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“Food good, service appalling”
Review of Cafe de Jack

Cafe de Jack
Ranked #12 of 117 Restaurants in Dali
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 29 May 2013

1st time I went in, I sat and waited over 10 minutes before someone appeared with a menu. After studying the menu, which looked ok, we left due to lack of interest by the staff. (The place was virtually empty) We decided to give them the benifit of the doubt and try dinner there. Again we waited and waited, before my wife got up and dragged a waiter to our table. We ordered some pre dinner drinks and mains. The food was good and we got our drinks after we had finished eating!

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We went in this cafe by chance as it looked very cozy! We also wanted allow us a fancy dinner as we normally eat in cheaper local restaurants during our long trip through china...So we really looked forward to it! Unfortunately the waitresses (especially the chubby one...) looked very bored, arrogant and unfriendly when she took our order. Not even one smile she had left for us during the hole time we were there. It gave us a very unwelcome feeling!! She only smiled and fooled around with the cat and with a single western man (of course!) who was there at the same time! Although the food was tasty we don't recommend this cafe to fellow travellers. It seems they don't need more guests...

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Reviewed 13 February 2013

We were impressed by this place. Admittedly we are not experts, but we thought the Yunnan dishes we had were very good, they had a decent selection of beer, and the couple of western plates our kids had were also good. It is well placed right where it is all happening on Bo'ai Road close to the crossroads with Foreigners Street and attracted a well-heeled crowd. The proprietor spoke good English and went out of his way to help find us a table as was busy. Would get my highest recommendation of the Old Town's eateries.

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Reviewed 12 February 2013

We have eaten in several places in our four days in Dali and for dinner this was by far the best. Unlike recent previous reviewers we found that the service was good, the food piping hot and really very good. The children had pizza and spaghetti and we, four adults, ate from the Chinese menu. Furthermore the price was extremely reasonable. The ambience good and the seating very comfortable in spacious surroundings. Unless we were very fortunate, and I do not think this to be the case, I would have no hesitation in recommending Cafe de Jack.

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Reviewed 10 November 2012

Great location and decent atmosphere. Tried it three times, each time the food was disappointing - the pastry in the apple pie was almost inedible, the meat in the steak sandwich tasted strange and the Pizza base was burnt. The breakfast we had was reasonable.

Thank Khan N
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