Cafés Travel

Morning Coffee In Shanghai

October 27, 2015
shanghai cafe coffee latte art cappuccino how to chinese words

Cappuccinos are the unavoidable and essential things to start your day perfectly. No matter where I am, I need this! I wanted to share with you this adorable morning coffee in Shanghai, made with love within no more than a minute! And some words to make you order a success!

Here is the dialogue between the barista and I. Pretty proud of me because he understood every single word! #WhatGoesAroundComesAround 😌


-你好!有脱脂牛奶吗?Nǐ hǎo! Yǒu tuōzhī niúnǎi ma? Hi! Do you have skimmed milk?

-有啊!你要什么?Yǒu a! Nǐ yào shénme? Yes! What do you want?

-好的!那我想喝一杯脱脂牛奶卡布奇诺和一杯美式Hǎo de! Nà wǒ xiǎng hè yībēi tuōzhī niúnǎi kǎ bù jī nuò hé yībēi měishì. Okay! So one skimmed milk cappuccino and an americano.

的? de zhōng de? Hot and medium cup?

-对。有匙子吗?duì. Yǒu chízi ma? Yes. Do you have a spoon? (A spoon is very important to eat the foam milk!!)

-有啊。稍等一下。拿!yǒu a. Shāo děng yīxià. Ná! Yes. Wait a minute. Here are your coffees!

-谢谢, 拜拜!xièxiè, bàibài! Thanks, bye-bye!

- 拜拜!bàibài! Bye-bye!

The coffee was amazing! Not strong and just perfect! Maybe because I’m in Shanghai… Haha! Anyway, this is going to be my headquarter for the next few days!

Some useful words:

  • 牛奶 niúnǎi: milk
  • 全牛奶 quán zhī niúnǎi: whole milk
  • 脱脂 tuōzhī: skimmed
  • 卡布奇诺 kǎ bù jī nuò: cappuccino
  • 美式 měishì: americano
  • 咖啡 kāfēi: coffee
  • 小杯/中杯/大杯 xiǎo bēi/zhōng bēi/dà bēi: small cup/medium cup/big cup
  • 热/冷 rè/lěng: hot/cold
  • 糖/半糖/无糖 táng/bàn táng/wú tang:sugar/half sugar/without sugar
  • 冰的/去冰 bīng de/qù bīng: with ice/without ice
  • 匙子 chízi: spoon
  • 谢谢 xièxiè: merci
  • 拜拜 bàibài: bye-bye

Where? Buzztime Coffee, near Nanjing Xi Lu metro station.

Stay tuned for more about this trip 😊

shanghai cafe latte art cappuccino how to chinese words buzztime coffee

shanghai cafe coffee latte art cappuccino how to chinese words buzztime coffee

shanghai cafe latte art cappuccino how to chinese words buzztime coffee

shanghai cafe coffee latte art cappuccino how to chinese words buzztime coffee



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  • Reply Hayley Larue October 28, 2015 at 1:30 am

    So amazing you’re in Shanghai! <3

    • Reply VioletteDaily October 28, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Unfortunately I’m back in Paris now, but I spend an amazing time there! x

  • Reply Sarah October 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm


    Amazing pics ! 😀


  • Reply Alanda Ware October 28, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Such a cool post babe


  • Reply Carly Conners Kenihan October 28, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Such a fun post-love the word guide!

  • Reply THE AVANTGUARDIAN October 28, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Well your Chinese is definitely better than mine! The cafe looks like a great one to visit!

    • Reply VioletteDaily October 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Haha I’m working on it so hard!! The coffee was perfect!

  • Reply Julianna October 29, 2015 at 12:43 am

    This is such as unique post and I love the designs in the coffee! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Julianna

  • Reply Siffat Haider October 29, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Glad you’re having a good time Violette. PS- you have the best skin!

  • Reply Bree October 29, 2015 at 3:45 am

    First off, you are honestly so naturally beautiful. Secondly, I love cappuccinos and this one looks wonderful. I would love to visit Shanghai one day. Any recommendations on where to go ?

    • Reply VioletteDaily October 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much Bree, you’re the sweetest!! Yes I have so many recommendations and I will post it all on the blog 🙂

  • Reply DEMELER October 29, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Absolutely love!

  • Reply Catherine Okereke October 29, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Badass that you speak Mandarin! Well done!!



  • Reply lu November 8, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Hey ! Do you have any hastag or category where I could find other articles of this kind ? I mean, with a short dialogue from every-day life in mandarin and pinyin ? It could be really helpful for those who’re learning the language 🙂

    • Reply VioletteDaily November 9, 2015 at 10:50 am

      No I don’t anything about dialogue like this because my blog is not meant to be a kind of ‘school book’. But I’m very glad it was helpful for you 🙂 Have a nice day! x

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