Add:Bldg D, 37, Lane 550, Shaanxi Rd S.
Melange Oasis is a new cafe/restaurant/bar that promotes a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Cuisine ranges from Italian and Mediterranean to Thai and Middle-Eastern — and soon Chinese. It’s mostly homemade, all is fresh, some is organic and it’s all freshly prepared.
Popular dishes include Thai green curry with rice (58 yuan), organic vegetable couscous (58 yuan), chili con carne (65 yuan), and home-made desserts such as nut brownies (30 yuan) and blueberry cheesecake (35 yuan). The coffees are made from organic, fair trade Yunnan coffee beans. The comfy interior is constructed with customized compressed bamboo, including the bar, chairs, tables and the floor. Water is heated by solar panels. All plastics and papers are collected and recycled every month. According to manager Matteo Ferraboschi, the cafe will soon have name-cards and menus made from recycled paper and printed with soy-based ink. “Melange Oasis aims to create a relaxed and loving environment, very much like a melting pot for all people sensible of the environmental problems. We’re child-friendly, family-friendly, pet-friendly, overall people-friendly,” Ferraboschi said.