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CAFE HOPPING IN XINTIANDI, SHANGHAI

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Shanghai Xintiandi is a stylish shopping, dining and entertainment district which has been developed into an urban traveller attraction that combines the past with the culture of today.

The car-free area is unique and well-known due to its interesting architectural styles. Much of it contains traditional Shikumen (stone gate) housing of ancient Shanghai, reconstructed with interiors that embody a completely different world and era. You will find an interesting mix of international galleries, bars, boutiques and cafes, and can easily while away half a day exploring the different themed cafes that lend a young and vibrant energy to the district. 

1. Melt

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Melt is a dessert shop in Xintiandi serving afternoon tea and desserts. They're mainly known for their macarons and delicious ice cream sandwiches, with unique ice cream flavours served between soft 'cakey' cookies.

Address: 159 Madang Lu
Nearest Metro Station: Xintiandi
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

2. Beast Cafe

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The Beast cafe is a jungle themed cafe serving decadent pastries and richly aromatic coffees. It is a trendy hot spot among the local hipster community.  A hybrid shop for both coffee and flowers, it offers weekly flower training courses for CNY 500. Beast’s big draw, however, is its drip coffees from Yirgacheffe, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Kenya. The Costa Rican variety is easy to drink with no trace of bitterness – clean, smooth flavour that earns its high price tag.

Address: 
Suite 01B-04, 1 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
兴业路1号01B-04单元, 近马当路
Nearest Metro Station: Xintiandi
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

3. Cafe 751

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Down an alley within the Central Studios office park on Huangpi Nan Lu, you will find excellent value Western food at another numerically-titled newcomer. At lunchtime on workdays, Café 751 fills up with designers, musicians and models from the surrounding agencies. The cafe is decked in red and black with scenes of Shanghai hung in neat rows, and serves a variety of breakfast and lunch items, a couple of Asian sets, coffee and juices.

Address: 751, Huangpi Nan Lu, Jianguo Dong Lu, Huangpu district
黄浦区黄陂南路751号, 近建国东路
Nearest Metro Station: Xintiandi
Opening Hours: 9am-9pm

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Amara Signature Shanghai is located only minutes away from Xintiandi. 
By Metro: Line 13
​By Car: 6.5 KM, 20 minutes

Source: TimeOut Shanghai & ​Shanghai Highlights

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