Even in Fuzhou, China, there is the ancient struggle: Starbucks or an independent coffee shop.
For me, there's no question. I love quirky little coffee shops like Sculpting in Time. So does the rest of Fuzhou, judging by the hipster clientele. The walls have cool posters from old movies and yes, the coffee is delicious.
They sell snacks and sandwiches if you decide to spend the afternoon here on a rainy day.