Set in the funky catacombs that are the Backstreet underneath Citic Plaza, Le Vila is a stylish modern café restaurant that aims to bridge the gap between quality and value for money, and this it does with enthusiasm.
If you’ve never been to the backstreet, it is a tunnel that goes under Citic Plaza, and can be found just outside the main shopping mall. The tunnel is full of small boutique shops, restaurants, a foreign-food supermarket, and lots of other interesting designer places. Le Vila can be found immediately upon entering one entrance, and is a large café with an ‘outdoor’ seating area (outdoor of the café) that is pleasantly surrounded with plants and water.
The staff are very friendly and all speak good English, and the menu is available in both English and Chinese. Le Vila have a good bakery with cakes that are much better than the bland Chinese equivalent (although the muffins tend to be dry). The nut tart is particularly tasty, and at 15 RMB is a bargain. Breads are also good and are light yet crunchy, and very reasonably priced (a medium sized French loaf comes in at 6 RMB).
Tianhe Citic Plaza
Le Vila can be found immediately upon entering one entrance, and is a large café with an ‘outdoor’ seating area (outdoor of the café) that is pleasantly surrounded with plants and water.
Address: Rm 3412, Citic Plaza, No. 233 Tianhe North Rd, Guangzhou,
Chinese: 广州市天河区天河北路233号中信广场3412室510613 Tianhe District
Zhujiang New Town
Addsress : No.106 Edingurburgh International Apartment, No.2 Hua Li Road pearl Rever New Town Guang Zhou Main Road Central, Guangzhou,
Chinese :广州市珠江新城华利路2号爱丁堡国际公寓106号510620 Tianhe District