Jiaotong Teahouse


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Jiaotong Teahouse

The Jiaotong Teahouse started as a canteen for transport workers in the 1970s and eventually turned into a popular gathering spot for local artists. Its walls remain the same as they were originally, with paintings depicting life in the city hanged on the exposed brick and crossbeams. It is said to be the most authentic place to experience what Chongqing used to be.


Most of Chongqing's cafes are located in busy central areas such as Jiefangbei, and serve both Chinese and western style drinks and foods. The usually cozy environments make them appealing to a young crowd. They generally open at 9am and many keep going till 1am, just in time for a late night drink.