UPDATE on coronavirus in Wuhan/Hubei Province (February 2020): Due to the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), countries and health agencies across the world have advised that people should avoid travel to Wuhan and the province of Hubei.
As you’re probably well aware, the Chinese are big tea drinkers. But what you might not know is that China’s coffee shop culture is also on the rise. International brands like Starbucks and Costa have long since discovered this snippet of information and have been nurturing the country’s growing caffeine addiction for a number of years. However, if you are visiting Wuhan and searching for a pick-me-up, how about trying something a little more local? Here are ten of our favourites to get you going.
Sat in the centre on Wuhan’s cherished coffee street, Tan Hua Lin, 1510 is a step above the rest when it comes to value. Using their own brand of coffee, which is available to buy in store, the skilled barista’s will whip you up a latte for as little as 15 yuan (US$2.20). The simple but tasteful interiors and the soft music draw in a quiet and studious crowd. This, paired with the trustworthy Wi-Fi connection, means that 1510 is the perfect place to knuckle down with an assignment or a textbook.