Winglife Coffee resides in what was previously an E-mail Coffee, and having been to the previous establishment, it seems that, apart from the name, not a great deal has changed. This is not necessarily a bad thing as the place covers two large, spacious floors the size of a small warehouse. The front, south-facing side is made up entirely of glass and so allows for a generous amount of natural light to flood in for the most-part of the day.
The space itself is the best thing about Winglife – a nice environment in which to either work or catch up with a pal. Large wooden tables are available and ready to be used as your work station if you please, while most of the seating is comfortable enough to spend a couple of hours relaxing in. Various sized meeting rooms are also available too and are geared towards more informal occasions with low, deep, leather seating.
Winglife offers the usual in the way of coffees (Cappuccino, 29RMB), juices (Fresh Orange Juice, 35RMB) and tea (Fresh Fruit Tea Pot, 58RMB) at reasonable prices and does a decent enough job in the execution.
On the eating side, a new menu has recently been released that spans breakfasts, lunches and dinners. However, in regard to these new eats, MORE tried them so you don’t have to. We would suggest steering clear of their full-blown meals, but if you are absolutely starving go for one of their snacks or perhaps something sweet in the form of a cake or waffle. The Popcorn Chicken (鸡米花, 32RMB) was simple and inoffensive enough and the Black Forest Cake (黑森林, 23RMB) certainly did the job.
Winglife is situated in the west of Hangzhou on West Wenyi road. Menus in Chinese, smoking on the second floor, free parking available.