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    • ADDRESS:
      Tianzifang,
      room 5, lane 7, 210 Taikang Lu,
      near Sinan Lu
      田子坊泰康路210弄7号5室, 近思南路
    • PHONE:
      6473 8092
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Huangpu
    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Dapu Bridge
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 9am-1am
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
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    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Although difficult for the uninitiated to find among the back alley lanes of Taikang Lu, Kommune is worth searching out for not only its simple, yet tasty food and drinks, but also for its unique setting at the epicenter of Shanghai's creative quarter. Outdoor seating is usually overflowing with artsy locals and hipster expats, but don't forget to check out the ample indoor and back courtyard space for a free table. The occasional summer BBQ and weekend brunch are an added bonus.
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    • Wine Democracy

      On the last Thursday of each month, Kommune has a wine tasting event with their suppliers. Attendees get to taste wines and choose Kommune's next house wines. Price is 50rmb per person. Goes from 7.30-9.30pm. RSVP is recommended, which...
      Dining | Kommune | Thursdays
    • Beer Democracy

      Kommune has a monthly beer gathering where attendees can try out beer from indie breweries and vote for the month's happy hour beer. Pretty nice idea. Seats are limited and it's recommended that you RSVP at info@kommune.me. Happens the...
      Nightlife | Kommune | Thursdays

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • 2016-02-02 Finished

      Happy Hour

      This Tianzifang bar has been around forever, and now they've got a happy hour. Every day from 5-8pm, they do half price on standard cocktails, house spirits, house wine, and sparkling wine. They also do beer buckets (4x Qingdao for...
      Nightlife | Kommune | daily
    • 2016-03-17 Finished

      St. Patrick's Dinner

      Kommune does a St. Patrick's Day dinner for 98rmb per person or 188rmb for two with a three course dinner and a Tsingtao beer or a glass of wine. To RSVP, contact 136 5187 6447. Reservations must be made before 12pm on March 16.
      Dining | Kommune | on Thu Mar 17, 2016
    • 2016-02-14 Finished

      Valentine's Day Meal

      Over in Tianzifang, Kommune has a Valentine's Day couple's menu with three courses and two glasses of wine for 198rmb. That might be the best value you'll find for this year's Valentine's Day. The menu is available for both lunch and...
      Dining | Kommune | on Sun Feb 14, 2016
    • 2010-06-01 Finished

      Big Daddy Breakfast

      Taikang Lu veteran Kommune harnesses the workers for a big, big, big all-day breakfast in their courtyard. For 98rmb, it's bacon, eggs, toast, tomato, mushrooms, baked beans, sausage, juice, coffee, and unlimited faux-bohemian watching....
      Dining | Kommune | Every Sat, Sun
    • 2012-04-14 Finished

      Weekend Brunch

      Kommune was the first cafe on touristy Taikang Lu, and is usually overflowing with artsy locals and hipster expats, but it has still kept this cozy, relaxed atmosphere that tempts you to laze around all day. It's brunch time all day long...
      Dining | Kommune | Every Sat, Sun
  • Brunch Hunt
    For Kommune on December 8, 2015
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    scrapeyourknee
    Joined Mar 3, 2014
    Is American
    Posted 6 Reviews
    After reading a good review about Al's Diner lemon ricotta pancakes my friend and I headed there intending to have brunch; however upon reading their menu we didn't see any listings for vegetarian egg dishes as we had wanted to share an omelette and the pancakes, as you really need a cheesy egg meal with bread to properly soak up a hangover. After reading the menu though we realized we would be limited to only super sweet pancakes or french toast options as everything else on the menu was pretty meat heavy. Plus we were really craving a proper spicy Bloody Mary to really take the edge off, and allow us to enjoy the beautiful day. I had remembered having a great bloody Mary at Kommune back in August so with pounding heads we made our way through the weekend crowds of Tianzifang to get our fix.

    It was a good day to sit outside and the waiter/manager maybe? made sure to turn on a heat lamp and move it directly next to us which was much appreciated. We ordered two large bloody marys asking for them to be extra spicy. We were not disappointed. Honestly I think they have the best Bloody Mary I have had since I moved to China; including the ones I've made in my apartment. The tomato juice is not sweet in the slightest; which is my biggest gripe with any tomato drink/dish here in Shanghai. And Hallelujah, they actually listen when you say 'extra spicy'. The large size is probably a pint worth in a tall mason jar. The accoutrements were nothing special just a celery stick and some lemon, could definitely have been improved with some olives, but I'm more about the drink anyways so I didn't mind. The vodka to juice ratio was on point. My friend and I both had a strong buzz afterwards. On to the brunch-- for meat eaters it looks like they have the breakfast of all breakfasts as the table next to us recieved a veritable butchers block of eggs, sausages, potatos, bread and bacon and other stuff the plate was the size of the table. I was pretty disappointed to not see an omelette on their menu anymore. I probably could have asked for them to make one but was intrigued by their veggie burger. Their shakshouka sounded really good but it was made with chorizo, so we didn't order. The veggie burger was awesome. It was the perfect patty made with a mixture of falafel and beans and it was moist and topped with a perfect aoili and cheese. My friend and I were both really impressed by the veggie burgers especially as we had just had one from Happy Buddha that was a joke --but also for a separate review. The only complaint I have is that served with the Veggie Burger at Kommune was the biggest joke of a side. I honestly felt insulted and would have rather just gotten a burger sans side or a pickle or a bullshit salad, anything other than this. They served the burger with a version of papadum--which lets be real is bullshit even at an Indian restuarant let alone served as an afterthought with a thimble of some lame bland chutney as a side for a veggie burger. For a 78 kuai burger they could have included some crisps or real chips. The service was great though the foreign waiter was joking and very attentive and even offered us early happy hour pricing on our next bloody mary, but we were too buzzed from the first one to take advantage.

    All in all for two veggie burgers, two tall bloody marys and an espresso I think we spent almost 400 kuai which isnt cheap, but to have a satisfying burger and a proper buzz AND most importantly great service in Shanghai during Sunday brunch time is a success. Will return but next time maybe just for the bloody marys during their happy hour time.
    Good food, good cocktails, great atmosphere
    For Kommune on April 3, 2014
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    cyoung
    Joined Mar 21, 2014
    Is British
    Posted 2 Reviews
    Kommune had been recommended to me by friends as a good spot to go for weekend brunch but ended up in the area on a Tuesday and thought I'd give it a try and what a nice surprise!

    The courtyard area was busy with good music playing, heaters on and blankets offered when it got a bit chilly later on. The cocktails were a little pricey but luckily we arrived during happy hour and the tapas style food was very tasty; a mix of different cuisines in small portions ideal for sharing. I particularly enjoyed the sliders and the meatballs, and, of course, a very large mojito!

    Definitely going this weekend to try the famous brunch, let's hope the sun is shining...
    Thumbs Down Service
    For Kommune on March 10, 2014
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    danirlopez
    Joined Feb 4, 2011
    Is American
    Posted 8 Reviews
    The saving grace of this place is that the food is still great for a hangover. The fresh air, the greasy eggs and oversized coffees really do wonders for a serious hangover. The people watching is good fun too. However, the service is bad. We're talking two, TWO separate messed-up orders and a server with the gall to argue with us. We're a table of seven and we only ordered three different dishes. The Big Daddy is referred to in the table menu as a "Weekend Fry Up" which must have confused our waiter since he brought us the wrong dish. Ain't no one ordering the smaller "Classic" on the weekends, Come'n! Anyway, we told the server our order was wrong, he rolled his eyes and argued with us then said we could wait another 25 minutes if we wanted the right dish. Zero marks for hospitality. Also, a friend ordered a shashouska (??) and it tasted like chili with overly cooked eggs so save yourself the trouble and just get the "Weekend Fry Up Big Daddy". That is all.
    What has happened to this place??????
    For Kommune on February 11, 2014
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    Kommunest
    Joined Sep 9, 2009
    Is Chinese
    Posted 2 Reviews
    Having once been a regular at Kommune, my recent experience shows that this place has become a bit of a joke.

    The food. Tired, extremely overpriced, lacking in flavour and imagination, did i mention extremely overpriced?

    The coffee. This was the reason I initially ventured to this place. used to be worthwhile if not a little expensive. NOW. It is the epitome of Shanghai coffee..... flavourless, weak, and (again) way overpriced. Thetcoffee is pathetic. Rivaling starbucks in its enemic taste...

    Service. Once again, used to be helpful and intelligent. NOW, just the usual clueless service. Facile and unhelpful.

    Kommune is NOT worth a visit any more. It's just another worthless tourist trap.

    If you have difficulty finding this place, don't worry... you missed nothing..
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