Quaint and a little nonsensical (in a wonderful way) is perhaps the best description for Cloudy Café. Spread over two rooms in an old house on Baoqing Lu (with a small garden terrace), you’ll find bookshelves of hats, old pictures and busts of a moose, deer and – our favourite – a unicorn. Big fluffy white clouds (of cushion filler) hang over the tables adding to the fun and couches line the window seats giving on to garden views.
From a lengthy handwritten menu, the Americano is pricey at 38RMB but perfectly drinkable; or opt for a pot of tea (68RMB for green tea) which friendly staff members will attentively top up throughout your stay. The food is a little less inspiring with an average cheesecake (48RMB). But while the food and drink offerings might not wow, Cloudy is worth a visit for the interesting and whimsical decor and warm service.