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  • RAC (Anfu Lu)

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      Bldg 14, 332 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu
      安福路322号14幢, 近武康路
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      136 3659 5172

    Wanghong crepe and galette place by day, wine purveyor by night, RAC has seen constant lines since it opened. Their courtyard is secluded from the main road, and it's great in the evenings for casual gatherings or outdoorsy dates. They are insanely popular,... Read more

  • Head in the Clouds

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      217 Zhenning Lu, near Dong Zhu'anbang Lu
      镇宁路217号, 近东诸安浜路
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      3353 1773

    Head in the Clouds is an all-day brunch cafe and bistro in the space formerly housing Fennel Lounge. The menu features typical brunch fare like eggs Benedict and hearty burgers, while the evening bistro menu showcases more refined appetizers and entrees. Read more

  • O'Mills

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      110 Yongjia Lu, near Jiashan Lu
      永嘉路110号, 近嘉善路
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      6209 2952

    Bakery, cafe and quasi-restaurant using quality ingredients. The sour dough olive bread comes highly recommended. It gets absolutely packed during lunch time, and they don't take reservations. Try towards the evening instead. Read more

  • Moka Bros (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

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      1/F, 108 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Xinle Lu
      襄阳北路108号1楼, 近新乐路
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      3669 6080

    Straight outta Sanlitun Beijing, Moka Bros is a well-honed, market-tested power (and poke and smoothie) bowls, wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, juices, coffee, wine, breakfast, brunch place, with a clear identity and personality, great design, consistent service, and... Read more

  • RAC II (Shaanxi Nan Lu)

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      55 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      陕西南路55号, 近淮海中路
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      136 5163 3972

    Second branch of the popular creperie and wine bar on Anfu Lu, tucked into a leafy, renovated lanehouse. Downstairs is more of a coffee bar. Sit-down seating is upstairs. Unlike the other one, there's no outdoor seating here, except a couple counter seats on the... Read more

  • GREEN & SAFE (Xuhui)

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      6 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      东平路6号, 近衡山路
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      5465 1288

    Green & Safe is a chain of specialty grocers and restaurants by the same folks who own organic hotpot chain Qimin. The retail side of the operation sells produce and meats grown and raised at the company's organic farm in nearby Kunshan as well as specialty items... 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

  • 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
    • Phone
      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

  • A.E. Kitchen (Yuyuan Lu)

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      491 Yuyuan Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
      愚园路491号, 近乌鲁木齐北路
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      6241 3233

    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. Although on the small side,... 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
    • Phone
      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

  • Diner (Wuyuan Lu)

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      145 Wuyuan Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu
      五原路145号, 近乌鲁木齐中路
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      6416 1678

    Diner serves "nü diner" food — contemporary revisions of classic American fat-ass cuisine. All given that contemporary twist with things like chipotle aoili, cured lemon aoili, caramelized onion, candied chili, brandy gravy, blueberry compote, hazelnut butter,... 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

  • Melbourne

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      83 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu
      富民路83号, 近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      139 1756 0093

    An Australian outfit functioning as restaurant/cafe/bar/brunch spot that offers a New Zealand venison burger, Tasmanian pork ribs, and Australian coffee and beer on tap. Read more

  • Mr Pancake House (Meiyuan Lu)

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      1/F, 277 Meiyuan Road, near Gonghe Lu
      梅园路277号1楼, 近共和路
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      5299 3592

    The Mr. Pancake House chain has remained in business since around 2008 because they open early and serve cheap, mediocre American diner style breakfast and weak, bottomless coffee all day. It's a sub-Denny's kinda place where people take their one-night-stands or... 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

  • Grain

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      678 Changle Lu, near Fumin Lu
      长乐路678号, 近富民路
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      136 5182 6497

    Convenient jianbing shop on the border between Jing'an and Xuhui. Has a slightly more sanitized vibe than some of your roadside jianbing spots, although you pay a little more for the privilege. Grain is a safe option if you've wanted to try jianbing for a while but... Read more

  • Mr Pancake House (Huichuan Lu)

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      1/F, 168 Huichuan Lu, near Changning Lu
      汇川路168号1层, 近长宁路
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      5295 7321

    The Mr. Pancake House chain has remained in business since around 2008 because they open early and serve cheap, mediocre American diner style breakfast and weak, bottomless coffee all day. It's a sub-Denny's kinda place where people take their one-night-stands or... Read more

  • Egg Bomb

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      1 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Liulin Lu
      淮海中路1号, 近柳林路
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      152 1681 8761

    A small, welcoming wanghong shop dedicated to scrambled egg breakfast sandwiches made with toasted brioche. Unlike most wanghong spots, this one is actually good. They have nine different fillings from 23rmb to 47rmb. A small number of coffee drinks and milk... Read more

  • Element Fresh Vintage (Xintiandi)

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      North Block Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181号新天地北里, 近马当路
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      6326 0950

    This is a slightly more upscale version of the popular fresh, healthy sandwiches, juices and sets chain. The menu is the same but they also have a seasonal menu that changes monthly offering three-course meals paired with wine and a couple of high-end a la carte... Read more

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