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[Shanghai] UNDEF/NE

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UNDEF/NE

Add: 105, Building 6, 50 Moganshan Road / 莫干山路50号6号楼105室
Tel: 2277 6299
Hours: [Mon-Fri] 10am-6pm [Sat-Sun] 10am-8pm
Price: [coffee] 25-35 RMB
Visited: Nov 2015

Trekked all the way up north to check out UNDEF/NE at the M50 art zone. Opened at the end of 2014, UNDEF/NE is a warehouse-turned-cafe / art gallery / event space by Shanghainese couple Jason and Nemo, who studied in England and worked respectively in finance and media before launching this project. I was just there for a cup of coffee and fell quite in love with this space, which feels spacious thanks to the high ceiling and open plan design, but also has its fair share of intimate nooks.

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The source of coffee beans at UNDEF/NE changes from time to time, and currently it is a boutique coffee roaster called Little Bean based out in Pudong. The coffee barista who served us used to work at Essence Cafe (质馆咖啡), and we were happy with our two cups of latte (30 RMB).

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A barbershop corner. I wonder if it’s ever actually in use.

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Stylish knickknacks on sale here. I want this badass beer mug.

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Going up to the mezzanine, not your typical staircase.

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Dog-friendly.

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UNDEF/NE is also an exhibition space for their project “Made in Shanghai”, which showcases contemporary artists, designers, and other skillful hands. The current exhibition is called “Never Say Goodbye to Planet Booze”, and will be on until the end of this month.

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It’s a bit out of the way for just a cup of coffee, but if you are at M50 to check out the art galleries, or if you are looking for a cool event space, do drop by UNDEF/NE. I personally am quite charmed by it and would be happy to come back whenever I’m in the area.

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November 16th, 2015 at 9:47 am