I really have no idea what this place is called in English. Come to think of it, I don’t know what the other 2 famous Shikumen spots，新天地 and 田子坊 are called either. They all consist of old “stone gate” houses and narrow alleys, but quite different from one another.
The advantage of this one, let’s call it JianAnApt, is that I can walk to it in 5 min from my apt.
The first time I went in was to look for an alteration place, and I did find one.
But besides alteration places, there are a lot more…
If you are thirsty, there’s a great place for authentic HK style milk tea. The 老板 even weighs how much condensed milk he adds on a scale. Probably a former chemist.