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  • Luneurs (Huaihai Zhong Lu)

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      999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号6楼, 近陕西南路
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      182 2123 9359

    This is the third location of popular ice cream shop and patisserie, Luneurs. The first is in Xingfuli and second on Huashan Lu. They've brought their outstanding ice creams (the salted caramel!) into this mall kiosk and added a few other flavors, like Dark Chocolate... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Luneurs (Huashan Lu)

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      888 Huashan Lu, near Wukang Lu
      华山路888号, 近武康路
    • Phone
      177 2123 4052

    Second location of the popular bakery and ice cream shop. Their special Luneurs’ salted caramel ice cream is very, very good. Another flavor to look out for is the apricot thyme sorbet. Also delicious. Read more

  • Charlie's (Changshu Lu)

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      89 Changshu Lu, near Changle Lu
      常熟路89号, 近长乐路
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      5403 8513

    In 2015, popular, pet-friendly neighborhood bar Piro rebranded itself as "Charle's", an upmarket fast-food spot slinging cheap-ish burgers, fries, shakes, and dog treats. It's still a comfy, casual neighborhood spot, with two floors, exposed ceilings, a large open... Read more

  • Al's Diner (Xiangyang Lu)

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      2/F, 174 Xiangyang Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
      襄阳南路174号2楼, 近复兴中路
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      5425 1930

    Xiangyang Nan Lu outpost of the Al's Diner empire. Much like the original, this two-story restaurant has an ice-cream parlor downstairs slinging Gracie's, while upstairs they're serving American diner... Read more

  • Grom

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      772 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
      南京西路772号, 近石门一路
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      5298 0278

    Turin-based brand with international branches. It trades in good gelato, "how it used to be made", which means no artificial flavors, colorings, additives, preservatives or emulsifiers. They operate their own farm, experiment with new cultivars, pre-mix in a central... Read more

  • Spread The Bagel (Yuyuan Dong Lu)

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      32 Yuyuan Dong Lu, near Changde Lu
      愚园东路32号, 近常德路
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    Spread The Bagel and CinnaSwirl have come together in holy matrimony to create something special; a downtown cafe at which... Read more

  • Pree

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      No 15, 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181弄15号, 近马当路
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    Small, high-end ice-cream lounge in Xintiandi that makes their ice cream on site. It's mostly soft serve with toppings, in flavors like black truffle, lemon grass ginger, and porter beer. Their recipes come from a "very low profile Michelin three star chef" in... Read more

  • Gelato Dal Cuore

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      600-9 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      陕西北路600-9号, 近新闸路
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      6148 1388

    Year-round gelato spot on Shaaxni Lu with space for maybe fifteen people to sit at low tables. They're serving gelato in about 16 of the usual flavors. The cones are pretty small, but the quality is good. Read more

  • STH Chimney

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      1/F, Raffles City Changning, 1139 Changning Lu, near Kaixuan Lu
      长宁路1139号凯德长宁来福士东区1层, 近凯旋路
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    Pioneering cones are the order of the day at STH Chimney. Instead of the usual waffle, cones here are made from chimney-like coils of puff pastry, and baked onsite throughout the day. Soft-serve toppings include KitKats, Ferrero Rocher, Malteasers, pretzels, peanut... Read more

  • Awfully Chocolate (IAPM)

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      IAPM Mall, Suite 233, B2/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号B2楼233座, 近陕西南路
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      6474 5336

    Talk about niche market. Awfully Chocolate sells three types of chocolate cakes and three types of ice cream in their super-chic shop, and nothing else. The idea is imported from Singapore, the cakes are made in Shanghai, and if you want to sit down and eat in the... Read more

  • Bonus (Wulumuqi Zhong Lu)

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      243 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Wuyuan Lu
      乌鲁木齐中路243号, 近五原路
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    Popular Ice Cream store that use to Pop-Up only during summer months has opened permanently across the street from their original Pop-up location. Expect long lines during the weekends. Bonus serves interesting flavours such as Salted Egg. Read more

  • Charlie's (Jing'an Kerry Center)

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      Jing'an Kerry Centre, Suite B1-11, South Phase, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
      静安嘉里中心, 南京西路1515号南区B1-11, 近常德路
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      6218 7887

    Previously a Cali TexMex joint called Dos Locos, it's now part of the expanding Charlie's empire of upmarket fast-food burgers; cheapish burgers, fries, shakes and brownies. The big neon lights and... Read more

  • GLACIEL

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      Unit 104, 159 Madang Lu, near Xingye Lu
      马当路159号104单元, 近兴业路
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      5301 0100

    Tokyo's ice cream cake shop. This one is its first overseas store, located right next to its sister brand LeTAO in Xintiandi. The delicious, photogenic and pricy cakes are handmade in Japan and air-lifted to Shanghai. Reservations only before 9pm for the limited... Read more

  • De Medici

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      17 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Sichuan Nan Lu
      延安东路17号, 近四川南路
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    Ice-cream spot on the Bund doing Italian gelato in about 15 flavors, though they change seasonally. Chef Andrea Rano's behind the daily ice cream production. Read more

  • N2 Ice Cream Lab

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      228 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu
      南京东路228号新世界大丸百货B2层, 近河南中路
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      158 0083 3834

    Mall ice-cream stand decked out like it's a science lab: dry ice smoke and weird beaker shapes. Read more

  • Buco

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      20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      东湖路20号, 近淮海中路
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      3356 5118

    A tiny window to the side of Gemma, this is where gelato master Salvatore Naselli's artisanal gelato gets slung. They've got 8 flavors available; fig, peach, blueberry, hazelnut, pistachio, bacio (chocolate hazelnut sort of thing), straight chocolate, and... Read more

  • Haagen-Dazs (City Plaza)

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      Jiu Guang, 1/F, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Wuning Lu
      南京西路1618号1楼, 近华山路
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      6288 2764

    One of innumerable stands and larger cafe-style spaces dedicated to expensive (but so, so good) Brooklyn-born ice-cream brand. Bet you thought it was Swiss or something! They're typically dressed up in pastel colors and refined, photogenic seating. Read more