[Shanghai] FUMI Coffee

FUMI Coffee Add: 215 Fu Min Road, Shanghai 富民路215号 Tel: n/a Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm Price: [coffee] RMB25-42; [cake] RMB35 Visited: March 2016 Will return: Definitely FUMI is a brand new café on Fu Min road. It opened its doors less than a week ago and is still in soft opening. I visited during its first weekend and was…

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[Shanghai] Sumerian Specialty Coffee

Sumerian Specialty Coffee Add: 415 North Shan Xi Road, Shanghai 陕西北路415号 Tel: +86 135 6475 5689 Website: sumeriancoffee.com Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am-7:00pm Price: [coffee] RMB24-48; [bagelwich] RMB40-65 Visited: February 2016 Will return: Definitely! Sumerian is a specialty coffee shop on North Shan Xi Road brought to us by the same owner as Boom Boom Bagels. Sumerian offers all of…

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[Shanghai] The Commune Social

The Commune Social Add: 511 Jiang Ning Road, Shanghai 江宁路511号 Tel: +86 (21) 6047 7638 (no reservations) Website: communesocial.com Hours: [lunch] Tue-Fri 12:00pm-2:30pm; [brunch] Sat-Sun 12:00pm-3:00pm; [dinner] Tue-Sat 6:00pm-10:30pm Price: [3-course lunch set] RMB178; [à-la-carte] RMB200-300 Visited: February 2016 Will return: Definitely – See my second visit for more dishes! – Chef Jason Atherton’s Table No. 1 is one of my favorite restaurants…

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[Milan] Queen’s Chips Amsterdam

Queen’s Chips Amsterdam Add: Corso Buenos Aires, 2, 20124 Milan (also available in Rome, Florence, and many other cities in Italy) Website: queenschips.eu Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-12am Price: [small] €2,5; [large] €3,5; [jumbo] €5 Visited: January 2016 Verdict: I went back twice during my stay in Italy (probably would have gone back even more often if I wasn’t staying in tiny towns…

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[Shanghai] Chikalicious

Chikalicious Add: Shop 106, 123 Xing Ye Road, Shanghai 兴业路123弄5号,新天地新里106单元 Tel: +86 021 63339233 Hours: [1st floor à-la-carte] Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm; [2nd floor prix-fixe] Wed-Sun 2:00pm-9:00pm Price: [à-la-carte] RMB58-98; [3-course prix-fixe] RMB188+10% Visited: February 2016 Will return: When I’m in the mood for sophisticated desserts – See my second visit for more dishes! – I have long wanted to visit Chikalicious Dessert Bar in…

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[Shanghai] Light & Salt Daily

Light & Salt Daily Add: No.407 North Shan Xi Road, Shanghai 陕西北路407号 Tel: +86 021 52660930 Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-12:00am Price: [main course] RMB150-300 Visited: February 2016 Will return: Yes Light & Salt Daily offers a more casual fare than its sister, Light & Salt at Rockbund, at a somewhat friendlier price. Opened late last year, the three-story villa houses a bar and…

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[Rome] Tartufi & Friends

Tartufi & Friends Add: Via Borgognona 4E, Rome (also available in Milan and London) Tel: +39 06 6794980 Website: tartufiandfriends.it Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm Price: [main course with black truffle] €25-35; [main course with white truffle] €35-75 Visited: January 2016 Verdict: 2 words. Truffle. Heaven. We were wandering around the Spanish Steps area when we came across this charming little restaurant that…

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