After several futile forays in recent weeks, I finally found Club Sandwich around the corner from a 7-ELEVEN, just southeast north of Sun City, about 300 meters – including a street crossing – west of the April Gourmet that is a block north of Workers Stadium. If those directions don’t work for you, check this map.
I had the BLT (RMB25), my third choice, as a lack of ingredients meant I couldn’t try the first two (ham, after all, is a crucial component of a ham and cheese sandwich). And what this place missed in ingredients, it didn’t make up in service efficiency, as it took an effort to get the staff’s attention. But the sandwiches are tasty and made with TLC, though a side of fries or simple soup would have made it perfectly filling.
What is excellent value, though, is the coffee – it starts at an economic crisis-friendly RMB10 per cup.
Club Sandwich has a rough and ready look (think: white paint sloshed over brick walls) and the reasonably comfortable chairs, fairly high ceilings, and strong wireless signal – along with that bargain coffee – make it a nice and airy stop for the wireless gang. I plan a return, both for a caffeine boost and to try this place’s pizza.