The silver spoon café is an American & European style restaurant which is running by a Chinese owner who had 10 years professional culinary experience in Switzerland located in 10th Beichen Pedestrian Street, in Kunming. The Silver Spoon was the winner of Best International Restaurant” awarded by Gokunming.com in 2007. We are pride of our “Best Cheeseburgers and homemade Cheese Cake” in the town, also top quality cakes and espresso coffee, as well as wines from international renowned regions.
i first sampled the Silver Spoon burgers a few weeks back - not bad at all, though i was unconvinced that they were 1/2 pound. another visit yesterday, and this time i was persuaded... definitely a fat burger. i was very happy with my cheese and bacon burger. diners with large appetites, be warned - you'll need a side of something to make a meal - the burger is just a burger - no fries.
I visited this fine establishment with my wife on Valentine's Day and we had a wonderful experience.
The first thing we noticed was the ambiance - it was fantastic. A nice, quiet place playing relaxing music.
The second thing we noticed was that it was CLEAN. Spotless. I felt like I was back home in the states, and it felt good to be in such a well-maintained restaurant.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and we were a bit taken aback, to be honest. We hadn't received such wonderful service since being back home - - - we've been accustomed to rude waitresses and horrible service for a long time!
A bit on the pricy side, but not outrageously so. I'd certainly recommend some of their desserts, and their sandwich selection looked amazing.
The only downside I can see to this place is the location. Too. Damned. Far. Unless you live in the area it's quite a pain to get out there in a reasonable amount of time due to Kunming's less-than-adequate transportation systems. On that note, however, I think it's relative remoteness from the center of town allows it to have the great atmosphere it does.
The first time I've been in a restaurant where I forgot I was in China. I really felt at home.
Give it a shot if you haven't been there already.
The Silver Spoon has been an exciting arrival to the Kunming western Style cafe scene! Although there are a few things they could attend to in making the cafe a little better, (ie more dining space) it is a great experience as is. The service there is excellent compared to some other cafes! (I have never gotten good service at Salvadores) Friendly, attentive and consciencious. I, myself, do not drink coffe or latte so I should not comment on such items, however the hot chocolate is excellent! On my 2 visits I have tried the salads (I am a BIG fan of their salads!)the BBQ pork, and my true favorite, the spinach artichoke sandwich! Very delicious and served hot and fresh. Silver Spoon also does some very unique things in the form of romantic spreads for Valentines day and other special occasions, cooking classes for adults and kids and the atmosphere in the cafe is very much like a western cafe should be. The Silver Spoon Cafe will be a mainstay on the Northside of Kunming. Take the time and visit; sip some coffee or tea, tap your feet to the rhythm of the music, take your notebook computer and browse the web, have a great meal and don't forget to finish off your visit with one of their delicious desserts! You will be glad you did! I give them 4 1/2 stars, easily!
hello, sorry I've make a mistake, I give three stars to the restaurant .
Originally, when my wife and I moved to Kunming, we were happy that there were multiple western style restaurants to choose from in the city, yet saddened by the lack of a restaurant that combined gourmet food with a classy atmosphere. People raved about certain Western food places, yet the food and atmosphere at these places were very disappointing when compared to such high reviews. Then we came across The Silver Spoon Cafe and were very happy with what we found.
When you enter the cafe, you will feel as though you have entered a stylish, but small, American jazz cafe. In the evenings, the tables are lit by candlelight and the air is filled with classical jazz. My wife and I have commented so many times that it really feels like being in a cafe back in the States.
The menu is written on a massive chalkboard, and the choices are rather diverse for a small cafe. First, the Silver Spoon has one of the widest selection of teas and coffees that I've found in Kunming. I usually order the Chai, because I'm a fan of Chai and theirs is very good. The food varies from gourmet sandwiches to salads, soups, flatbreads and delicious desserts. The cafe also offers seasonal foods. Tonight my family went and I enjoyed an outstanding beef bourginoun, which is such a perfect autumn food. Despite going weekly, I still struggle deciding between the sandwiches that I know are so good, or whatever special they may be serving that week.
After enjoying your main course, The Silver Spoon offers a wide selection of tasty desserts. They have smaller snack type desserts such as chocolate covered Oreos and peanut butter balls, yet also larger desserts such as apple pie, cheesecakes and tarts. Nothing is ordinary or plain at the Silver Spoon and even simple sounding desserts are exquisite.
The service is wonderful and friendly, and they are more than willing to do whatever it takes to make sure you have a wonderful meal. I know that they cater and believe they will even deliver smaller meals, but my family enjoys the classy atmosphere so much that we prefer to go there and eat.
If you are looking for gourmet, authentic American food, then you must go to the Silver Spoon Cafe. It is far and away the best tasting, most authentic western food in town.
Addendum: I do not hope that my review has you confused as to thinking that this is a large, full menu restaurant. Apparently, the Beef Bourginon that I mentioned was only a limited time special, and the usual cuisine is soup, salads, sandwiches and fine deserts. Just as the name implies, it is a cafe, just like Salvadors, Mazagran, etc. but as far as American cafe food goes, this is in my opinion the most authentic and best tasting American food in town.