Article By David Lee
1F, Building 3, Fu Rong Xin Tian Di, Fu Rong South Road.
(029) 8912 9600
9:00am – 11:00pm
Average Price per Person /人均消费: 50RMB
PROS: Excellent quality products and wide assortment
CONS: Similar to other Sculpting in Times
Sculpting in Time has long been something of a Xi’an institution and their new Qujiang branch continues the trend of excellence.
Located in the heart of the Furong New World Plaza in tourist-heavy Qujiang, the new café is still a step ahead of its stiff competition.
The smaller store is beautifully designed. It is nestled into the side of a gorgeous open-field plaza and gleaming with a modern white-and-black on wood décor. When the weather is nice, the outdoor seating has a beautiful view of fountains and sculptures that are a wonderfully beautiful part of the new district. The open bar and friendly staff make the store feel like a neighborhood establishment more than a rapidly expanding chain.
One of the great things about Sculpting in Time is that you can create your own experience. If you want to sit and study for hours while spending 22 RMB on an Americano (with free refill) you can go ahead and do that. If you want premium coffee for 65 RMB sourced from the best beans around the world, that’s available too. If you want a 148 RMB steak dinner or a beer after work or anything else in between you can do it at Sculpting in Time.
I had often gone to other branches of Sculpting in Time for coffee, but I had the opportunity to try their food for the first time. I was shocked by how good some of their newer dishes were. The popcorn chicken and potato wedges are delicious and perfect for an appetizer or a snack alongside a drink. The pizza is surprisingly good and the steak is also high-quality beef.
And at this particular location, they don’t fix what isn’t broken. This Sculpting in Time offers many of the same food and drinks as existing branches, but they are tinkering with recipes and brewing methods to perfect a premium experience.
So whether it is for a waterside Sunday afternoon coffee, a date night, a work lunch, or almost anything else I highly recommend Sculpting in Time. They are used to foreigner and Chinese customers and can help turn the establishment into what you want it to be.
David Lee is a reviewer for Xianease hoping to eventually write something as good as “real g’s move in silence like lasagna.” He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org