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
The popular Sushi restaurant and delivery service has move operations from their Yanqing Lu location to a much larger Yongkang Lu location, this time with indoor seating and a larger menu. Specializes in California-style rolls, with a few pages of sushi and sashimi,... Read more
The long-time favorite Irish pub is now on Yongkang Lu. Compared to the other little hole-in-the-wall bars on the street, this one's pretty large. Inside, it's like every other Irish bar -- Irish stuff on the walls, lots of wood and tiles, historic Guinness ads and... Read more
A.E. Kitchen serves up passable Western fare - think pastas, sandwiches, pastas and the like. Their strength, however, is breakfast: served until 5pm, offerings include pancakes, waffles, omelets and more, all very reasonably priced. Even smaller than its original... Read more
Restaurant with a chilled out vibe for beers and shisha, serving Mediterranean and Middle Eastern standards. Saturday mornings they serve brunch from 10.30am-2pm. They bring out bands and belly dancers on weekend evenings, and have a Wednesday ladies night, where... Read more
This place specializes in craft beers, poured from the tap. They've got 18 beers on tap, and a cider, and serve them in ways made for the beer aficionado: beer flights, snack pairings, and so on. Flatscreens show sport. Stools and high tables and some outside seating... Read more
This specialty coffee boutique on Yongkang Lu deals in single-origin whole bean coffees from growing regions like Ethiopia, Yunnan, Indonesia and Guatemala. All coffees on offer are roasted on the premises and ground to order. The space is about the size of a sugar... Read more
As its original name "El Luchito," might suggest, this is the smaller cousin of Camel Group's Mexican cantina chain. When the original Yongkang Lu location on the corner shut down, it moved a couple... Read more
Bright and cheery Greek yogurt and frozen yogurt shop on Yongkang Lu. They also serve fruitbowls, smoothies and fresh juices. Read more
Yisheng (or in its Anglicized form "Eason") is a small, cozy, cheap and cheerful Cantonese restaurant. Rather than the extravagant exotica the cuisine of this province is better known for, Yisheng does the more rustic home-style variety. The focus is on simple... Read more
Home decor store stocking handmade goods from natural materials; bed linen, tableware, home accessories and fragrances, and they provide decoration consultation services. Read more
Sheng Sushi is a cheap and cheerful Sushi bar run by two guys in black porkpie hats who go by Jake and Elwood. If you know which movie this refers to, then this is probably reason enough to check it out. On offer, a selection of Cali-style maki, sashimi, nigiri... Read more
Vibrant flower shop situated on Yongkang Lu. Read more
Cheers In is a French-owned imported beer boutique boasting brews from over 30 different countries. A small table outside the front door turns the place into a friendly little makeshift outdoor tavern for neighborhood beer afficionados. Read more
Popular French-style bakery selling classic handmade pastries and fresh-baked baguettes. Very popular among Shanghai's French set. Read more
Authentic French-style butchery selling cuts of imported meat, charcuterie, cheeses, and breads. Read more
Peppone is a miniscule pizzeria by the folks behind Le Saleya Bistro. The crust is thin. The space is rustic. The menu is on a chalkboard and seating is limited to one communal table. It seats about eight, so if you're a small party, plan on getting cozy with... Read more
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Today is the Hungry Ghost Festival and Yongkang Lu looks like a ghost town. Zero tables on the streets. But despite the yellow tape and the security guards standing in front of the shop, gourmet coffee shop / roaster Cafe del... Read more...
The man was out in full effect on Yongkang Lu yesterday, going door to door with binders full of documents and talking to worried-looking shop owners. An insider tells us that "places without a license will be closed very soon." Who's gonna be the first to croak? Is Laowai Jie the new Tongren... Read more...
" Yongkang Lu Bars Must be Removed", reads the headline in a Xin Min Wan Bao article that's been bouncing around the WeChat echo chamber tonight. That article features a "Summer Hotline" (夏令热线)
News just in from Yongkang Lu, a.k.a. the fourth dimension of hell and proof that alternate realities do in fact exist. According to Thomas from Cafe des Stagiaires , a.k.a. the thirteenth layer of the French Inferno, every shop on the popular, rowdy bar strip now has "the authorization to put their terrace back... Read more...
This weekend, Yongkang Lu sees more pop-up dining action. Gabriel Fernandez, former chef of the now-defunct Mi Tierra and current chef of La Coyota , will be hawking her wares at
Shanghai coffee culture just got one shop better last week with the opening of Café del Volcán on Yongkang Lu. Translated from Spanish as "coffee of the volcano," this coffee boutique is the brainchild of Nils Weisensee and his wife Lindsay Messenger, two refugees from the journalism and communications... Read more...
... Another one offers up a new happy hour. Over at Handle Bar , the new bike-themed drinkerie on Yongkang Lu, they've launched a happy hour aimed squarely at the fixed-wheel community. From now until the end of summer, all day, every day, they're offering buy-one-get-one-free draft beer and cocktails to anyone who... Read more...
Man, I turn my head away for a couple of minutes and all of a sudden, everything is happening on Yongkang Lu .
The guys behind Le Saleya are now here lock, stock and barrel with
It's cold, so cold that we wouldn't blame you for staying in on a Friday night. But before you reach for the Sherpa's, consider this: Nosh have teamed up with their Yongkang Lu neighbors Cheers In and are offering FREE beer with selected mains. Meaning you don't need to leave the house! It's good stuff, too... Read more...