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Very charming little bookstore

I have almost failed to notice the entrance, hidden behind a black door on the street at number 11... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Giuseppe V
Trento, Italy
Love the vibe!!

Sit Indoor or outdoor with your favourite travel magazine or your fiction novel while you sip a... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Sydney, Australia
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24 Jun 2018
“Very charming little bookstore”
29 Jul 2017
“Love the vibe!!”
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No.1101 Hunan Rd, Shanghai 200010, China
Former French Concession
+86 21 7654 3452
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Giuseppe V
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Sit Indoor or outdoor with your favourite travel magazine or your fiction novel while you sip a soothing cuppa!! Hidden delight in the French concession!!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank zzzeline
Reviewed 24 October 2015

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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank XueyanD
Reviewed 7 February 2015

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

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Yannick L
Reviewed 31 January 2015

It's hard to find but well worth the effort. The staff spoke great English when I visited. Free hot water for tea refills. A great bookstore and cafe.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Antonius W
Reviewed 29 November 2013

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
Thank Eva L
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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,
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