As one of the most popular local coffee shops in Xiamen, Central Park Café had no lack of customers for quite a long time, however, it recently closed its doors after being unable to combat fierce competition from foreign brands along with skyrocketing rents.
Central Park Café is a branch of the Re-café brand which is one of the most influential local coffee shop brands in Xiamen. Currently, there is only one Re-café store left in Xiamen, following the closing of three branch stores near Xiamen University and Zhongshan Road.
It is only the tip of the iceberg of the downturn of local coffee shop brands in Xiamen. There are more than 3,000 coffee shops in Xiamen, and about 600 to 700 coffee shops close annually, according to insiders.