While April and Café makes the odd nod to some sort of French coffee shop, we’re not quite charmed into believing we’ve just stepped off of a Paris pavement – but that’s okay. The coffees (from 25RMB) are decent, there’s a row of seats kitted out with sockets for laptop users, it’s busy but not full and the all-Sinatra playlist is soothing. More importantly, a black coffee and croissant combo is 25RMB, although opening at 10am means they’re likely to miss the morning work crowd. We’re also intrigued by the ‘Louboutin Girl’, which blends a double espresso with soda, tabasco and berry jam.
Good for Catch-ups; a good (if late) breakfast deal
Eat this A ham and cheese croissant (22RMB)
What’s nearby Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, Wudaoying