International Volvo Photo Locations Part 482
Green & Safe Cafe is located on Dongping Lu in Shanghai, China.
The former French Concession has officially acquired one of the markers of a modern gentrified neighbourhood – a high-end organic supermarket á la Whole Foods. Owned by the same Taiwanese company behind Qi Min organic hot pot restaurant, Green & Safe on Dongping Lu is not just an organic supermarket, though; it’s also a cafe and restaurant.
The design of the restaurant’s expansive loft-style space on the second floor is attractive though, with dramatic lighting displays, an open kitchen and a choice of couches, chairs or stools to sit on. With this lacklustre menu and room for over a hundred covers they may struggle to fill all these seats.
Staff are enthusiastic and very eager to please. We can see the organic supermarket and café becoming a magnet for the yummy mummies of the FFC, but we can only hope they revamp the upstairs menu so we can enjoy the cuisine as much as the space. Either way, this opening is a welcome landmark in the unbounding growth of healthy organic choices in the city.