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Sculpting in Time

47 Hankou Road, Gulou, Nanjing, China
+86 150 7782 6096
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good49%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
19 Feb 2018
18 Nov 2017
“Great location but poor coffee!”
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Cafe, International, European
$$ - $$$
47 Hankou Road, Gulou, Nanjing, China
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I've been there three times and I really enjoy the interior. But it's way too expensive for what you get. Coffee is just average, so is the food (we got waffles). There are many better places to get a cup of decent coffee in NJ,...More

Thank Wiktoria M
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I think it’s probably for the second or third time where I haven’t finished my cuppa!! The ambience was great but the coffee experience turned out to be sour! Disappointing!

1  Thank KubesKitchen
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Sculpting in Time near Fuzimiao for a quick coffee. There you can watch the boats traveling up and down the river. The location is great and the atmosphere is cool and quirky.

Thank TaniaProsdocimo
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Good coffee from very friendly waitress. Running away from crowded fuzi miao you will find here a calm hideaway with view towards the crowd.

Thank fanrou007
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Good food, reasonably priced. Nice staff. Excellent view of the river from inside and outside the cafe. we will definitely go there again. Recommended

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and coffee is a sweet and chill place with a bohemian vibe next to the canal, it has a great environment and good food.

Thank Wander135540
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Four of us went there for a light late evening meal. The cafe is located on the river and you can see the tourist boats going up and down the small river -- a good location to spend a relaxed evening.The menu is western and...More

Thank Janak99
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Price is good, ambience is perfect as a cafe that has a bistro menu and all the drinks and coffee that accompany that kind of experience, good place to meet people, study with partners and chill.

Thank noreservationec
Reviewed 4 February 2014

This is a little gem of a cafe perched on the side of the river near the Confucius temple area if Fuzi Miao district of Nanjing. The menu is mostly local versions of western food,including breakfast. The coffee and desserts we had were good -...More

Thank mmezedd99
Reviewed 22 September 2013

I ordered a bottle of penfolds and they showed me the bottle then took it away and then brought back the bottle opened. Upon inspection it was clearly a fake bottle of wine. It took a lot of arguing but they finally replaced it

Thank William G
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  • Address: 47 Hankou Road, Gulou, Nanjing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Nanjing
  • Phone Number: +86 150 7782 6096
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