Address:     Nawaday Road
Year built:   2013
Architect:    SPINE Architects

SPINE Architects is an architectural firm founded by Stephen Zawmoe Shwe and Amelie Chai. After graduating from Columbia University, both worked in New York for close to a decade before setting up shop in Myanmar in 2004. Today they boast an enviable portfolio of clients here. The Yuzana Tea Shop on Nawaday Road is one of the best examples of their work. Its open layout creates a small, light-flooded environment where customers can purchase varieties of packed tea. The shop is connected to the business owner’s residence, a renovated colonial-era mansion, set back from the street. This busy stretch of Nawaday Road is a travellers’ favourite, given the ample supply of bars and restaurants in the vicinity.

Yuzana Tea Shop