MIA Flower Café

MIA Flower Café On my continuous hunt for places with patios, I stumbled upon MIA Flower & Tea. The photos I found online intrigued me, and I set out to see what they had to offer. It was a bit difficult to find at first, but completely worth it. Their eclectic decor (think grandma’s shabby chic garden) and private courtyard are a true delight. Every nook in the two-story café has been festooned with knick-knacks, … Continue reading

Kempi Coffee

Kempi Coffee Guiyang panini

One of the first things foreigners realize upon arriving in Guiyang is that the city has a pretty weak sandwich scene. Bread in the city is generally sweet and not particularly good to make a sandwich with, and meat for sandwiches can also be pretty pricey at the supermarkets.  Enter Kempi Coffee, a great café below the Kempinski Hotel. The interior is non-smoking, a real rarity in Guiyang, and they have a great patio with … Continue reading

Sculpting in Time Café

Guiyang Guizhou Sculpting in Time Cafe inside

Sculpting in Time is another of Guiyang’s great little cafés, and it’s easy to find inside Hunter Mall downtown. With a nice menu of drinks and light foods, it’s a good café to sit at whether you’re meeting friends or planning your grocery list before heading downstairs to Carrefour. The café isn’t quite as smoky as some of Guiyang’s other cafés, due to its wide open storefront and a back door that’s left open on all … Continue reading

Rooftop Café

Guiyang Guizhou Rooftop Cafe roof

Rooftop Café is one of the Guiyang staple hangouts that you might never find if nobody tells you about it. The coffee is a bit pricy, but the ambiance is totally worth it, especially if you’ve lucky enough to have the day off on one of Guiyang’s rare sunny days.  The highlight of this two-story café on the roof of an apartment building is — without a doubt — the rooftop patio. It’s an unexpected … Continue reading