Coffee Belt

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368 Shaanxi Nan Lu

Coffee Belt has some serious streetscape appeal. Light, bright and colourful, it’s hard to miss the cafe’s name emblazoned on the white walls outside as you’re walking past on Shaanxi Nan Lu, just south of the iAPM mall.

From the moment we spotted this newcomer, we saw its potential to become a laptop warrior haven. The space is comfortable, the coffee relatively affordable and there’s enough food on the menu to keep you sated, or to help excite during moments of procrastination.

Alongside a range of juices and teas, there’s a rich and strong Americano (25RMB, hot or iced) and a silky smooth - if a tad milky - flat white (28RMB, hot or iced). From the food menu, you’ll find a range of paninis from The Panini Pro including a good, but not mind-blowing ‘classic’ ham and cheese (32RMB). If you’re still hungry, try the not-too-sweet blueberry cheesecake (32RMB); it’ll help cure any dessert cravings without inducing a sugar crash.

Although the food might not wow for the moment, the coffee and fitout of this stylish cafe make it well worth a visit. Don’t miss the fun world map made from coffee beans on the wall.

By Victoria Brownlee

Venue name: Coffee Belt
Opening hours: 8.30am-9.30pm daily
Metro: Shaanxi Nan Lu
English address: 368 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu, Xuhui district
Chinese address: 徐汇区陕西南路368号, 近复兴中路