Sofa Bar and Café – Going Parisian?
By Mark Andrews
City Weekend (Shanghai). 04/01/2007
Bar review of Sofa in Shanghai. This bar and cafe probably no longer exists.
What this place lacks in size it makes up with character. There is a strong French theme with Gallic crooners on the stereo and impressionist painters on the wall. Bright colours and hookah pipes add to the ambience. Maybe more of a bar than a café it does do an OK coffee and enough food to make it a good stop for a quiet lunch. In the evenings there is supposedly live folk music performed by foreign and Chinese performers. However, a visit at 9.30 on a Saturday evening revealed an empty stage and a quiet evening. Classic cocktails are Y30 and more modern ones Y38, bottled beers Y30-35. With only a few bars in the Dingxi lu, Xinhua lu area this is certainly one with more atmosphere. A quiet bar without pretensions but with potential.
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