Location: Xiamen, China
Date: Sep 2011 – Feb 2012
Under very random circumstances I came to work at a small cafe by the campus. My experience there helped me learn various (not so applicable in daily life) menu items in Chinese and allowed me to meet a lot of new friends, including the kitchen staff and the regulars there. I loved this romantic little place that was filled with trinkets and vintage items the owner had picked up from abandoned homes or thrift stores. It was a cozy place for tea or coffee and always had good music playing. They have since opened a new branch in the city which carries the same personality with a slightly more modern twist.
My favourite part…all the cats that were way too comfortable there: