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    • ADDRESS:
      39 Anfu Lu,
      near Changshu Lu
      安福路39号, 近常熟路
    • PHONE:
      150 2140 8818
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      15 mins walk from Changshu Rd
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 7:30am-10pm
    • CARDS:
      Local cards accepted
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    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Bagel store and bar from the coffee dons at Sumerian. They do seven loaded bagel sandwiches with fillings like pulled pork and chicken, plus more traditional bagel pals like smoked salmon and cream cheese. Solid evening happy hour (5-8pm, Monday-Friday) where all booze goes for 35rmb, including their three types of craft ales on tap. Attractive space. Good for after-work groups or lunch orders.
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    • Sunday Skate-a-Thon

      A collaboration party between Dogtown, Dope Shifu, Spot Skate, Brash Barbers, Brew Dog, Vans, Jameson and, of course, Boom Boom Bagels. The event starts 3pm at Spot Skate 137 Changshu Lu. Skaters will be skating throughout Shanghai to...
      • Community, Nightlife, Sports | Boom Boom Bagels | on Sun Sep 18, 2016
      • 2016-09-18 Finished
    • Spritzers, Mimosas & Asahi

      Popular spot Boom Boom Bagels has drink deals throughout the holiday. Starting Friday, they've got free spritzers from 4-5pm, and 35rmb spritzers after 5pm. All day Saturday and Sunday, juice mimosas are 35rmb. And 100rmb Asahi pitchers...
      • Dining, Nightlife | Boom Boom Bagels | Every Fri, Sat, Sun until Oct 4
      • 2015-10-02 Finished
    • Free Spritzers

      Boom Boom Bagels are rolling out some new spritzers, which are free from 4-5pm on Friday. Kind of an early happy hour. After 5pm, Spritzers are 35rmb each. No cover.
    • Boom Boom Beer

      Happy hour at the bagel shop on Anfu Lu. From 6-9pm on weekdays, they've got buy-one-get-one Asahi draft. Some decent bagels / sandwiches there as well. Tends to attract a foreign hipster crowd. No cover.
    • Boom Boom Fireworks

      This bagel shop is throwing down to celebrate America with free Kentucky Ale from noon-4pm. Might as well stop in for a free pint if you're in the hood, American or not. For those who want to go all out, the "Best Dressed AMURICAN" wins...
  • They got that A1 Yolla
    For Boom Boom Bagels on May 27, 2016
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    jginsh
    Joined Aug 18, 2009
    Is American
    Posted 14 Reviews
    Boom Boom Bagels. Stay golden. I imagine boom boom bagels was conceived the same way that Key & Peel conceived of Gremlins 2. "Aight yall, what do upwardly mobile panasians, and white gurls like in 2016? Go! Cocktails! Bagels! Bagels w/lots of stuff on them! Reasonably priced avocado toppings! Coffee Drinks !! Booze !!! COFFEE DRINKS W/BOOZE. And like Gremlins 2 they didn't fumble the delivery, and a legend was born.

    Boom Boom is my go to breakfast when I am in the FO.FREN.NOHUAI neighborhood (that shit's trademarked like my name on yo baby's momma's neck. It's real good.

    Their menu is pretty diverse for a bagel spot and I see people enjoying those other offerings like salads and bowls on instagram straight flexing. It's not my thing but they look good AF.

    I usual fucks with their Ice Coffee drinks of which I can tell you their house ice coffee is the truth. Ice Brewed Coffee, Whole Milk and SUGAR. FUCK THAT 90 MINUTES YOU JUST DID AT TAEBO, drink that drink. So good.

    Food. I rock out like bagel purest G I was born to be. Salt Bagel, not toasted, chive cream cheese. This is all you need in your life, it's dangerous and unhealthy, but makes you feel so alive and secure all at the same time. Just like that beautiful man Damone you met in the summer of 98. That love was real. They also have bagel sandwiches that look pretty good but I have yet to try because I keeps it 100.

    Atmosphere. Classy AF
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    No ratio Nelson
    Joined Aug 19, 2015
    Is British
    Posted 19 Reviews
    The girlfriend had a strop when I gave her an apple for breakfast, things got worse when we had a worker turn up to repair the roof that had just been obliterated in a storm and his feet smelt like a geriatric pig had contracted necrotising fasciitis of the hoof.

    I'd never seen someone eat an apple grumpily before, and I wasn't going to hang around for obligatory kicking. So off we went to Boom Boom Bagel.

    Tiny space, indoor/outdoor concertina window counter thing going on, great shopfit, order at the counter. Simple enough. The bagel options are all on their website, and not really geared to breakfast, I wasn't really up for spicy chicken in the morning, so we both had an eggy, mozzarelley, avocado mash up thing, and a double espresso.

    Coffee superb, bagel itself perfectly chewy and dense, fillings huge, and when drizzled with the green salsa on the tabletops utterly delicious. Be warned there's a little jaw dislocation risk because of the size of these things, and in the week you'll be sharing the space with a bunch of junior creatives from the WPP/Ogilvy stable in skinny jeans wondering why they said "yes" to that posting when Jim from HR suggested it back in NY/London. So if your name is Rick, you are from Michigan, you're in automotive, you like drinking in pubs where there's a big sign of a dromedary in shades above the door and the punters are watching the Dakkar rally from 2011, this place is not for you.

    For the rest of us, this place is solid, and for what it's worth the service has always been shy and hesitant but sweetly efficient, we'll keep coming back.
    Worth It: If you haven't been to Boom Boom, Go, Go!
    For Boom Boom Bagels on October 22, 2015
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    sethharvey7
    Joined Jun 21, 2015
    Is American
    Posted 8 Reviews
    First time going to Boom Boom, and I was grumpy, hungry, and severely hung-over.

    1. Food was excellent
    2. Décor was top-notch
    3. I couldn't believe the quality of service

    Space is limited, so during peak times you may have a different experience, but I go a great 'everything' bagel with chive cream cheese for 20rmb.

    Also had the Greenline bagel sandwich: chicken, mozzarella, avocado, and bbq slaw. Pretty good, but it sounded better than it tasted. (55rmb)

    It's only an 8min walk from Changshu Station if you take exit 8, and its 100% worth going if you like good food. Not super speedy on getting the food out, but when it did come out my bagel was nice and warm.

    The only bad thing I can say is that it is too far away from me! Why can't there be as many Boom Boom Bagel's as Lianjia's?
    Boom Boom Bust
    For Boom Boom Bagels on August 24, 2015
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    pmakmi
    Joined Jun 18, 2011
    Is German
    Posted 2 Reviews
    Boom Boom... sigh. I used to be a big supporter, but recently things have been going rapidly downhill. Allow me to outline why in 3 very distinct points:

    Point A: Everyone seems to love their bagel sandwiches, which is great and fair enough; their fillings are fresh and plentiful.

    (Side note: Fully loaded bagel sandwiches are hilariously messy and will end up all over your face like its their manifest destiny. Don't go here on a date unless you're cool with avocado up your nose and pulled pork on your S.O.'s forehead.)

    However, consistency and timeliness are not Boom Boom's forte. I've had a few bagels with a paltry amount of schmear, that took a solid 10-15 minutes to prepare. A friend brought the cream cheese issue up on Facebook, and management did a good job of addressing it, but come on - when bread and the proverbial butter are literally your business, there's not much room to only get it half right.

    Point B: On the plus side, the coffee is great; I've been a fan of Sumerian for years and it's one of my favourites in town. But the beer... oh the beer.

    One thing Boom Boom has nailed is its location, which means they're pretty popular with the after work boozing crowd. But that also means they're busy because of proximity - not quality. Recently they got rid of their happy hour on beers that actually have any flavour, and instead introduced 2 Asahis for 30rmb.

    Asahi: The Bud Light of Shanghai.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but most self-respecting, working-class adults aren't looking to start slamming Buds at 6pm on a Tuesday. Not sure why they couldn't have also kept the regular happy hour in addition.

    Either way, the timeliness problem is still a problem. Last time I was there (6:30pm on a Friday) I waited 20 minutes for my very unremarkable pisswater. Upon arrival, it was neither cold nor fresh. It felt - and tasted - like I was back in college, but not in the fun way.

    Point C: Boom Boom no longer stocks Strictly Cookies. Bad move.

    They've gone ahead and replaced the best cookies in town with something that tastes like it came out of a Chips Ahoy Soft packet, but kept the price at a ridiculous 12rmb per cookie. At first they even tried to fancy up the chocolate chip ones by throwing some sea salt on top.

    *facepalm*

    There's no doubt in my mind this was a purely profit-oriented decision, which just screams greed over customer satisfaction.

    So in a nutshell: okay bagels, bad beer, disappointing cookies.

    That, my friends, is where I draw the line.

    The end.
    What's on the menu is not what you get...
    For Boom Boom Bagels on June 7, 2015
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    ipapoutsis
    Joined Jul 2, 2010
    Is American
    Posted 1 Reviews
    The choices for breakfast at 8:00 on a weekend are not very many... so when someone suggested trying Boom Boom, I was excited. I'm from NYC and I love bagel sandwiches.... We arrived to an empty restaurant, but there were maybe 6 employees none of whom even acknowledged us let alone offered to help us until we asked, "where do we order?"

    Ok, so first: There's nothing other than the bagel options printed on the menus. Smoothies, coffee, etc. -- you'll have to ask someone what your options are there. Annoying, but ok, not the end of the world...

    Then, you order your bagel sandwich, assuming you're going to get what the menu says, right? Not so fast... So in my party there are 5 bagel sandwiches ordered. Of these, three are wrong. My son's sandwich: a plain egg and cheese on Parmesan bagel -- they bring him an egg and someone sort of non-descript meat on a plain bagel. Next, my girlfriend's bagel which she has specially requested no cream cheese (due to an ALLERGY no less) -- it's covered in schmear. Then my bagel - I ordered the tuna and cheddar bagel (per the menu) but what comes out is tuna and cream cheese butter (gross combo, in my opinion). So when I take this one back, the lady behind the counter ARGUES with me. " ALL the sandwiches come with cream cheese." she says. "It's not suppose to have cheddar cheese it's suppose to be this cream cheese butter." Really? Consult menu. No cream cheese listed. Re-read: menu still says cheddar cheese and tuna... hmmm... "Fine, we'll re-do it."

    So the menu specifically states cream cheese on about half the bagels and half have other ingredients, but according to the lady at the counter they ALL have this cream cheese/butter combo. To describe this as 'confusing' is putting it nicely.

    Oh, and before to mention that each of the 5 bagels we ordered came out one-by-one -- so there was no eating together.

    I will say the sandwiches were really tasty once we got what we ordered (the bagels themselves were quite good). But I'm not sure how they could even function with more customers, as the staff seemed overwhelmed and untrained not know how to make a few simple bagel orders directly from their menu. The place has a lot of potential but would really benefit from the western management getting back in there, training the staff and having a presence. Otherwise, I can see this place going the way of most other Shanghai eateries -- gone before you know it....
    Booooom
    For Boom Boom Bagels on April 22, 2015
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    HelmuthG
    Joined Apr 16, 2015
    Is German
    Posted 5 Reviews
    This is really cool and really tasty. It reminds me of a visit to USA where I first tasted bagels. Crisp on the outside and soft and "goooi" (spelling?) on the inside. Great combinations of toppings. I liked the chicken one. They also do very nice coffee and cookies. The new location on Anfu Lu is not far from my office and I have noticed that it actually also is a popular place for a happy hour drink..

    If you are in the northern part of Jing An you can try the place on Shanxi Lu. They have great beer there as well. Suits a German like me very well :-)
    Worth the wait
    For Boom Boom Bagels on April 13, 2015
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    sharpieincluded
    Joined Jun 16, 2011
    Is American
    Posted 4 Reviews
    It's Monday. I am looking for something quick and delicious for lunch so I decide to walk over to Boom Boom Bagels, because nothing fixes a Monday like a bagel sandwich.

    The scene behind the counter is not total chaos but it's close. 5-6 people pushing out bagel sandwiches a little slower than might seem necessary but growing pains / Mondays / I'm going to end up with a sandwich so I don't mind waiting a bit.

    My order comes up with two other to-go orders, so everyone is getting a mystery bagel in a bag. There is a small mix up with who gets what - and before I walk out I make eye contact and confirm - this is an egg and cheese bagel. Yes? Yes.

    Trek back to the office, psyched to eat this sandwich, unwrap it and Boom. Bacon. Since I'm a vegetarian I call them up. Adam answers and offers to bring me a replacement sandwich. Excellent. Delivered with a high five. The best.

    Back to my desk. Open up the package. Bacon.
    So I contact Adam again - at this point I feel like a bit of a whiner, but I am also, like, *needing* to eat this sandwich at this point. One can only think about eating a bagel sandwich and not eat one for so long.

    Adam comes through and brings me a perfect egg and cheese bagel. Amazing.

    Also, just a note about the food itself - I'm not a big fan of cream cheese, but the butter cream cheese they are using is some kind of magical spread that just takes the sandwich to a whole new level of delicious.

    In summary - get to Boom Boom. You might have to wait a bit but it's definitely worth it, plus you might get a high five.
    Amazing Chaos
    For Boom Boom Bagels on April 5, 2015
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    handoogies
    Joined Feb 12, 2007
    Posted 11 Reviews
    Read about the new bagel place, and called ahead to confirm opening times; "We start at noon" said the man, I figured I'd show up around 11 and be one of the first to get a hot bagel. When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find 4 patrons already standing around, some already with their food. Including me made 5 customers in the entire place.

    I find my way to the counter to order, as no other instructions were given, and was met with utter chaos behind the counter. There were about 8 locals crowded behind the counter, each with seemingly overlapping duties, and each dumber than the next. What I witnessed was amazeballs even for Shanghai: one person would shout an order at someone, that person would shout back its the wrong order, a third person would shout that its for the other table, a fourth person would shout the ipad is broken, back to the first person (who has already forgot about the wrong order) now shouting about something she read on wechat. Mind you, besides myself, there was just one other customer still waiting for his food.

    "Where is your laoban?" I inquired, "Isn't this your grand opening?"

    "Oh no that was yesterday" came the reply.

    I glanced around for some resemblance of control or intelligence...I spot a white face behind the counter. He makes eye contact with defeated eyes, and says "Mate I don't even work here, just helping out"...I didn't care to inquire more. He went on to cleaning and prepping, while chastising the staff in English as they continued on a different conversation with occasional acknowledgements to the laowai that is moving things around to where they previously weren't. If I had to formulate a hypothesis on this particular situation, is that the owners had a bit too much to drink yesterday, and had a buddy in the f&b business stop in to keep an eye on the place. Hilarious.

    I ordered the smokey oakey on an everything bagel, which is supposed to be smoked chicken, ham, bacon, egg, and spiced tomato. What came had no egg, and the addition of cream cheese. But it was seriously alright effort on a bagelwich! The bagel was seasoned liberally, and had a crustier bite and a thinner construction than Spread the Bagel, which in the art of sandwich making makes it a more idea receptacle for your ingredients. I'd definitely be back to try the pulled pork bagelwich, but I would give them a few weeks to iron the kinks out.
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