This pleasant one-room space with a single central table and narrow terrace serves delicious and affordable coffees with perfect foam (from 15RMB), waitstaff speak excellent English and there’s a miniature menu of Spanish-themed snacks including sandwiches and cold cut plates (from 58RMB). They’ve also got a nice selection of well-priced wines, with many around 200RMB. The main table is a comfortable place for coffee meetings or laptop sessions while the narrow bar seating faces out onto Jianguo Lu for leisurely people-watching.
Cafelito, 406 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Yueyang Lu, Xuhui district. Open 8.30am-7pm Mon-Tue, 8.30am-10.30pm Wed-Sat, 9.30am-3pm Sun.