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The Cottage Cafe

25a Taojiang Road, Shanghai, China (Hengshan Road)
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Ranked #1,235 of 12,440 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: Hengshan Road
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Neighborhood: Hengshan Road
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I stumbled upon this cafe - not sure it was a cafe at all except it had a Lavazza sign hanging outside. I nervously stuck my head in and found an old woman sitting on a chair 'Coffee?' She asked. I walked into what appeared to be someone's house then I realised that it was a cafe. Basically what they've... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Though I only dropped in for a latte (well-made, unlike many others in Shanghai), I was completely charmed by the atmosphere of this former French concession house. Decorated with black and white photos of someone's american heroes -- Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon -- ; vintage colour posters of the smiling Chairman; a collection of toy tin... More

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Dongguan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I been there on my day off, some one tell me, The cottage was a nice place. But actually is a Really nice place. The coffes, sandwich and cakes are really good. Perfect for a solo, reed a book or have a long conversation with your friends. "escape for few hours away".

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

This cafe is a bit hidden, but great location! It's a very quaint spot to stop for a coffee or hot chocolate and a chat or working from home day! It's an English cottage feel with white washed decor. Coffee is decent - but we tried the "homemade" cookies - which were hard butter biscuit (so skip them!!!). I believe... More

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