with western food menus but I am still surprised that most drinks cost between 10 and 30 yuan (1-3 pounds), fine for me but quite a lot for a cup of tea for locals, I guess it takes time to find the bargains in a new city. I don't mind paying more for western food but even the hotpot is usually 50 -100 (5-10pounds). I also noticed that in Carrefour a lot of items were the same price as they are in the UK, I did expect things to be a lot cheaper in China and they are not, I guess I'm just annoyed because I ended up spending 300 yuan (30pounds) at the supermarket on cleaning supplies, not fun!
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