Add:7F, 2 Huashan Rd
Tel:180 1914 5142
Time:9am-10pm (Sun-Thu); 9am-12am (Fri-Sat)
Credit Cards Accepted
Hidden in an office building in central Jing’an Temple business district, the café occupies a luxurious area of 1,500 square meters, including a 700sqm outdoor terrace facing the temple.
Indoors, the newly refurbished café is a paradise for nutcracker lovers. Every single corner is decorated with nutcracker dolls, each displayed with a price sticker on the bottom is for sale. The L-shaped seating area also has a couple of medium sized semi-private chambers by the window, available for booking.
Outdoors, the terrace overlooks busy Nanjing Road West and Jing’an Park with different seating sections to accommodate guests’ needs. The space can also be used for private occasions or corporate events upon request.
At See the Scenery of Balcony, customers can choose from three different house blends for espresso-based coffee (plus one single origin espresso bean) though each charges differently. For example, the blend of beans from Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Colombia charges 50 yuan (US$7.4) for a hot Americano while the latte is priced at 54 yuan.
Apart from membership cards for discounted price, there is an afternoon deal, 78 yuan for a drink and a cake, which is valid from 11am to 6pm every day. Desserts are outsourced. The café also offers a selection of flower/fruit teas and iced flavored sodas. The English breakfast brunch (78 yuan) is prepared on site upon order, available until noon daily.
Late afternoons and evenings are highly recommended to enjoy the nice view on terrace though be well prepared for heated breezes as the mercury starts to climb high.