Al fresco spots in the former French Concession are usually seized on immediately, but this small café and bar opened at the beginning of this year still manages to evade the crowds that swarm over nearby Anfu Lu and Ferguson Lane. It’s an unpretentious, friendly place with a charming little courtyard out front that’s bathed in sunshine from midday onwards, but also provides some leafy shaded areas. The food menu features tasty bagels (smoked salmon, 55RMB) as well as a range of German-influenced dishes. Beers start from 35RMB, cocktails are 40-65RMB and wine starts at 45RMB/glass. In the summer, they also offer sangria and schorle, a German wine spritzer, featuring fruit juice or soda water (45RMB).