5 HIDDEN CAFES IN SHANGHAI FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving is on its way, followed by finals. Some of you might have to stay in Shanghai, working on your upcoming exams, papers, or all kinds of projects. If you have already gotten bored by the second floor cafe and the library, but at the same time still need a cozy place to sit down and work… Keep on reading, bring your laptop and check out these hidden gems of the city on your Thanksgiving holiday!

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Ferguson Lane, No. 374 Wukang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai


https://arabica.coffee/en/location/arabica-shanghai-wukang-lu/

“On cloudless days, Ferguson Lane courtyard fills in the blink of an eye with travellers, latte lovers and brunch fanatics. You can find us (% Arabica) nestled in the cozy back section of Ferguson Lane.  Although there were many restrictions during construction, we persevered by digging deeper to increase the ceiling height, and installed skylights to allow for more natural light.  The results are pleasantly charming.  We hope you’ll like our cute flagship store in this incredible country called China. ”

THE COTTAGE CAFE

No. 439 Wukang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai


http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/venue/Restaurants-Cafes/56273/The-Cottage-Cafe.html

“The vintage coffeehouse is a hideout tucked away in the corner of two adjacent buildings, with two entrances on Wukang Road and Huaihai Middle Road. Don’t miss the array of vintage knick-knacks and the quaint upstairs cafe space.”

BLATAGE COFFEE

No. 4595 Binjiang Da Dao, Pudong New District, Shanghai


http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/venue/Restaurants-Cafes/56351/BLATAGE-COFFEE.html

“This monochromatic cafe is hidden in an industrial park by Huangpu River. Sit by the river bank and sip on their “Punch Roast” coffee made with precise percentages of coffee to milk from 33 percent to 120 percent. Snack on the “Bladog” made with charcoal hot dog buns and savory or sweet fillings.

THE PRESS BY INNO COFFEE

No. 309 Hankou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai


http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/venue/Restaurants-Cafes/26508/The-Press-by-Inno-Coffee.html

“The Press by Inno Coffee takes up the huge corner space on Hankou and Shandong Road. Built in 1872, the building was once home to China’s longest running daily newspaper, the Shen Bao. A spectacular plaster ceiling is offset by hanging lights and gorgeous black, white and grey floor tiles, and picture frames adorning the walls.”

淳品咖啡 CHUNPIN COFFEE

No. 96 Shaoxing Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai


https://www.douban.com/note/609024256/

“CHUNPIN Coffee has a semi-open dining environment. The sun-drenched coffee is especially good for those who drink coffee. The first floor is mainly a dining area where people can enjoy coffee and desserts outside with the crisp fall breeze. Under the warm and dim light, the inside of the cafe is decorated with American industrial style. A rectangular table, a few high chairs facing the street, with different people sitting together, you will definitely have a delightful coffee-time here.”

This article was written by Yixuan Freya Cui. Please send an email to managing@oncenturyavenue.com to get in touch.
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