"Parisian style tables and plush cherry-red upholstered chairs, large street-front windows, delightful dark timber finishing. It's also immaculately clean, and particularly cozy on a rainy day. (Though the second-floor deck looks like being a great spot for a drink in spring)."

"This small café/bar on Jinxian Lu is a popular destination for those seeking a little Parisian-style café culture. It's not quite the French capital, but the chic atmosphere and free wi-fi still mean it's regularly busy. Don't leave without trying the Basil Drop."

"Citizen’s burgundy-and-cream colours, antique ceiling fans and well-worn parquet offer calming respite from the Shanghai crush. Recharge with a club sandwich or espresso or while away the evening over ginger cocktails."

"Try the club sandwich in a parlor-like setting of wainscoting, vintage-style ceiling fans and velvet banquettes."

"Since opening, this charming little cafe has been universally embraced...Voted No.1 Best Cafe, Readers' Food + Drink Awards. On the day we visited, the patrons, one might say, matched the venue: seldom have we seen such a smart, well dressed and extremely attractive group of model Citizen(s)."

"As you step into Citizen Cafe and Bar, you're greeted by that intoxicating French charm that wins you over like a heady cloud of expensive perfume."

"Citizen Cafe & Bar has been around for a while and is a favorite meeting place at all times of day and night."