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I have almost failed to notice the entrance, hidden behind a black door on the street at number 11 of Hunan Road. Once in, you find this little gem of a book store with an internal small court for coffee and the. They told me...More
This book shop and cafe is not easy to find, but well worth it! It is cozy and quiet and has a beautiful garden to sit and relax. They have a small daily menu with breakfast and lunch options. I had a delicious fresh salad...More
hidden at a crosspoint in old format french-district. This is an interesting coffeeshop. it doesn't have any specific rules on how it is designed, arranged etc. it all looks random, but it still works.
The place does give a very cozy feeling.
there are outdoor...More
I’ve been living near this hidden spot for 5 years and i don’t really know why I didn’t visit it before. However it has been my brunch spot for a while since that vintage-like cafe/bookstore capture my eye. The place is quiet, clean and the...More
It's very close to the Shanghai Library Metro Station.
A very quiet vintage cafe with jazz playing and 2 cute cats. Great to read or chat (quietly) with friends. Love this place.
Food are ok. I ordered tea everytime since it can be refilled.
Date of experience: November 2013
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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.