Other than the all-ubiquitous Starbucks, Wuxi has a good number of excellent cafés. Many of the locally run coffee shops are popular with both Chinese and foreign customers. Some of the more popular spots include: Water Heaven (Shui Tiantang) Western Food and Café, Grinding Time (Yanmo Shiguang), and 92 C° Café. Whether you are a resident or tourist of Wuxi, getting to know where the best cafes are will not only get you a great cup of coffee, but will also brighten your day and put a smile on your face.
1) Water Heaven Western Food and Café 水天堂西餐咖啡厅 View In Map
Water Heaven Western food and Café has two stores in Wuxi, with the most well known of them located on Renmin Zhonglu. The décor of this store is graceful and stylish: with its fresh, clean and simple ambiance, going in is like stepping inside a movie depicting the Italian countryside. On the walls are a variety of murals that are meant to add to that fresh country flavour. Grilled mandarin duck spaghetti is the perfect accompaniment to a chicken or pork steak; the meat is tender and juicy, while the pan-fried Australian beef ribs (cooked exactly the way you like it) will make your mouth water. If you want to have a sumptuous Western meal, then head to this top-notch place; you won't be sorry.
Add: 97 Renmin Zhonglu, Chong'an District, Wuxi (By the Sunning Electronics Store)
Tel: 0510 8505 7777
Opening hours: 10:00-21:30
Price: 50 RMB
Getting there: Take Bus 722 to Donglin Square (Donglin Guangchang)
2) Grinding Time 研磨时光 View In Map
Grinding Time is a Singaporean chain known for their wood décor and their tranquil, leisurely ambiance. Inside you will find retro chandeliers, alluring coffee beans, all types of wall hangings, delicate cups, and a delicate coffee aroma. The furniture and architecture of this café are truly intriguing; the French windows invite bustling pedestrians to take a glance and come with a small group of friends to chat and enjoy a coffee. The Cappuccino, Laté and Mocha are only a few of the excellent coffee drinks offered at this wonderful cafe.
Add: 41 Dachenggang Walking Street, Chong'An District, Wuxi
Tel: 0510 8272 9667
Opening hours: 9:30-23:00
Price: 20 RMB
Getting there: Take Bus 11, 12, 20, 35, 35 da, 65, 66, 79, 81, 118, 201, 211, 312, 316, 319 or 763 and get off at Dadongfang Department Store (DadongFang Baihua)
3) 92 C° Café 92℃咖啡馆 View In Map
92 C° Café is a café with a history. The tiny store was originally opened in a quiet alley, away from the bustle of the city, by a Taiwan native. The arrangement of the store was tightly compacted, but the warm atmosphere made up for the lack of space. In addition to coffee, meals and desserts – such as the delicious rice omelette – are also available. Prices here are affordable, and the store's leisurely atmosphere invites customers to sit for a while and relax.
Add: 25 Zhongshan Pond, Zhongshan Lu, Chong'an District, Wuxi (Opposite from the Xin Jinjiang Hotel)
Tel: 0510 8271 7209
Opening hours: 10:30-24:00
Price: 40 RMB
Getting there: Take Bus 12, 65, 67, 79, 81, 85, 118, 20 or 312 to Babaiban (Sanfengqiao) Station.
4) Moyang Square 磨洋工坊 View In Map
Moyang Square is a great place to relax. The romantic, tidy arrangement of the furniture has a definite charm: on one of the walls is a nifty bookshelf stuffed with a variety of items, including a few inlaid small lights at the top that really set the mood. In the restaurant, ox heads adorn the red walls, giving the place a unique personality. This café's Irish coffee, Italian coffee, and caramel ice coffees are a must-try.
Add: 207-119 Zijin Square (Guangchan), Nanchansi (South Chan Temple), Nanchang District, Wuxi (At Yongfeng Lukou/Intersection)
Tel: 0510 8282 2232
Opening hours: 10:30-24:00
Price: 25 RMB
Getting there: Take Bus 15, 24, 27 nei huan, 27 wai huan, 57, 105, 312, 358, 502, 765 or 767 to Kuatangqiao Station (Nanchan Si/Zijin Guangchang)
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