The other big fashion is coffee shops. Not that anyone seems to know anything about coffee. There are a million and one places which have closeed in the last couple of years. Most are very average, some are terrible. In 99% of them, they take forever to make an overpriced cup of muddy water. It's all about the ritual – no one seems to know what the stuff is actually meant to taste like. I've only found two which are good. One for its atmosphere and the other for a really good coffee.
There are four within five minutes of my home, two of which closeed next door to each other within a few days.
But I am looking forward to visiting this one which is being built here in Liuzhou. Not so much a coffee bar, more a coffee brothel, by the sounds of it!
Thanks to Laura for the tip off and the picture.