A thread of fresh air

By Zoe Li (That's Beijing)
Updated: 2007-05-05 10:35

A thread of fresh airOut of Beijing's claustrophobic cafe scene, rife with disappointments, comes this breath of fresh air. Panino Teca's assortment of bread is baked daily on the premises and is dressed up with an exhaustive variety of sandwich fillings.

The Crudo sandwich (RMB 30) on lightly toasted ciabatta is brimming with real Parma ham, soft mozzarella and sweet, juicy tomato slices. Eating it in the sunshine streaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows of this casual-chic cafe, you'll want your Sunday brunch to last all day. Treat yourself to something naughty, and dig into a slice of black forest gateau (RMB 26). Boozy maraschinos accent alternating layers of moist chocolate sponge and thick vanilla cream with mascarpone. Chase it with a cup of full-bodied cappuccino (RMB 22) for a firm full stop to your meal.

Delivery is available, although if you are too far from their location you may need to pay the taxi fee. 

Panino Teca
Location: 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-84541797
Open: Daily 8am-11pm.



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