Most Shanghaiist readers are familiar with legendary dive bar C’s and with the music pub Logo too. Darkness, taxi rides and alcohol make the rest of the area a bit of a blur but we have the benefit of living there.
The area, called The Xinhua Community, is centered around Xinhua Lu’s heritage architecture and greenery. We covered this a bit by introducing J. G. Ballard’s old home in a previous post. It also has the Shanghai Film Art Centre, a City Shop, Redtown, rooftop soccer, Yuyin Tang (in the top corner) and it’s very own ‘cool café’.
Sofa Bar and Café is tucked away in the heart of the area roughly halfway between C’s and Logo. It has …wait for it … sofas. A lot of them. It also has wireless net, food, music and all your café needs, of course. It hasn’t been ‘discovered’ yet so you can always get the best sofa there and act out your ultimate fantasy — such a high level hipster that no one even knows where you are. Until now that is. Damn.
Sofa Bar and Cafe: 41 Xiang Hua Qiao Lu (off Xinhua Lu).