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Cafes in Shanghai

So you're not up for a wild night in Shanghai? How about checking out some of the more relaxed cafes and tea houses! Shanghai caters to every need, if your need isn't to bounce up and down on a dance floor until 3:00am then there is a fun alternative just around the corner in the form of Shanghai's hip and trendy cafes.

Recommended Cafes in Shanghai:

Starbucks, ShanghaiSpecialties: Shanghai has nearly 100 Branches of Starbucks Coffee. It is convenient for you to find a Starbucks almost everywhere in the city. Binjiang Branch with outdoor seats serves an advantaged place to appreciate the scenery on the Huangpu River. All of Starbucks' branches in Shanghai offer coffees as you would expect to find elsewhere in the world. Mocha, Caramel Macchiato, Latte, Cappuccino, Frappuccino, Tiramisu, and cheese cake are very popular.
Operating Hours: The operating hours of the different branches vary. Usually the opening hour is from 7:30 to 10:00, and the closing hour is from 21:00 to 24:00.
Average cost per person: CNY 30 - 40
Caojiadu Branch: 1F, Fanghui Plaza, No. 1118, Changshou Road, Jing'an District
Zhongxin Taifu Branch: CITIC Square, No. 1168, West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District
Binjiang Branch: Fudu Section, Bingjiang Avenue, Pudong New Area
Super Brand Mall Branch: 1,3 F, Super Brand Mall, No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area
Liulin Branch: 1F, No. 1, Middle Huaihai Road, Huangpu District
Xin Tian Di Branch: House 18, Lane 169, Taicang Road, Huangpu District
Yuyuan Garden Branch: No. 100, Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District
Tian'ai Branch: No. 2258, North Sichuan Road, Hongkou District
Daning Branch: inside Daning Commercial Plaza, No. 1978, Gonghe Xin Road, Zhabei District
Metro Branch: 2F, Metro City, No. 1111, Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District

 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Specialties: It is divided into a smoking area and a non-smoking area, making customers feel more free and comfortable. The Vanilla Latte here is highly recommended. Mocha, ice blended, sandwich, cheese cake, Tiramisu, and milk tea here are also worth trying. In addition, wireless internet access is available.
Operating Hours: 7:30 - 23:00
Average cost per person: CNY 30 - 50

Fuzhou Branch: B Tower, 1F, Jinling Haixin Building, No. 666, Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District (near Middle Yunnan Road)
Xin Tian Di Branch: Unit 02-03, House 10, North Block, Xin Tian Di, Lane 181, Taicang Road, Huangpu District
Zunyi Branch: 140-141, Hongqiao Shanghai City, No. 100, Zunyi Road, Changning District
Zhongshan Park Branch: 1051B, 1F, Cloud Nine Shopping Mall, No. 1018, Changning Road, Changning District (near Kaixuan Road)
Yuyuan Branch: No. 136, Yuyuan Road, Jing'an District (near Huashan Road)

Specialties: It serves as an advantage place to view the Suzhou River, a tributary of the Huangpu River. Besides coffee, it provides classical dishes of Italy, France, and Spain. It is interesting that the cafe has a transparent kitchen, and you can see the chefs preparing foods and drinks inside.
Address: 5F, Suzhou River Modern Art Museum, No. 101, Chang'an Road, Zhabei District (near Wuzhen Road Bridge)
Operating Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
Average cost per person: CNY 150

 Segafredo Zanetti Espress
Specialties: Red and black are the main colors inside the cafe. It offers various coffees at reasonable prices. The tasty Espresso is served with a piece of chocolate for free. Latte and Tiramisu are also recommended.
Operating Hours: 9:00 - 23:00
Average cost per person: CNY 30 - 60

Super Brand Mall Branch: GF30, 1F, Super Brand Mall, No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area
Ascendas Plaza Branch: 1F, Ascendas Plaza, No. 333, Tianyaoqiao Road, Xuhui District (near East Nandan Road)
Ganghui Plaza Branch: 165, Ganghui Plaza, No. 1, Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District

Specialties: Costa is from England and is popular in Europe. It is not very large however with comfortable environment. Coffee, Tiramisu, and chocolate crisp roll here are tasty.
Operating Hours: 11:00 - 24:00
Average cost per person: CNY 30 - 40

East Nanjing Road Branch: B Tower, 1F, Ramada Plaza, No. 700, Jiujiang Road, Huangpu District (near Guizhou Road)
Wanda Branch: 1F, the Middle Tower, Wanda Commercial Plaza, No. 600, Handan Road, Yangpu District (near Zhengtong Road)
Bailian Zhonghuan Branch: 1F, Bailian Zhonghuan Commerce Plaza, No. 1288, Zhenguang Road, Putuo District (near Cao'an Road)
Ganghui Plaza Branch: 2F, Ganghui Plaza, No. 1, Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District

 The Lobby Lounge 香格里拉大堂吧 (xiāng gé lǐ lā dà táng bā)
Specialties: This is a cafe bar inside the famous Shangri-La Hotel. It is spacious with comfortable sofas and lamplight. Aromatic coffees and delicate deserts are served. You can have a leisurely chat with your friends here while enjoying the coffee and the live jazz performance.
Address: 1F, 1 Tower, Shangri-La Hotel, No. 33, Fucheng Road, Pudong New Area
Operating Hours: 6:00 - 24:00 (on weekdays); 6:30 - 1:00 (the next day on weekends)
Average cost per person: CNY 100

Specialties: Madrid boasts the most special cafe in Shanghai. Tables inside actually are fishbowls. It is pleasant to see the beautiful fish swimming while enjoying the good coffee. Madrid coffee and mint tea here are worth trying.
Address: No. 146, South Maoming Road, Huangpu District (near Middle Fuxing Road)
Operating Hours: 13:00 - 1:00 (the next day)
Average cost per person: CNY 30 - 50

 LP Café 乐彼咖啡鉴赏馆 (lè bǐ kā fēi jiàn shǎng guǎn)
Specialties: LP is a very small and quiet cafe with local style. It serves various kinds of coffee such as Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, and Mocha.
Address: A, 1F, No. 1399, Huashan Road, Changning District (near Hunan Road)
Operating Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
Average cost per person: CNY 30 - 50

 Tian Ting Cafe  天庭咖啡馆 (tiān tíng kā fēi guǎn)
Specialties: The environment is of course excellent with an amazing vault stretching up 31-story high. There is performance of Chinese and western music at night.
Address: 56F, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, No. 88, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
Operating Hours: 10:00 - 23:00
Average cost per person: CNY 100

 I'Aroma Cafe Bar
Specialties: This is a dreaming cafe bar for many people. The environment inside is leisurely and pleasant. The boss will warmly welcome the customers and make every cup of coffee by himself. The cheese cake here is also delicious.
Address: No. 4, Middle Jianguo Road, Huangpu District (near South Chongqing Road)
Operating Hours: 9:00 - 22:00 (except Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00)
Average cost per person: CNY 40 - 60

 Baihua Cafe & Bar 上海白桦咖啡酒吧 (shàng hǎi bái huà kā fēi jiǔ bā)
Specialties: With wooden muntin, lace curtain, and flowered cloth sofa, it is decorated like one in the fairy tales. It offers good coffees and desserts. There is performance at night.
Address: No. 126, East Ronghua Avenue, Changning District (near South Shuicheng Road)
Operating Hours: 7:00 - 2:00 (the next day)
Average cost per person: CNY 50 - 100

 U.B.C. 上岛咖啡 (shàng dǎo kā fēi)
Specialties: U.B.C. is originated from Taiwan. It has over 80 branches in Shanghai, scattering in almost everywhere in the city.
Operating Hours: 9:00 - 1:00 (the next day)
Average cost per person: CNY 40 - 70

South Xizang Road Branch: No. 889, South Xizang Road, Huangpu District (near Lujiabang Road)
West Nanjing Road Branch: 6F, No. 198, West Nanjing Road, Huangpu District (the intersection with Huanghe Road)
Huashan Road Branch: No. 2, Huashan Road, Jing'an District (the intersection with Yuyuan Road)
Lansheng Branch: 4F, Lansheng Building, No. 2-8, Middle Huaihai Road, Huangpu District (near Liulin Road)
Guohe Road Branch: Tower B, No. 61-67, Guohe Road, Yangpu District (near Zhengyi Road)
Dingxi Road Branch: No. 1100, Dingxi Road, Changning District (the intersection with Zhaohua Road)
Dongfang Road Branch: 2F, No. 916, Dongfang Road, Pudong New Area (near Xiangcheng Road)

 Ginger Cafe
Specialties: It is very popular among foreigners. It has outdoor seats, and smoking is not allowed inside.
Address: No. 1, Lane 299, West Fuxing Road, Xuhui District (near Huashan Road)
Operating Hours: 9:00 - 23:30
Average cost per person: CNY 60 - 100


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