Korean-run cafe specializing in waffles, desserts and other snacks.
User reviews of Maan Coffee 漫咖啡
I do love the whole space and vibe of Maan Coffee... it feels really relaxed, yet upscale, and the coffee is affordable. I even like the cheeky teddy bear method of delivering drinks. My only problem with the place -- really the only problem -- is that the internet is absolutely terrible!!! They have a couple different networks going but none of them seem to really work. I always end up switching back and forth to different ones with no resolution. Yesterday, after my boyfriend and I spent our entire visit cursing the connection (it wasn't just slow, I simply couldn't connect for more than thirty seconds), we ended up leaving. Sometimes you go to a coffee shop to relax with friends, but other times you really just want to get work done. Unfortunately I don't think I'll be going back to Maan any time soon for that.
Went here on a really cold day this winter. It was nice and warm inside until workmen decided to work on the front door. We moved once to get out of the cold, and then after our meals were delivered were told to move again because of the workmen (although we weren't really in their way). Guess it's not that they repair the front door every day but on a Saturday morning I thought it was a bit weird.
Food was pretty good, though they only give you the tiniest portion of maple syrup to have on your waffles (um.. am I supposed to eat them dry?) When I asked for more the first waitress told me to wait then disappeared for 20 minutes (with no intention of getting me any - I think she had a problem with me getting it for free). So 20 minutes later I asked someone else who said 'Sure' and gave me a second portion. The first waitress saw that happen and looked both unimpressed and embarrassed at the same time.
Still, I enjoyed the place, it's worth a visit if you love waffles. Place was clean and with a nice atmosphere.
I've been waiting for this place to open now for a couple of weeks and since it did I have been twice. Food is great, Bulgogi burger and the waffles are my favorites. Food is also quite cheap for being Sanlitun.
Drinks are nice but same price as any other places. Lemonades are tasty, smoothies taste more home made than store bought which is a plus.
Since it just opened the service personnel is kinda sucky but I really hope they get better soon.
The space is awesome. Cool interior and a great upper floor with both outdoor seating and semi-outdoor seating.
Will be my main destination many sundays to come.
If service was better it would be a 5/5.
Though I've passed by Maan coffee so many times, I went in the first time Monday afternoon. Ordered the tuna sandwich and the plain waffle to take away. I couldn't wait to get home to have it as the aroma was intoxicating. The tuna sandwich was perfect! Loved it. The plain waffle is pure indulgence which comes with maple syrup, whipped cream and rasberry jam(I think it was rasberry jam! )
I am definitely going to go there more often...!
Stumbled across this branch whilst heading for lunch elsewhere and were pleasantly surprised. The food and drinks are excellent, staff are friendly and the lunchtime atmosphere was pretty chilled.
We tried the bulgogi burger and the Ham/Cheese toasties, along with a completely unnecessary waffle. Everything was very tasty, portions decent and the prices for the food quite reasonable. The drinks were quite pricey relative to the food, but when done that well it's worth the money.
By 2pm a lot of tables were taken up by what appeared to be company meetings. These got a little noisy but it's still a far more relaxing place to be than your average Starbucks.
Didn't know Beijing could do places like this.
Went here late for dessert. Place was packed but its huge and there was plenty of seating.
The waffles are huge and really cheap (28-35 RMB). Good selection of coffee and tea ( try the red ginseng ). You order as soon as you walk in and are then given a coloured teddy bear so the servers can identify you. OK not really my thing and I felt a bit ridiculous as a grown man with a purple teddy in hand but.....the decor is very cool, vintage eclectic seating, moroccan lamps everywhere creating ambient lighting.
Overall very impressed and definitely a good alternative to Starbucks.
This place is dangerously close to my house. Awesome atmosphere, excellent service, and WAFFLES like I haven't had in ages! A great place to spend a weekend morning reading or leisurely getting work done over a cup of coffee. I recently made the mistake of discovering how delicious the chocolate shake is. If you have poor self-control, I suggest staying far away from it.
The food is really good, the specials are generous and decently priced, and I like that this is the answer to those who groan that without foreign management, restaurants are guaranteed to have sloppy food and service. Sure, the salad has a creamier dressing than I would normally prefer and the Cheese Toast looks...creative, but the rest is "foreign" food done right without throwing corn, mayonnaise, or hotdog chunks all over something and calling it food. It's great! The coffee is good and cheap, waffles are delicious, and the shakes -- careful what you get yourself into.
We spent a nice Sunday afternoon with the kids and enjoyed it hugely. The atmosphere is cosy but the cafe is very spacious and bright. We loved the furniture which is an eclectic mix of reupholstered vintage and reproduction. We sat on comfy vintage armchairs that I've seen going for 3500rmb at a furniture store best our house. The food is good for the price. Not a wide selection but enough for a cafe. The bulgogi burger came in twos and was nice and fresh. The salad was a little flimsy. My kids loved the mini pizza which was crisp and tasty. But the waffles were the best. Big portions, excellent presentation and served with yummy ice cream. Although the portion was big it wasn't stodgy. Highly recommend this cafe for a snack and coffee in the afternoon.