[Shanghai] Grains

Grains Add: 202 Wu Kang Road, Shanghai 武康路202号 Tel: n/a Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00am-6:00pm, Fri-Sun 8:00am-7:00pm Price: [coffee] RMB25-50; [pastry] RMB12-35 Visited: February 2016 Will return: Yes Since Farine was experiencing some problems with their espresso machine and I didn’t get the latte I was looking forward to, I went down the street to Grains, a relatively new café by…

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[Shanghai] Farine

Farine Add: 1/F Ferguson Lane, 378 Wu Kang Road, Shanghai 武康路378号,武康庭1楼 Tel: n/a Website: farine-bakery.com Hours: Mon-Thur 7:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Sun 7:00am-10:00pm Price: [pastry] RMB20-45; [viennoiserie] RMB14-20; [coffee] RMB30-40 Visited: February 2016 Will return: Yes Unless you go early in the morning or late in the evening, there is guaranteed to be a line outside Farine, the famed French bakery on…

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[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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