新天地歎 High-Tea – COVA

The FoodLover’s sister had visited Shanghai several times but still had no sense of direction. On her last day in Shanghai before leaving for Macau, I bought her a Transportation Card (交通卡) and showed her that the subway in Shanghai was much safer than that in Guangzhou. After having a light lunch at 鼎泰豐 at 港匯廣場 in 徐家匯, we took the subway back to Xin Tian Di (新天地) to have dessert.

Starbucks was full with a long line in front, so we walked in this little pastry shop COVA across the alley. This was a nice cozy place where the servers were pleasant. The tea set looked interesting so we went for that. The pastry tasted as good as they looked and the coffee was not bad.

As my sister was looking out of the window, she saw a familiar face and rushed out. That was Richard from Toronto who happened to be in Shanghai on business. He joined us for a cup of coffee and talked about the old time.

At the strategic moment, I excused myself to pay a visit to the restroom in the nearby hotel (this restaurant does not have the facilities). When I returned, Richard had already paid the bill as expected. That was my lucky day as this high-tea wasn’t cheap.

20121124 COVA

COVA(新天地北里店)
上海盧灣區太倉路181弄新天地北里內(近馬當路)
電話:+86-21-3376-3810

Leaving Xin Tian Di, we walked along Huaihai Road (淮海路) and ended up in Fuxing Park (復興公園) where I took some pictures of old folks enjoying life.

Dancing is supposed to be fun but all these folks were trying hard not to show any sign of happiness.

Karaoke in the park.

Another singer.

What’s she doing?

She was sad.

Just seeing what was in the park, you could not help but to believe that Shanghai should be the best place for retirement. All these seniors were enjoying life in the middle of this big city – playing chess, singing karaoke, and dancing – 捉棋,唱歌,跳老舞,重想點?

2 Responses to “新天地歎 High-Tea – COVA”

  1. Winnie Wong Says:

    We passed by 鼎泰豐 but did not try it. Is it good?

    街景-歎為觀止! Karaoke video, what a good voice!!

  2. FoodLover Says:

    鼎泰豐’s in Shanghai are good in food quality and service but pricey. The Karaoke singers were pretty good; they had a lot of practice in public.

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