Coffee hounds know there are few things better than tasty cup sipped in a quaint café. Fortunately there are no shortage of great cafes in Shanghai. Aroom (SIC) on Tai’an Road is one such place. Having the simultaneous appeal of being both a great place to visit and a slightly-hard-to-find gem, coffee-lovers will no doubt enjoy a visit. #foodieheaven #coffeeshop #china #shanghai
1) Walk under the archway and past the information board before pivoting hard to your right to find the door to the café.
2) Order a snack to go along with your drink. The cakes are tasty.
3) Enjoy the feeling that you’ve found a secret café.
Address and location: 120 Tai’an Road, No. 15 (near Huashan Road)
Ambiance / Facilities: Hidden gem not visible from the road. Bench-style seating with some individual tables. Lots of kitschy decorations.
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1:00pm – 7:30pm
Avg. Price per Person: RMB50
Rating: 4.5 / 5
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#holidayvacation Shanghai is one of the four direct-administered municipalities of the People's Republic of China. It is under the direct administration of the State Council of China. The city is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze, with the Huangpu River flowing through it. With a population of 24.28 million as of 2019, it is the most populous urban area in China and the third most populous city proper in the world. Shanghai is a global center for finance, research, technology, manufacturing, and transportation, and the Port of Shanghai is the world's busiest container port.
Originally a fishing village and market town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to trade and its favorable port location. The city was one of five treaty ports forced open to foreign trade after the First Opium War. The Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession were subsequently established. The city then flourished, becoming a primary commercial and financial hub of the Asia-Pacific region in the 1930s. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the city was the site of the major Battle of Shanghai. After the war, with the CPC takeover of mainland China in 1949, trade was limited to other socialist countries and the city's global influence declined.
Food is central to life in China, and Shanghai is certainly no exception to this. Unsurprisingly then, the food is very good and you’ll be able to find just about anything you might be looking for. A good bet is the really authentic local stuff, heavy on pork, freshwater fish and chicken. Tofu is also enormously popular here, making things easy if you’re a vegetarian or vegan.
You’ll find plenty of locally brewed beers here as well as other domestic Chinese brand and major international beers. To stay authentic you can drink Tsingtao, which is undoubtedly China’s most popular beer.
For a night out, Shanghai genuinely offers virtually anything for everyone. Karaoke is inexplicably enormously popular and you can also find bars, discos and clubs catering to every taste.
Lujiazui is Shanghai’s glitzy financial district, known for futuristic skyscrapers like the Shanghai Tower, with its lofty observation deck, and the needle-like Oriental Pearl TV Tower, home to the Shanghai Municipal History Museum. The area is also noted for its luxe-hotel nightlife, with European fine dining, stylish bars and posh dance clubs offering panoramic views.
Lujiazui, reputed as 'Wall Street of China', is densely covered with high-rise buildings and is a good place to experience modern flavors of Shanghai.