Themed cafes in Shang­hai

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

owner of the cafe has spared no ef­forts in trans­lat­ing ev­ery pos­si­ble de­tail from the show into re­al­ity. From Joey’s beloved stuffed pen­guin, Hug­gsy, to coffee mugs printed with fa­mous lines like, “We were on a break”, fans of this hit sit­com will be du­ely over­whelmed with a sense of nos­tal­gia once they step into this place.

As the city that once pro­duced the first 26-inch bi­cy­cle in China, it seems only nat­u­ral that Shang­hai should have a bi­cy­cle-themed cafe. Es­tab­lished by the city’s largest and most his­tor­i­cal bi­cy­cle fac­tory, For­ever Bi­cy­cle, the cafe does more than cre­ate bi­cy­cle shapes with the foam atop your coffee — wheels are re­mod­eled into lamp shades, bells are re­designed so that cus­tomers can place or­ders, and al­most ev­ery com­po­nent of the bi­cy­cle is used to dec­o­rate the bright and sim­ple space.

The lo­ca­tion of the cafe was cho­sen be­cause of its close prox­im­ity to Shang­hai’s Cen­tral Park, the most pop­u­lar site among ur­ban cy­clists. Fur­ther­more, cus­tomers who ar­rive on two wheels at the cafe re­ceive a dis­count on their coffee or dessert.

WANG YING / CHINA DAILY Nice Café

Fans of US sit­com Friends will find Cen­tral Perk a haven that's full of sur­prises.

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Nice Cafe is opened by Chi­nese celebrity and writer Han Han.

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