Sugared & Spiced

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[Shanghai] aroom

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Add: No. 15, Lane 120, Tai’an Road / 泰安路120弄15号
Tel: 5213 0360
Hours: 12~8:30pm
Price: 20~35 RMB/drink
Visited: Jun 2012

Aroom is a well-hidden cafe/shop on Tai’an Road – so well-hidden that you definitely won’t discover it if you weren’t specifically looking for its door. There are a few wooden tables and leather sofas for those who want to linger for the coffee and cakes, but the focus here are random objects collected by its owners (a Shanghainese couple, I hear). It’s one of those places where I get so busy trying to capture everything on camera, but there’s just too much…

A small menu of coffee, tea, juice, wine, and cake, though I didn’t try any this time.

An extensive selection of random vintage knickknacks for sale.

Lovely lightbulbs everywhere.


Aroom somewhat reminds me of Whiple House in Taipei, except it’s smaller and messier, not in a bad way. It makes a quiet place to spend the afternoon, and an ideal source for unique gift ideas. I will need to come back to try their drinks and perhaps buy a few useful/useless things myself…

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February 26th, 2012 at 11:55 pm