Starbucks in Shanghai

SARS is almost over, so I begin to visit coffee shops and meet friends. Tonight, I had a nice talk with Karine in the Starbucks in the Metro City in Xujiahui. I suddenly realize I need to turn my focus back to the amazing city itself instead of watching SARS everyday – the nice life will begin again.

Starbucks is Part of People’s Life

Source: Jian Shuo Wang’s All Starbucks Tour In A Day

With more and more foreign companies coming to Shanghai, the daily life changes. If you list some shops that affects the city most, I would list in the following order:

  • McDonald’s, KFC
  • IKEA
  • Carofour
  • Starbucks

The most important reason it is affecting people’s life is the life style and the concept they bring to the city. People know how fast a lunch will be and how colorful and creative the furniture can be. We all learn how large amount shopping looks like and, for the Starbucks case, how relaxing it is to have a cup of coffee.

Wireless Starbucks

Today, I found three laptop computers in the Starbucks in Metro City at 7:00 PM. I even see the girl sitting besides me are surfing on the Internet. The homepage of Yahoo! appeared on her laptop – it is cool! The Tian Yi Tong really works. Fortunately, I have subscribed and I can enjoy the wireless Starbucks very soon. (I said very soon, instead of now because it takes 4 working days before the Tian Yi Tong is enabled).

Here is the list (in Chinese) of Tian Yi Tong covered Starbucks on 51wireless.com. It obviously is not the most updated information since Starbucks Metro City Shop is not in the list but is covered already.

星巴克远东店 全覆盖 仙霞路299号

星巴克古北店 全覆盖 水城路20号

星巴克鸿翔店 全覆盖 南京西路869号1楼

星巴克人民公园店 全覆盖 南京西路189号

星巴克豫园店 全覆盖 豫园九曲桥附近

星巴克滨江店 全覆盖 滨江大道富都段

星巴克力宝店 全覆盖 淮海中路222号

星巴克中信店 全覆盖 南京西路1168号

星巴克新天地店 全覆盖 太昌路181弄18号

星巴克东方巴黎店 全覆盖 南昌路559号1楼

星巴克美臣店 全覆盖 淮海中路937号

星巴克时代店 全覆盖 张杨路500号

星巴克遵义店 全覆盖 遵义路111号

星巴克嘉里不夜城 全覆盖 天目西路218号

星巴克正大店 全覆盖 陆家嘴西路168号3楼

星巴克嘉里中心店 全覆盖 南京西路1515号

星巴克美术馆 全覆盖 陕西北路888号

How Many Starbucks in Shanghai

It is an interesting question. I want to know the answer too. It has at least 18 shops. I am interesting to present a review for the Starbucks shops. I am planning to buy a digital camera within this week, so I believe I can warlk around and visit all the Starbucks shop and take a picture for each of them. Yes. I will do it within two weeks.

Actually, the reason I thought of this idea is because of SARS – indirectly related to SARS. During the long May holiday, we cannot go any where and it seems too dangerous to take taxi, buses, or metro. So I begin to walk. After the practice, I found I can walk much further than I can imagine. I usually take taxi or metro to work but recently, I will walk for one hour everyday from my office to my home. That is the reason I believe I can visit all the Starbucks by walk – it may take serveral days to do it.

Update Nov 22, 2003

Here is the full list from Starbucks Newsletter

Kerry Centre Add: No.1515 Nanjing(W) Rd. Tel: 021-52986431

Zhaojiabang Road Store Add: No.888 Shanxi(S) Rd. Tel: 021-54654992

Metro City Store Add: No.1111 Zhaojiabang Rd. Tel: 021-64268250

Lippo Store Add: 222, Huaihai Zhong Rd Tel: 021-53966379

East Paris Store Add: 559, Nanchang Rd Tel: 021-54652377

Xin Tian Di Store Add: Unit 1, building 18,North Blocks Xin Tian Di Tel: 021-63200137

Mei Chen Store Add: 937, Huaihai Zhong Rd. Tel: 021-64728339

Citic Store Add:CITIC square,1168, Nanjing West Rd Tel: 021-52984548

HongXiang Store Add: 869, Nanjiang Xi Rd Tel: 021-62581941

People’s Park Store Add:189, Nanjing West Rd Tel: 021-63271930

Yu Yuan Store Add:100, Yuyuan Rd Tel: 021-63552271

Far East International Add: 299, XianXia Rd Tel: 021-62350615

Gu Bei Store Add: 20,ShuiCheng Nan Rd Tel: 021-62091760

Bin Jiang Store Add: Fu Du Duan, Bingjiang Da Dao, Pudong Tel: 021-58781332

Times Square Store Add: 500,Zhangyang Rd, Pudong Tel: 021-58368819

Orient Meitha Store Add: No.98, Huaihai(C) Rd.

Tel:021 53858461

Super Brand Site Store Add: 168, 3F LuJiaZui(W) Rd.

Tel:021 50471106

Zun Yi Road Store Add: No 101, ZunYi Road

Tel:021 62592540

Kerry Everbright City Store Add: No.218, Tianmu(W) Rd.

Tel:021 63172662

Fuzhou Rd. Store Add: No.567, Fuzhou Rd. Tel:021 63222584

East Ocean Centre Store Add: No.588,Yan An Rd. Shanghai Tel:021 53855001

Update June 1, 2003

I have postponed my plane to visit all Starbucks to the end of June since the new DC I bought is not available for the first part of the month.

Interesting to read

The slight change of Starbucks logo.

My digital camera

More than one reader have requested Shanghai pictures. Yes. A picture tells more than a thousand words. I am considering buying digital camera serious to capture this fast changing city.

I have been very keen to Sony DSC P-8.

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But after I found it has no manual function, I turned to Nikon Coolpix 885. Later, I locked to Nikon Coolpix 4300, which is about 3800 RMB now.

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25 thoughts on “Starbucks in Shanghai”

  1. Starbucks — my favorite store. In Silicon Valley, where some towns have two Starbuck stores, people give directions by it, as in go straight and turn left at the SECOND Starbucks.

    There are 67 Starbucks in China. There is even a Starbucks inside The Forbidden City in Beijing! The last time I was in Shanghai, I tried to visit a DIFFERENT Starbuck each time I had a chance. :-) There are 26 in Shanghai, so I still have a long, long way to go.

    Since the invention of product placement (i.e. BMW in Jame Bond films), you see a lot of Starbucks in major Hollywood movies. It was featured prominently in > at the beginning. There was a line spoken by Tom Hanks,

    “The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing or who on earth they are, can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall! Decaf! Cappuccino!”

    If you have seen >, Ashley Judd was driving by a small town in Colorado and she made a U-turn right in front of a Starbucks… I am sure it was all filmed in California, probably at the studio… Anyway, try and see if you can spot all the product placements the next time you see a blockbuster film — Matrix 2 anyone?

  2. Missing film title:

    Starbucks was featured prominently in “You’ve Got Mail (1997)” A movie featuring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, its advertising sponsors included AOL (obviously) and Starbucks, among others.

  3. So how would one go about getting wireless access at one of the Starbucks? If I read that correctly on 51wireless.com, there is an option for unlimited connection at public places for 150 RMB a month?

    What if I were just visiting Shanghai for a week or two? Is there any way for me to get access without a lengthy registration process?

    Thanks,

    Johnny

  4. Johnny, for Tian Yi Tong users, since it is required to use the 150 RMB for whole month package, there is no addtional fee. According to their website, when you visit any of the webpage, it just ask you to input username and password. Then you can surf the net. I will personal confirm it when I visit Starbucks next time.

    I asked the Shanghai telecom call center. They said they don’t have some prepaid card or something for your to void the long registration process. But drop me a mail when you come, let me see if I can help you on that when you come.

  5. Luo:

    Yes. Starbucks is an interesting shop – I am going to visit the 26 shops in Shanghai and post pictures of them. For the product in film, I just want to see the film “You’ve got mail” again to see how Starbucks appeared in the film – I just don’t have any impression now.

  6. 我的数码相机也是SONY的,型号是DSC-P5,据说现在已经停产。不尽让人想到?#28120;汰?#20135;品。NIKON885朋友买的,我发现拍出来的照片颜色偏暖偏红。

    你上传的Starbucks女神标记,和我办公桌上Starbucks的咖啡杯上一模一样,是2001年我在上海买的,用到现在还很喜欢。遗憾是南京这里没有Starbucks分店。要是我能取得Starbucks在南京的代理经营权就很幸福了!相信这里一定有市场!

  7. Yo jian shuo Wang,

    I have received your e-mails for some weeks now and I am really happy about your information. The different subjects – SARS, Shanghai, Starbucks – make your site vey pleaseant to read.

    I am coming to Shanghai in September, I am doing research then for a Dutch building-company. I am very excited about Shanghai and that is why I contact you.

    I hope you can provide me with more information next months.

    Good like with your wireless world!

    Many greetings from the Netherlands!

    Thijs Huijsmans

  8. Buying a digital camera is a good idea. Just my 2 cent for your consideration: Personally, I believe Nikon and Canon are two safe bet. Canon G2, EOS 10D and Nikon Coolpix series are all exciting toys, while Sony is so-so. I have a fuji 4800, good looking and easy-to-use; but I still wish to have a ‘more serious’ camera.

    Anyway, there are many digital camera review and discussion everywhere. Good luck.

  9. Jian shuo wang,

      我有一个朋友,他是一个患有多种先天性眼疾,只有0.08视力的残疾人,他的生活和学习要靠一只10倍的放大镜,打电脑的时候整个脸要贴着电脑屏幕才能工作,可是就是这样一个人,凭着自己坚强的意志,克服了常人难以想象的困难,自学摄影,终于成了一名出色的中级摄影师,他拍的照片经常被挂在单位的宣传栏里(他是一名卫校音乐教师),也曾刊登在《大众摄影》杂志上,他的事迹还被东方电台报导过,他还通过自学,学会了视频非线性编辑,能够制作出专业的电视记录片,他是那么热爱摄影艺术,节衣缩食购买摄影器材,吃了许多苦,原定于5月份他将代表上海去北京参加全国残疾人职业技能大赛,可是没想到突如其来的sars使得这次比赛无限期延长。如今,他还在默默的耕耘,为了他的梦想而努力,作为他的朋友,我多么希望有一天他能够真正干出一番大事业来,我们都会为有这样一个朋友而骄傲,所以,借你这一块小天地,让更多的人知道这样一个人,希望他能遇见真正的伯乐,希望能有人支持他!

  10. Wow. Jichuanyouli, I am moved by your friends but still curious about how he made it. I would be more interested to know more about him. Let me know what I can do to help him if I can.

  11. Since I will go back to Shanghai in another three weeks. I will just go and buy the starbucks coffee from every single Starbucks in Shanghai. -_-;; I love starbucks so much. Thank you for offer me the addresses, but I also have question for the price starbucks coffee in Shanghai. My mom says it will be much more expensive than the price in America. If someone can find out the price for me, it will be a big help for me. thanx!

  12. I don’t know the price of Starbucks in U.S. It was a shame for me not to go to a Starbucks even I visit Seattle, the hometown for some time.

    In Shanghai, the average price for a cup of coffee is about 20-30 RMB (3-4 USD). I don’t have a complete list though.

  13. hi! iam thinking about buying a digicam in china – does it make sense? iam german and e.g. the casio exilim costs about 270euros = 270 USD here in germany. i heard glasses are cheap in shanghai – is that true? could you comment on the sars-situation in shanghai? friends told me going out is difficult due to sars…

    thanx for your answer, greetings from good ol germany

    andreas

  14. I happened to read this article,because i’m wondering how many starbucks in shanghai now.anyway,it gives me some important information.i think i’ll often visit here and read more and more good article

  15. Hi there!

    I recently moved to Shanghai and pestered the building management to get Tianyitong in my apartment. On the first visit, the telecom techs just brought over an ADSL modem and made out no-one had asked for the wireless set-up.

    Then, after much hassle, they returned abotu a week later with the wireless router/AP (a Beyondcable 2010). Via the building management, I tried to question them as to what Username/password I would need to use to get wireless access while out and about in Shanghai.

    at first, there was lots of shoulder shrugging and then they just pointed to my original ADSL user card (with Username/password on it).

    Sure enough, when I took my palm-based wireless device (an Alphasmart Dana) to Starbucks, it’d find the access point but wouldn’t log in – it cam up with “wrong user name or password”).

    Any suggestions on how I can resolve this? The Sh telecom Tanyitong site is in Chinese (which I can’t read) and I suspect I wouldn’t get very far if I rang them up (I’m also not much good with spoken Chinese).

    Thanks for any advice you can give me.

    Regards,

    Bluebag

  16. Hi there!

    I recently moved to Shanghai and pestered the building management to get Tianyitong in my apartment. On the first visit, the telecom techs just brought over an ADSL modem and made out no-one had asked for the wireless set-up.

    Then, after much hassle, they returned abotu a week later with the wireless router/AP (a Beyondcable 2010). Via the building management, I tried to question them as to what Username/password I would need to use to get wireless access while out and about in Shanghai.

    at first, there was lots of shoulder shrugging and then they just pointed to my original ADSL user card (with Username/password on it).

    Sure enough, when I took my palm-based wireless device (an Alphasmart Dana) to Starbucks, it’d find the access point but wouldn’t log in – it cam up with “wrong user name or password”).

    Any suggestions on how I can resolve this? The Sh telecom Tanyitong site is in Chinese (which I can’t read) and I suspect I wouldn’t get very far if I rang them up (I’m also not much good with spoken Chinese).

    Thanks for any advice you can give me.

    Regards,

    Bluebag

  17. Hello,

    Can You tell me where in Shanghai can i buy cheap digital cameras. Is there in Shanghai something like Photographic City in Beijing? And are there any diference in prices of digital cameras in Shanghai and Beijing?

    Thanks!

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  19. I like starbuck coffee so much .

    I hope one day I could establish a starbuck coffee shop .

    that is really the life is . that make you comfortable ,relax and just enjoy the life . that is the way that I could breath everyday after busy work .

    I hope to enjoy the coffee with my friends and talk .

    I thought the life should be as this.

    but I hope in Starbuck there should be larger area for smoking . exactly , coffee and cigerator is good partner .

    just my idea .

    :)

    hope I could find the friends here who have same feeling .

    Jennifer

  20. ah… you all seem infatuated with Starbucks!! Also, that guy, the one who posted that random letter, seems really messed up. Don’t listen to him, anyone.

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