Add:No. 156, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Road
Time:7am - 10pm
Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available
With the opening of the first espressamente illy on the Chinese mainland, the art of Italian cafe culture can now be enjoyed in Shanghai in true premium-quality fashion. Espressamente illy is illycaffe's franchising of a chain of Italian-style coffee houses. More than a place to drink an excellent espresso, the venues present an authentic Italian atmosphere and cafe experience. They offer Italian food items such as ciabatta, focaccia, tiramisu and other finger foods. In 1992, illycaffe commissioned the world-famous architect Matteo Thun to design a white porcelain series of coffee cups which have since become a collector's item and fostered the trend for illy collections. The items have been available in limited quantities, and thus their value has been enhanced but the company is always looking for new artists to expand the collection with new designs and colors. More than 60 designers have created over 70 sets of designs, and the cups are available in the shop.