Date and time of photos taken：
10:30– 16:30, December 23, 2016
11:30– 12:30, December 24, 2016
Christmas day is coming! TC would like to present this edition of Cafe Guide as a Christmas gift to you all, and in the mean time, to wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on behalf of 《TalkCoffee》.
This edition of Cafe Guide mainly covers the section of North Shanxi Road between Fengxian Road (south) and Wuding Road (north) and the location map of cafes is as follow：
陕西北路362号︱No. 362, North Shanxi Road
WECAFE is a small coffee shop which was opened on May 19, 2016. Emma, the on-duty barista, was taking the order from the foreign customer while TC paid the visit.
After the foreign customer, TC ordered a cup of Americano and opened up the conversation with Emma. Emma is from Yunnan Province and became a barista with the direction of the store manager, a job well done. Emma also showed me that she was reading the book 《The World Atlas of Coffee》just bought (right side of the following photo)：
随后，咖叔有机会与店长刘先生做短暂的交流。刘先生同时也是WE CAFE 的创始人之一，另外一位创始人就是隔壁“美室造型”的老板（如下图左侧）。
Later on, TC had the chance to chat with the store manager, Mr. Liu, who is also one of the two co-founders. The other co-founder is the boss of the neighboring “C-House Styling” (See the left side of the following photo).
Once a barista and now the co-founder of a coffee shop, Mr. Liu cherishes each and every opportunity that could show and share his understanding of coffee with customers served. Mr. Liu looks forward to bringing back the original nature of coffee to the coffee lovers.
陕西北路415号︱No. 415, North Shanxi Road
Refuel Coffee&Co. (Refuel)
陕西北路457-3号︱No. 457-3, North Shanxi Road
TC visited Refuel in the morning. Upon stepping in, I was welcomed like an old friend by the smiling barista behind the bar, kind and natural with no strange feeling.
The heat wave from the floor-typed heating furnace at the storefront made the cold all gone.
November 11, 2016, Singles' Day, was the birthday of Refuel and also the day the four co-founders demonstrated their sincere regards to coffee.
Miss Dai, one of the co-founders, is mainly in charge of Refuel’s daily operations. Once engaging in the business of human resources, Miss Dai had easy access to coffee-related services due to her working environment. She started to pay attention to and gradually devoted herself more into the coffee-related area of expertise. Now, coffee has become the main focus of Miss Dai’s career.
Except for the outsourced roastery, Refuel offers specialty coffee, decent meals, 2nd-floor bar services and a variety of interactive activities.
In addition, Refuel engages in the import business of green beans by direct contacting with the foreign coffee estates, conducting professional cupping and a series of imported businesses.
Though a brand new store, Refuel, taking itself as your good old pal and neighbor, welcomes your patronage all the time.
陕西北路527号︱No. 527, North Shanxi Road
miss li cat coffee bar
陕西北路607弄2号︱No. 2, Lane 607, North Shanxi Road
陕西北路600号︱No. 600, North Shanxi Road
北京西路1181号︱No. 1181, West Beijing Road
Dolphin Cafe 虽位于北京西路上，但其临近陕西北路，因此，将Dolphin Cafe列入本次报道中，更能体现此区块咖啡店的分布情况。
Although located on West Beijing Road, Dolphin Cafe is quite near North Shanxi Road and the inclusion of Dolphin Cafe into this edition of Cafe Guide will show you a whole picture of how coffee shops are located in this block.
Opened in March 2016, Dolphin Cafe decorated with blue and white colors delivers a clear message of simplicity and brightness. The store is not so big but does make you feel at ease just like the white logo of swimming dolphin set off by the abundance of blue-ocean-colored background.
The barista on duty today was the lovely Flower.This was a Saturday morning perhaps, it was not so busy and TC was able to have more communication with Flower.
Flower chose to be a barista because she had a passion for coffee. Being in the coffee business for over 2 years, every cup of coffee made by Flower has been full of her sincerity so that it can meet a diversity of demands from various customers. Flower loves coffee, a gift from the mother nature, and is happy to share it with you all.
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Total walking distance of field trip：
December23, 2016：12.5 km
December 24, 2016：10.8 km