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Slice of Heaven is located next to the main gate of Yun'an Shang Pin residential complex. Buses 104, 121 and 133 go past and bus 98 stops close by.
Those of you missing the great food sold in countless Australian and New Zealand cafes, bakeries and wine bars will find a slice of heaven in Kunming. Every day we bake bread, cakes, pies and cookies for you to enjoy. Contact us if you need cake or catering for a special occasion.
We now feature an acoustic open-mic night every Sunday evening. Recently we've hosted performances by Sean on the guzheng, Matt on the clarinet, Arina and Raphael doing singer/guitar duets and the whole group colloborating for some impromptu songs. Everyone is welcome. If you love music, we've got a place for you to play over a glass of wine and a slice or two of pizza.
Agree with the previous review. It's 20 kuai for a pretty good pizza. You're already getting a bargain, and if you're that hard up that you don't want to pay an extra 10 kuai or so for a drink, there's a mixian place just a two minute walk up the street.
'We do not have a notice in the cafe forbidding customers from bringing in drinks from outside. We think this is a common courtesy'.
Absolutely. Unfortunately there are many people in Kunming who lack basic manners.
Slice of Heaven has some nice food, its very clean and comfortable and the staff try very hard to please. I can understand Barbara is trying to run a business and it's her right to set the pricing. A large pizza for 20 quai was a bargain for sure. Obviously it was not a money maker without other sales. Anyone can be brisk from time to time but generally I think it's a good place.
I don't drink alcohol at all and was surprised that the place was 1/2 empty on a Friday night. The change in policy reflects a decent establishment trying to stay in business. We should support this nice little respite.
Many of you will have enjoyed and appreciated our Friday happy hours half price pizzas. We do not have a notice in the cafe forbidding customers from bringing in drinks from outside. We think this is a common courtesy. Unfortunately, because we have been inundated with customers stuffing rhemselves with pizza and bringing in drinks from outside we have had to change our policy. From now we ask that customers buy a drink, any drink, in order to have a twenty kuai pizza. Happily this will not affect any of our regular and valued customers who are at all times a pleasure to look after.
The second review down refers to such an incident, the huff was in fact a gasp as one of the party consumed outside drink under my nose. I have never insisted a customer buy liquor. A passport was left behind. I wrote a notice on GK and then to the US embassy advising the document was found and was safe. The owner of the document phoned and asked me to send it to him. I informed him that his credit with me as a valued customer was insufficient to get free registered mail delivery and that he should arrange for the passport to be delivered himself or send money in advance if he wanted me to work for him.
Had sometime to drop by quickly for some breakfast. Relaxed atmosphere ordered the focaccia sandwich which was nice with the chutney and had a cup of coffee that hit the spot. Both came promptly and were delicious. Didn't get to spend too much time due to an appointment but glad I got a chance to make it out. Will return.
Slice of Heaven's pizza came highly recommended, so we went significantly out of our way to find it. The food itself was pretty good (not the best I've had in China, but certainly not the worst), but the attitude of the proprietress was gruff and, at times, openly disdainful. She huffed audibly when we didn't want to order liquor (as anyone who's worked in restaurants knows, liquor is the money maker; but that doesn't mean I have to start drinking it in order to eat at your restaurant). The food took about 45 minutes to arrive (an indication of either poor management of resources or improper staff training, in my experience; Mike's Pizza in Chengdu, for example, is much busier but is managed well, so you get your pizza quickly), but we were happy enough to eat it and made no complaints. We were pleasantly surprised when paying the bill to find out that the restaurant was running a special that gave us a great discount—but later, the owner had the audacity to complain that we didn't spend enough money in her establishment. She thus guaranteed that I will never spend money there again.
If you don't mind a condescending, bad attitude and incredibly slow service, do it up.
Pizza is quite good. Our favorite is the bacon and pineapple—tastes just like a Hawaiian pizza. Good beer selection. We'd love it if they would stock an IPA. Bring your patience when you come. It took about an hour to get our food, but it was worth it! 20 kuai Fridays are a crazy good deal for pizza.
No, no, no. The pizza doesn't taste like you're swimming in oil. And the service is not the worst you've ever seen. Maybe you're confused and you're describing YOUR restaurant?
And please stop calling Barbara 'old lady'. How disrespectful and sleazy can people get?
A fabulous restaurant, it is always great to be able to go somewhere that feels like home.
As shocking as this may sound after having read many of the other reviews, I have been going for months now fairly regularly and the food has never disappointed. No idea what they are going on about.
This is a place where i was let down ...While the price is great ...even super cheap on the half price day...The pizza itself was like something you would get at a 7-11. While drunk in a last ditch effort to soak up some booze before you pass out. The cheese was the main offender! Service was friendly if not helpful...really was not going to come from behind the counter unless He really had to!
The food tastes ok but I guess it is expensive for the price. The service is below average. You have to wait for ages before you get what you ordered. The old woman serving in this restaurant should improve her manner in communicating with the customers.
Had my first ever visit to Slice of Heaven last night for a group party. Barbara recognized me as a newcomer and immediately came to welcome me and introduce herself.
While speaking with her at the counter, a server walked past with a pizza for one table. The aroma immediately caught my attention. It was awesome.
Our group shared 4 different pizzas. All were amazing. I think the sauce really makes the difference since it was very flavourful. I also put back to cups of cappuccino. I guess they must have fixed problems noted in other reviews because I found it to be quite good.
If I lived closer I would be a regular here.
undoubtedly cakes are the forte here reasonably priced and delicious. Coffee expensive for a meagre serving. Must agree the lasagne is poor and overpriced. Pizzas are different to the usual runoff the mill and extra good value on Friday nights and at the weekends.
Fairly average food. Had dinner recently and was unimpressed with the lasagna. Pizzas were okay but again nothing special. Was a little disappointed when I asked for some cream with the cake I ordered (as it was quite dry) and just got a drizzle. I would be happy to pay extra for a decent amount of cream.
Having said that I like the location and would give it 3.5 stars if we could vote in halves......
I really enjoyed the coffee and the goat cheese sandwich. I also enjoy the outdoor seating — it is very pleasant. I have heard that a certain staff member can be difficult or unpleasant, but I experienced no such thing. They were very polite to me. I will definitely go again!
Great place...quick, delicious and original pizzas (goat cheese + pizza = brillant) Good coffee, great for quick western shopping needs (olives, cheese, bread, pizza crusts, cakes, cookies) but most important for me, consistantly friendly and personable service. Go out of your way to give it a shot, and you'll find it's worth the 15 minute walk from 文林街.
Tried their tuna melt and pesto chicken sandwich, both were delicious. Key is the bread and they had good bread so I was a happy camper. This was also the only place in Kunming where I spotted Masala chai on the tea menu. Didn't end up ordering it but its existence was already a plus for me.
The place itself didn't stand out too much for me, kind of your run-of-the-mill western cafe. Overall, a nice quiet place for lunch and a good place with wifi for you to work out of.
I have been going to Slice of Heaven for a long time now. The food is excellent and everyone is so friendly there... especially Barbara! It is so comfortable and it is a great place to relax. I have enjoyed many of the dishes that are prepared with such care! The bread, cakes and pizzas are so great and delicious! Barbara is so creative about making new tasty foods! The staff always make me feel at home and are so positive... I will continue to enjoy it there for a long time! Thank you for being a great place!!
Great pizza, nice staff, cozy environment, and some surprisingly interesting magazines lying about. Though the half-price pizza friday is a really great deal, I also like coming here on other weekdays when it's less crowded and very calm.
I'm reviewing the pizzas which are the only items on the menu I've tried. The pizzas are the best in Kunming hands down. I go to this restaurant on Fridays for the half price pizza which is an excellent deal. Food usually arrives slow at this time because the restaurant can get overwhelmed with customers, but the wait is well worth it.
There is one problem with this restaurant, and that is its location. It's not around anything else and there's no convenient bus from the Cui Hu area. So it's 35 minutes of brisk walking each way when I want to visit. Only the weekly pizza pizza deal is enough to motivate me. If Slice of Heaven was on Wenlin Jie I would probably visit 2-3 times a week.
Nice and clean atmosphere, went on the half price pizza friday..
The only thing I didn't like about the pizza was that the sauce tasted too sour, but everything else about it (cheese, toppings, crust) was pretty good. Great considering the price.
wait was a little long, but understandable due to being crowded and seemingly short-staffed.
I would come again on a different day and try something else.
After reading all the reviews above, I want to say that The Slice of Heaven is a very nice place although it is small. It looks like one of your friends' home, it can make you feel comfortable.
Actually I am one of the waitress in the Slice of Heaven, I am a student in KMUST, the boss, Barbara is my former teacher. She is a very good person and boss, she always be friendly to all the guys. We can promise that all the ingredients is good and fresh. The price is reasonable. We buy the vegtables everyday. About the plastic bags, I want to say that we are trying our best to keep the food fresh. I think all the shop must use it more or less, and our food is kept as fresh as possible. We use the best milk to do all kinds of food, includes coffee, quiches, pies etc. Sometimes we waitress cook the food, maybe it is not very authentic, we are so sorry about that. Please come and have a loook, you will have a nice experience
Some of the best pizzas in town. Breakfasts are also tasty and filling. Barbara and her staff are pleasures to order from and talk to. From the minute you see them, they make you feel as if you were in a friend's home, and you're generally treated as such. Homemade bread and baked goods are well worth the prices.
I read some online comments, I think some of these comments is not fair, I came to slice of heaven before, also visited some of the high evaluation restaurant here, I think if you need to quickly finish meal, you do not need and the people around any exchange, you are willing to pay a higher price, you will have many choices. However, if you want to go to a home-like small restaurant, surrounded by not very noisy people coming and going, someone can warm you to recommend dishes, maybe you should come to slice of heaven to try.
Personally, I do not deny that maybe the service is as stable as other high evaluation restaurant, and perhaps sometimes the food may so, but have you ever thought because the scale of operation limits the number of inputs in also smaller than others, if you get a large restaurant as reference, Is it fair?
If someone like your mom older people, because the passion to give you cooking, you think you ought to be too critical?
To the boss, then, I think you have unique characteristics in your restaurant, you have done a terrific job. I hope you do not go by some of unsuitable comments, and stick with it. I hope I can come to your restaurant soon
I really love this cafe. They get everything right - the bread is superb, they use high-quality, interesting ingredients, and the staff (especially the owner, Barbara) is very friendly. I go in here once or twice a week to study and have lunch, and it's such a relaxing atmosphere and very cute inside. The prices are reasonable, 22 RMB for excellent sandwiches, and they have imported wine that's only 18 RMB a glass. Highly, highly recommended!
After reading reviews here I was pretty excited to visit, especially with the breads and cakes in mind.
However, I guess 11am is too early as we were informed due to the cold weather that the dough needed more time to rise and fresh bread wouldn't be available until 12:30ish.
This is understandable, but for a place that's supposedly known for its baked goods, it would have been nice to have a notice on here saying what time bread is available so that we could have planned accordingly.
Having lived in China for some time and being used to unfriendly service, it was still a little strange when the girl behind the counter didn't bring the menus or point them out to us even after we told her we were there to eat (用餐). After staring at the blackboard for a bit, I found the menus laying by the register and brought them over to our table myself.
It was also strange to us when we inquired about the all day breakfast special (which was written on the blackboard as well as in the menu) when the girl told us it was only available on Sundays. If this is true, it didn't make sense why it was written on the "Daily" specials blackboard and the menu didn't mention Sunday only either.
Unperturbed by this, we still ordered a few other items.
The "tomato soup and naan bread" was basically what we deemed as DIY pizza with the "tomato soup" tasting like tomato sauce (or a salsa at best) with the "naan" being toasted pizza dough with a little seasoning. The tomatoes used in the "soup" were also pretty sour. I think it would have been better if they had served the "soup" with some tostitos and listed it as chips and salsa instead.
The beef lasagna tasted great but was only kind of lukewarm. It made us feel like it had been frozen and they just didn't heat it up enough...
The pizza tasted great but had so much oil (puddles of oil on the cheese) I felt like it would easily send our cholesterol over the top; thus, a slice TO heaven.
To their credit, the food was served very promptly and the overall quality was still acceptable. I guess it's a nice quiet place to hang out but not really eat. The prices were also very reasonable.
Some places leave you with a satisfied feeling and thoughts of "When can we come again?" Others, unfortunately, like this one just merit an "That was okay, let's eat somewhere else next time".
You would expect to get what it said on the menu if you paid 125yuan/person for Christmas dinner.
There is NO antipasta as described.
The food was served slightly cold.
Cranberry sauce and gravy ran out way before the turkey finished. .
The only good thing was dessert.
We don't live close by and if you travelled a long way to have meal there because of the good reviews you were expecting something better than that!
If you were I you'd trust its ads and let your family try its the worst pizza and milk in Kunming. I saw too much ads pf it so I recommended it to my wife. She ordered a fruit pizza and got a a piece of COLD paste lying a slice of FRESH fruit. And my wife ordered a glass of fresh milk to my son, finally she were told it's worthy RMB20 because it's imported.
This past Saturday Night had the best pizza in Yunnan! Yep! If you like real food (not franchise fast food like Papa Johns) then ask the owner, Barbara, to make your a pizza that will become your favorite and a wonderful place to enjoy great food! Beware: the place was full with happy & friendly Kiwi's! It's contagious! ciao, lenny
We had a small birthday party at Slice of Heaven few days ago, food is good, especially the soup and salad, pizza.... the best french bread ever tasted in Kunming. We reserved a birthday cake in advance, and home-made tradional New Zealand cake is excellent. Barbara and Ben really created a warm and charming place, must go there again.
Shall I be polite or write an honest review?
The owner is trying to be nice but talks way too much. She looks like she hates her job and this effected our whole experience there.
I felt like being 10 again sitting in the kitchen and waiting for my mom to finish preparing dinner. Mom was exhausted from working all day and tried to do something nice, but it was just some compromise.
Thats how we felt about being at Slice of Heaven.
Let's be honest, the food was not good enough to be sold in a restaurant.
For the wines? Most of them I have seen at Metro, much cheaper and I still won't buy them.
I hope Barbara just had a very very bad day when we were there. If I will ever be in the area again I might give it another try, but for now I can only give one star.
The first time I went to Slice of Heaven a few months ago I realized that the name was no misnomer. I had the lasagna (including a tasty side salad and homemade bruschetta) along with some jasmine tea. From the perspective of a slightly homesick Westerner, everything was indeed divine. Since that time I have frequented the establishment and selected a few favorites from the menu including, of course, the best sandwich you can get in Kunming (Bacon and Egg lunch special). Yes, I've spent my fair share of time and money at Slice of Heaven and it has been worth it. Everything from the reading selection (New Scientist and Economist specifically) to the wonderful quirkiness that is uniquely Barbara make Slice of Heaven a place worthy of becoming your "regular spot" (this is especially true if 米线 has lost its allure). I have never felt more at home in the Spring City. Thanks and happy one-year anniversary!
I wish I could go every night just to remind myself of home! I miss sitting at the table with my family, fighting over the roast chicken pieces- the food here helps me survive :)
I'm coming back for some more NZ butter and cheese! So be ready :)
The chicken salad is so yummy and well worth it, in fact, all the food is, but this is my favourite- very satisfying
The bakery products are fantastic....A variety of different grains, crusty breads all freshly made. Unlike many bread products and such purchased in Kunming, the Slice of Heaven's ingredients are fresh and wholesome. They don't leave you wondering what was inside the food you just ate. Hands on personal touch by the Owner has kept the quality of the product consistently great.
A real winner in terms of bread/bakery products and a real nice addition to Kunming....
Thanks to Barbara for holding the Anzac Day event at Slice of Heaven yesterday. The meat pies were delicious and I'll never look at Mel Gibson in the quite the same light again after seeing some bits of 'Gallipoli'.
I ordered a cake from here and was so happy with it. It was moist, delicious and cruelty-free!
Barbara was very patient and accommodating with all my questions and requests. It was just so easy and hassle free ordering from her.
Slice of heaven is vegetarian and vegan friendly also, all you have to do is let them know.
Barbara, you are awesome and you'll see me again very soon! :)
I wanted to express my sincerest thanks to Slice of Heaven and all of the individuals who made Saturday's "sidewalk market" such a big success.
I heard about it that morning from Colin at Salvadors, and I am very happy that I went.
I wish there were more of them, but I do understand how much time and energy it requires to be successful.
While I was there, I met the owner, Barbara.
The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and decor.
I had the bacon and egg salad--I would recommend it and the restaurant to anyone.
I only wish that I could buy wine by the glass.
I am sure that when I enjoy a great dinner, I will surely give them five stars.
The break and baked goods are quite good, rivaling other decent places such as As You Like (although I still think that French Cafe takes the cake in the bread department.)
The Sunday Roast is tasty and a good chance to meet some new and interesting people (communal seating seems to be encouraged.)
I tried to have my slice of heaven, but I’m not quiet convinced so far. First of all I had high expectations after reading through some others of the reviews and therefore I where expecting a really homey spot, a bit living room like, but that’s not the case. The set up
is nice and very urban but not living room like, which is fine if you like this kind of cool-ish atmospheres.
When it comes to food….prices are reasonable but the food itself did not rock my boat. The bruschetta I had in mind was not having any kind of the classical tomato mixture with some olive oil, basil, garlic and maybe some onions on, actually it was just bruschetta bread with olive oil on top…..
The Hummus was too sour for my liking, even vinegar taste like and so was the mustard dressing for the salad.
The bread and the jam in the counter for sales looked good but I might give it a try another time.
This place is tops, have attended quite a few Sunday roasts there and are very impressed with the baking and welcoming atmosphere. I buy most of my bread there also and have become addicted to the carrot cake - its just like my mum makes! Friendly staff, free fast wifi, couches for slouching, decent magazines for reading (I found a couple of New Scientists even!)... bliss! The prices are what I would expect also and Barbara gives some good discounts to frequent customers... maybe you should have a frequent customer card Barbara? After 200RMB... a free piece of carrot cake!
My wife and I went along to Slice of Heaven last night for the Sunday roast dinner. It was absolutely outstanding and made a really nice change for us. Barbara even went out of her way to make gluten-free options, including desserts, for us. It was like being at a dinner-party at home where we could meet new people. Fun was had by all. It was also great value. We will definitely be going back again.
first: the bakery stuff is awesome!
the bread is delicious, so is the carrot cake!!
second: after reading all the great reviews on slice of heaven, i was a little disappointed after actually eating there. we had the antipasti, which mostly consisted of pickled vegetables. the hummus was good, but we had to ask for it, since they forgot to bring it.
Made me do my own Antipasti back home then, with Tzatzki, fried Zucchini, Goat Cheese with Tomatos, Bruschetta with a little more topping than just oil and garlic (BUT! used the slice of heaven bread for it!!)....thats more what i expect from an antipasti plate.
the other stuff i tried so far was ok, but nothing really spectacular.
on the other hand its great thing to have a place where you can have western breakfast so nearby and without going to wenlinjie. location is definetly a plus. setting, yeah, looks nice, but not that comfy.
will try the sandwiches next time, the looked good!
After reading all those nice reviews we were very looking forward to see this place. But we were very disappointed.
The place was not at all comfortable.
And everything we saw on display made us not buying anything. Everything was wrapped very tight in transparent plastic foil and was not appealing to us.
Not a place where we want to sit and have food.
Absolutely DIVINE. The bread was amazing, the olives...hummus...delicious! We have eaten here twice and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We highly recommend this place for a true treat! The bakery items are also wonderful...from homemade baked breads to pickled peppers. A must for anyone who is looking for a great meal on a cold day!
I went here for lunch the other day and thought the pizza was fantastic. The owner was happy to let us choose our own pizza toppings and it was served with a fresh salad. Coffee was great and there is also a front retail section where customers can buy fresh-made baked goods, wine, muesli, etc.
The setting is a little bare and feels more like a waiting room than a restaurant, but there is plenty of natural light.
Came with some friends for a beer and was impressed with the antipasti that we ordered with it. Was well presented with a great selection of hummus, olives,roasted peppers,pickled vegetables and home made bruchetta .Enough for three .Could have been in Italy, a nice atmosphere.Left with some home made bread and cookies.
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Half-price Friday: with the purchase of any drink get one of our six different styles of pizza for only 20 yuan, 6-9pm, no takeaways
Weekend Special: Free large pizza with purchase of a bottle of wine, 6-9pm, free entry
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