This venue has closed.
The new Oha Café is on Anfu Lu under the same name but with a different concept.
With interiors that look straight out
of the pages of Vogue Living, Oha
Café - under the same ownership as
Xingguo Lu cocktail hang out Bar No.
3 - manages to be simultaneously
chic and welcoming.
Adorning the intimate ground floor
space is a mix of freshly-cut flowers,
coffee table books and a bright
chandelier. A large window looks out
over a small tiled courtyard where
a handful of outdoor seats
are sheltered from the buzz
of the up-and-coming Yanqing
Lu by high red brick walls and a
selection of potted plants.
Towards the back of the cafe,
a long island table turns into a
kitchen bench where the resident
pastry chef busies over lovingly and
methodically prepared desserts
such as a delicate deconstructed
lemon tart (58RMB) and a
fragrant and spicy ‘swamp
cake’ (46RMB). The
former is served in a tall
bowl with French
meringue and crumble,
and the latter on slate
with chocolate sponge,
cream, pear slices,
pistachio and a syringe
of Grand Marnier. Both
The drinks menu includes a
creamy but slightly bitter latte
(40RMB) and a luscious Chinese red
tea (45RMB), as well as a selection
of wines at relatively reasonable
prices (58RMB a glass of Chilean
sauvignon blanc from Las Condes;
248RMB a bottle).
Although the space has the
capacity to feel a little too much like
you’ve snuck into some well-heeled
resident’s living room, we like it all