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    • ADDRESS:
      222 Jinxian Lu,
      near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      进贤路222号, 近陕西南路
    • PHONE:
      6258 1620
    • WECHAT:
    • AREA:
      Huangpu Xuhui
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from South Shaanxi Rd
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 11am-12.30am
    • CARDS:
      Local cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$ $$$
    • WEB:
    • Editor's Description
      The consummate expat hideaway, Citizen serves good food and better martinis. It's cozy lounge seating on the first floor is ideal for reading, working or meeting fellow cafe-goers. Used to be that Citizen was the only game on Jinxian Lu, but now the small street bustles with artsy life.
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    • Lunch at Citizen

      Cozy neighborhood cafe Citizen is good for more than just wi-fi and martinis. Lunchtime soups -- classic minestrone, pumpkin and crab -- for 49rmb ; soup or a Greek, Thai beef, or Nicoise salad, plus a sandwich -- grilled ham and...
      • NOT TAGGED | Citizen | Daily
      • 2009-07-01 Finished
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      • NOT TAGGED | Citizen | on Sat Jul 1, 2000
      • 2000-07-01 Finished
  • Cafe of the Year
    For Citizen on June 22, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    With Friends
    Joined Dec 2, 2012
    Is American
    Posted 4 Reviews
    I remember my very first visit to Citizen Cafe in 2010, that cold winter day I discovered it, peered in the window, and decided to walk inside. The cozy couches, the amazing bread, soup, salad....I fell in love that day.

    I hope that feeling will come again, but on my last few visits sadly it has not. Waiting 30 minutes for eggs that came out cold, staff nowhere to be seen, watching other customers walking to the bar to ask for their bill. Waitresses more interested in pouring my Starbucks coffee into a different cup. Pleeeeeeease.

    The last straw was waiting 20 minutes for my favorite Niçoise salad. While waiting I noticed a Cafe of the Year award on the wall.....from 2010. How I long for the past. Is there any bread while I wait? No it's baking now....maybe it will be finished when you have customers in the restaurant?

    Finally my beloved salad arrived...and I discovered it is now served in a tiny side dish bowl.....for the original price. I guess all good things do come to an end :-(
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