S.Engine Coffee 鹰集咖啡
331 South Huangpi road, close to Taicang road
metro line 1: South huangpi road, line 10 / 13: Xintiandi
Quite a new addition to Shanghai’s coffee scene, S.Engine Coffee is home in a restored shikumen building just next to Xintiandi at the intersection of South Huangpi road and Taicang road. The spacious and modern cafe is spread over two floors.
They have two different choices of beans for espresso based drinks: The Canary espresso made of Yirgacheffe beans and The Owl espresso, which is a blend of beans from Colombia, Mandheling and Kenya.
You can also buy beans to take home with you: 450g bags are sold for 115 (Owl espresso) and 135 (Canary espresso) rmb.
At the time of writing they were offering three different single origins for 48 rmb per cup: Columbia, Kenya and Yirgacheffe. They also have cold brew and dutch coffee. Espresso based hot coffees are served in white Loveramics cups.
It is a good place to do some work as the wifi is pretty fast and plenty of sockets are available. It may get crowded in the afternoon, however, and you can generally expect quite a few people to be taking selfies on the 2nd floor.
Service is friendly as well. all in all a good choice to get some coffee while you are in Xintiandi area.