Monday, August 20, 2012


I have recently fallen in love with a beautiful Italian café/ pastry & confectionery shop called COVA located at the IFC mall in Shanghai. Its interior design is as delicate and intricate as its delicious delicacies and the European atmosphere takes you back almost entirely to a different time. 
Not surprisingly, the café has an interesting history. It goes way back to 1817, when it first opened its doors in Milan at the Piazza della Scala. It is said that European Royalty and various aristocrats would frequently gather at COVA café before and after an opera show to indulge in the premium Italian confectioneries and yummy delights which include their famous chocolates (made with natural cocoa butter) and fruit jellies. All of the café’s chocolates and fruit jellies are air-flown directly from COVA Milan to Shanghai.
The café also has a large selection of cakes, an assortment of pastries and amazing coffee.

COVA's beautiful table set-up design with
coffee beans and little coffee cups for sale.
COVA's main area with all its cakes on display
and assortment of chocolates on the shelves.

Blueberry of my favorites!

Pasticceria COVA Confetteria
Since 1817

Locations in China:
IFC mall
Shop L1-30, IFC, 8 Century Avenue
Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: (86)(21) 3872 1180
Shop 01A, Lane 181
Xintiandi, Taicang Road
Lu Wan District, Shanghai
Tel: (86)(21) 3376 3810