Add: 202 Wu Kang Road, Shanghai 武康路202号
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00am-6:00pm, Fri-Sun 8:00am-7:00pm
Price: [coffee] RMB25-50; [pastry] RMB12-35
Visited: February 2016
Will return: Yes
Since Farine was experiencing some problems with their espresso machine and I didn’t get the latte I was looking forward to, I went down the street to Grains, a relatively new café by none other than Franck Pécol, the same person who owns Farine, Franck Bistrot, and Rachel’s. It is next door to WIYF, the ice-cream window with a perpetual line in front, which is also owned by Franck.
Grains uses single origin beans from Ethiopia and Yunnan for their espresso and americano, and a house blend for brewed coffee and espresso-based drinks.
I had the Latte (40) that I wanted at Farine. Smooth and well-rounded. Love!
Gorgeous latte art.
Grains also offers bagels, muffins, granola, and donuts, as well as the three kinds of coffee beans mentioned above.
The decor was clean, sleek, and stylish.
More people enjoying the rare winter warmth from their outdoor seats.
As I said, a perpetual line outside WIYF, which was especially crazy that day because of the unseasonably warm weather. I do love their ice-cream, but 30 minutes standing outside Farine was quite enough waiting in line for one day. And I was looking forward to trying their salted caramel flavor, which wasn’t on the menu that day. Until next time then.