Shanghai Young People’s Weekend: Afternoon-Tea

8 Feb

After a week’s stressful work, how would young people in Shanghai spend their weekends? You may want to take a breath at the countryside out of the city, or you may want to stay at home and sleep over the daytime… But for me, I think there is nothing better than enjoying a cup of cappuccino and a bite of tiramisu with my best friend at a quiet and beautiful place, chatting and watching all kinds of people passing by, and thinking nothing about work or study.

Afternoon-tea has become a kind of culture among the young people in Shanghai. When I logged on my Weibo account (some kind of Chinese version of Twitter), I can always see my friends posting pictures of their afternoon-tea time. So jealous! I wish I could fly back to join them.

Today, I am going to take you to my favorite place for afternoon-tea.

Le Petit Jardin

Le Petit Jardin resembles a vintage shop from the outside—you can see old-fashioned European style furniture through the window, but upon entering, you would feel as if you’ve stepped into someone’s house. You can explore Me at Le Petit Jardenthe entire shop first and decide where you want to sit. Do you want to sit at the garden with the surround of adorable cats or do you want to sit at the bar? Every spot is different because of the tables and chairs are from different designers, but the host made them perfectly match the style of the shop.

Their menu is also designed perfectly fit the shop’s vintage style—hand-wrote and decorated. Dariole au chocolat (chocolate lava cake) is recommended by many customers, but I personally like tiramisu best. You can also grab some books from any shelves, and spend the whole afternoon there. If you decide that you want to spend your evening there, the host offers great food: Caesar Salad and all kinds of spaghettis.

Chocolate cake cappuccino at Le Petit Jarden

Address: 220 Kangping Rd.

Price: 68 RMB/person (10 USD/person).

Transportation: Subway Line1, Subway Line9.

Find it on Google Map.

The author holds the copyright of the above images.

Other places I would recommend for afternoon-tea:

Guyuan Tea HouseTraditional Chinese style entrance

Taste the real Chinese tea here.

Address: 1315 Fuxing Rd.

Price: 80 RMB/person (13 USD/person).

Transportation: Subway Line 1, Subway Line 7.

The image is from 大众点评网

I Lost Shanghai

Quiet afternoon tea Jing anSmell and feel the old Shanghai in a quiet neighborhood near downtown.

Address: No.33 Lane 1025 Nanjing Rd W.

Price: 40 RMB/person (6 USD/person).

Transportation: Subway Line2.

The image is from 大众点评网

5 Responses to “Shanghai Young People’s Weekend: Afternoon-Tea”

  1. Angie February 15, 2012 at 20:46 #

    wow! I love the pic

  2. Hermione February 16, 2012 at 05:01 #

    I love afternoon-tea so much! Le Petit Jardin sounds like a nice place.It will be one of my choice for enjoying afternoon-tea with my friends in Shanghai !!

  3. Hermione February 16, 2012 at 05:05 #

    I love afternoon-tea so much! Le Petit Jardin sounds like a nice place. It will be one of my choice for enjoying afternoon-tea with my friends in Shanghai!!

    • KellyMiaoMiao February 16, 2012 at 05:30 #

      Yes you should try! Call me and I will go with you

  4. Celeste Sinistro April 9, 2012 at 09:43 #

    It’s great that for the PR aspect there are ways of transportation included on how to get to these little coffee shops and tea shops. It’s interesting to see how the take time out during the day on weekends just to go have an afternoon tea of cappuccino. Usually here everyone our age has to work during the weekends.

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