Not exactly local flair - Rager Pie would feel right at home in Brooklyn, and Fangjia Hutong is a known expat alley. But the cold brew is top-notch, and the pies (sweet and savory) are deliciously twisted variations on familiar themes.
Incredibly beautiful and serene views. Many, many stairs to the top, but the view is worth every step - and provides some distance from the crowds at the gate below. By sunset I was alone atop Beijing.