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  • The Commune Social

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      511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
      江宁路511号, 近康定路
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      6047 7638

    The second restaurant in town to bear the Jason Atherton brand on its masthead. The Commune Social is a contemporary tapas, dessert and cocktail bar. The cuisine seems largely informed by former Gordon Ramsay Lieutenant Jason Atherton's frequent flier miles log.... Read more

  • POP American Brasserie

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      Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
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      6321 0909

    POP is the new concept to replace New Heights. It's an American-inspired brasserie that totally looks the part — red button leather booths, tray ceilings, tones of copper and tan. The menu is mostly approachable comfort cuisine like braised short ribs, duck leg... Read more

  • Egg

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      12 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
      襄阳北路12号, 近巨鹿路
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    A bright, cheery café from Camden Hauge (organizer of events under the SOCIAL SUPPLY umbrella like Shanghai Supperclub and the FEAST food festival), with lofted seating, coffee, Strictly Cookies, baked goods, etc. They specialize in simple all-day breakfast items... Read more

  • Al's Diner (Xinle Lu)

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      204 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu
      新乐路204号, 近东湖路
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      5465 1259

    Originally opened as a premium ice cream shop called Gracie's, this little spot on the corner of Xinle and Fumin re-branded itself as Al's Diner in Fall 2015. They're serving American diner classics like biscuits and gravy, patty melts, monte cristos, egg x sausage... Read more

  • Baker & Spice (Anfu Lu)

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      1/F, 195 Anfu Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
      安福路195号1楼, 近乌鲁木齐路
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      5404 2733

    Artisanal bakery and deli from the Wagas Group, in a striking wood-grained marble storefront. Baguettes, bagels, cakes, jams, pates, granola, coffee, etc... One rough-hewn communal table for seating, reasonable prices. Read more

  • Lost Bakery

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      758 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu
      巨鹿路758号, 近富民路
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      6266 9883

    From the team behind Lost Heaven and More Than Eat right next door, Lost Bakery offers an assortment of pastries, deserts, and bread at affordable prices. Raspberry tarts, croissants, and rolls are all under 20rmb. Desert items such as eclairs and slices of cake are... Read more

  • Palatino

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      No 7, 434 Changle Lu, near Maoming Lu
      长乐路434弄7号, 近茂名路
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      6217 0933

    Set up by three guys who opened Bella Mia, Palatino offers Roman-style cuisine, authentic pizzas and a wide selection of wine in a nice little spot with some outside seating. It's on a stretch of Changle Lu that can feel busy with traffic, but Palatino's set back a... Read more

  • Luneurs Boulanger & Glacier (Panyu Lu)

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      381 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
      番禺路381号, 近法华镇路
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    A chic but approachable modern bakery and ice cream shop from Shanghai's resident baker's manager, Son Quach. He's hosting a succinct and delectable line of frugally priced baked goods, as well as that trendy WIYF ice cream, which remains staggeringly great. This... Read more

  • Pain Chaud (Yongkang Lu)

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      41-43 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu
      永康路41-43号, 近襄阳南路
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      5456 5220

    The original Pain Chaud, part of a chain of bakeries. This one occupies two cozy storefronts on Yongkang Lu with plenty of seating. It has a welcoming, streetside cafe vibe, and their specialty is freshly baked breads, pastries, coffee, juices, salads and sandwiches. Read more

  • Wolfgang's Steakhouse

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      1/F, Sinar Plaza, 588 Dongchangzhi Lu, near Xinjian Lu
      东长治路588号白玉兰广场1楼,近新建路
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    Premium, high-end American beef from Wolfgang Zweiner, ex-head waiter at Peter Luger, New York City’s most iconic steakhouse. It's part of their international steakhouse chain, with locations from Beverly Hills to Waikiki and Tokyo to Cyprus, to Hong Kong, to Beijing... Read more

  • Brut Eatery (Yuyuan Lu)

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      698 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu
      愚园路698号, 近镇宁路
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      199 2149 1514

    The cafe offshoot of the furniture store by the same name. Brut Cake Cafe's a popular spot for coffees, desserts, and sitting in groups of trendy-looking people. They've got a condensed menu of breakfast-lunch items with interesting (and mostly successful) twists.... Read more

  • Sumerian

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      415 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路415号, 近北京西路
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      135 6475 5689

    This place is one of the few cafes that roasts its own beans and creates its own house blends. It's a pretty place, clean and bright inside, with wood-beams in the ceiling and a pebble-dash floor, but it's the coffee that really excels. The espresso is fiercely... Read more

  • Zotter Chocolate Theatre

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      Shanghai International Fashion Center Bldg 9, 2866 Yangshupu Lu, near Neijiang Lu
      杨树浦路2866号9号楼, 近内江路
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      6016 1630

    This unique concept combines chocolate production, a tasting tour, a chocolate shop and a Viennese style cafe by Austrian "bean-to-bar" chocolate maker known for its organic and fair trade principles. They offer a wide range of chocolates, too, from simple and... Read more

  • La Creperie

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      1 Taojiang Lu, near Fenyang Lu
      桃江路1号, 近汾阳路
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      5465 9055

    La Creperie does indeed serve crepes. From hum-drum Nutella filled dough to the tangy seafood/salad crepe, main courses run the gamut. Some crepes are more successful than others, but the all wood decor, fully bar and English speaking servers make for a fine... Read more

  • Pain Chaud (Jianguo Xi Lu)

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      256 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Jiashan Lu
      建国西路256号, 近嘉善路
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      3356 0520

    Pain Chaud is a chain of bakeries. Opened in 2018 on a beautiful corner in Xuhui and designed in a European minimalist style, this well-lit two-story incarnation has something the other stores don't: outdoor seating. Their specialty is freshly baked breads, pastries,... Read more

  • Cendol (Ruijin Er Lu)

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      39 Ruijin Er Lu, near Nanchang Lu
      瑞金二路39号, 近南昌路
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      135 2407 4539

    Cendol is a Malaysian iced dessert that contains green rice flour jelly, coconut milk and palm sugar syrup. This aptly named place serves exactly that, with various added ingredients such as ice cream, corn, and tapioca. Read more

  • The Cheesecake Factory

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      Unit 720, Disneytown, 225 Shendi Xi Lu, near Qimiao Lu
      申迪西路225弄迪斯尼小镇720号, 近奇妙路
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      5893 6018

    There are nearly 200 The Cheesecake Factory restaurants around the world. One of them is at Disney Shanghai, and it's a pretty good one at that. Burgers, sliders, pasta, sandwiches, fried chicken, cake, warm fudge brownies, milkshakes - the huge menu mostly consists... Read more

  • Brut Eatery (Zhaojiabang Lu)

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      238 Zhaojiaobang Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      肇嘉浜路238号, 近陕西南路
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      6408 6783

    Known in some circles as “Brut Cake Café”, this café from husband-wife duo Jun Wu and Priscilla Young is a crowd-favorite. After the popularity of their Jing’an restaurant, they decided... Read more

  • The Pine at Ruijin

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      InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin No. 11, Lane 118 Ruijin Er Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
      瑞金二路118号11号楼, 近复兴中路
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      173 2104 3505

    From the people behind Light & Salt, this fancy-looking French restaurant's located inside the InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin. The menu's deft, white-tablecloth and photogenic. Read more

  • Mr Pancake House (Hongkong Plaza)

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      Suite SL1-01, South Tower, 238 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路238号南楼SL1-01, 近黄陂南路
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      6335 7780

    Slightly upmarket (in look) branch of the long-running Mr. Pancake chain. While the other chains serve cheap, passable American pancakes and omelets, this one charges about 20% higher, probably due to the posh location. The environment is nice enough to work for a... Read more