Near the northwest corner of the Wudaokou metro station, a well-known bakery which also serves coffee and chocolate just opened its doors. Named ¡°Tous Les Jours¡± in French (Every Day) and Duolezhiri in Chinese (¶àÀÖÖ®ÈÕ -- ¡®Happy Every Day¡¯), it bakes many varieties of fresh bread and pastries.
Enter the bakery-tea salon and two aisles of delicious pastries welcome you in their clear plastic display cases. Patrons just help themselves, lifting each case¡¯s door, and picking their choice of delicacies with pincers. Baguette, pastries, cookies, and other items are priced from RMB 5 to RMB 15.
Coffee, tea, and a thick chocolate can be ordered at the cashier. Freshly-brewed coffee comes in different tastes: Americano, Latte, Blue-mountain, Mocha, and others. They can be served iced and hot. Prices range from RMB 15 to RMB 25 for hot cups, and from RMB 18 to RMB 30 for ice coffees.
After you paid, direct your steps to the back of the bakery where comfortable chairs and clean tables allow you to enjoy some quality time in a well-lit environment. You can watch TV shows, or use the WiFi connection to get online for free.
The ¡°Tous les Jours¡± tea salon is a rendez-vous place for foreign students, so communicating in English with the staff is not a problem. At $3 to $5 a pop, this place beats Starbucks hands down anytime.
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