Here cafe has charm to spare. Located in a two-storey house off Shaanxi Nan Lu, it’s tricky to find but once you get there you’ll be rewarded with a spot in the shade under the protective boughs of a large tree, perhaps on the swing seat.
We recommend the refreshing watermelon juice (28RMB) or a Coke or Sprite float (20RMB) accompanied by a slab of dense brownie (28RMB).
Inside there are a handful of tables, but the front garden offers a precious tranquility rare in Shanghai.Adding to its bucolic appeal, Here rents board games at 5RMB a pop and Wednesday is movie night.
By Anna Leach