Ricci Cafe



Ricci Café is a good new after-school hangout in the heart of the university district. The spacious café has a modern college look to it, with long wooden tables, comfy red sofa cushions and large windows.

The coffee here is strong and delicious, all made from Arabica Roasters beans. We recommend the spicy Sichuan mocha (RMB36) for those who prefer something sweet with a miniature kick of spice.The Ricci Bolognese (RMB48) is appetizing but doesn’t quite replicate the taste of Italy. The sauce is a much lighter version compared to the meat-heavy, authentic recipe, but the portion is hearty. The meat is half beef and half pork, with clean chopped tomato squares scattered throughout long locks of linguine.

The Ricci Waldorf salad (RMB45) comes with sliced apples, roasted chicken and walnuts in a light, sweet vinaigrette. The Sichuan spice-rubbed chicken focaccia sandwich (RMB45) is very popular, which is served on a cutting board with fried lotus chips. The fluffy focaccia is delectable, and the pulled chicken breast is soaked in Sichuan peppercorns and served with grilled long green Chinese peppers for a zesty burn.

Service is quick and efficient. With snug seating, highly caffeinated drinks and yummy food, it is definitely nice place for afternoon study sessions or catch-ups with friends.