The Re-Up Chinese cafe in Beijing is part of the 'Spoonful of Sugar' project, which aims to handle the country's issues with over-consumption in creative ways. The cafe itself puts an immense amount of focus on upcycling, making use of natural materials that are a reflection of local history. What used to be a run-down Art Deco-style building is now a bustling space that is the place to go for food and connecting with the community, especially since the cafe hosts and sells artwork by local talent.
Just as the interior of the cafe is a blend of old and new, so are the menu items that bring modern twists to classic dishes. All of the snacks served at Re-Up are prepared in-house, meaning that there's less waste created on a daily basis.