Old China Hand Style

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Photographs: Kimberly Ng
Photographs: Kimberly Ng
Photographs: Kimberly Ng
Photographs: Kimberly Ng
374 Shaanxi Nan Lu
Originally along Shaoxing Lu, the owner relocated here when the street underwent redevelopment. Over the 20 odd years it’s been around, the shop has gained quite a number of regulars, mostly older folks who appreciate the old Shanghai vibe of the place. Here, there’s a café that serves up the usual coffees and teas as well as pastries and mains like pastas. As for books, there are many old titles that are difficult to find elsewhere, mostly relating to Chinese architecture, design and history available for browsing (they’re part of the owner Deke Erh’s personal collection), but there are also a handful of Mandarin novels and books written by the owner that are for sale.
Venue name: Old China Hand Style
Opening hours: 10am-10pm Mon-Thu; 10am-11pm Fri-Sun
Metro: Shaanxi Nan Lu
English address: 374 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
Chinese address: 陕西南路374号, 近复兴中路