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Shanghai's Best Places for Brunch

Shanghai’s love affair with brunch shows no signs of ending. Here are ten of the city’s best:

By Susie Gordon | Feb 26, 2011

  • Shanghai's Best Places for Brunch
    Cantina's brunch tacos

KEBABS ON THE GRILLE

This all-you-can-eat buffet of curries, tandoori meats, biryani, naan, and desserts happens every Sunday down at the Cool Docks, with unlimited beer, house wine, and soft drinks - all for 140rmb. Sat – Sun 11.30am-4pm.

The Cool Docks, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu, 6152 6567
中山南路505号, 近复兴东路

ENOTERRA (Taicang Lu)

Enoterra’s French-style weekend brunch includes Gallic delights like salmon tartare, quiche, cheese, cured meats, soft boiled eggs, bread, croissants and yogurt, with grape juice to wash it all down (¥130). Top it up with Fine de Claire oysters for ¥30 each. Sat – Sun 11am-4pm.

58 Taicang Lu, near Jinan Lu, 5306 3400
太仓路58号, 近济南路

T8

This high-end brunch at Xintiandi’s T8 is 258 for two courses, 328 for three courses, and 498 for four, with a glass of Champagne and coffee or tea. Add 298 kuai extra for free flow. Saturdays and Sundays 11.30am - 4.00pm.

Xintiandi North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu, 6355 8999
太仓路181号, 新天地北里, 近马当路

VUE

Vue has a great view of Shanghai

Vue Shanghai

At ¥588 plus 15% service, this one rings in as Shanghai's most expensive brunch. Enjoy a classic view of Shanghai as you sip Perrier-Jouët and choose from an array of international food stations. Sat – Sun 11.30am-3pm.

30/F, Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu, 6393 1234 ext 6328
黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店30楼 近武昌路

COTTON'S

Get two mimosas or two Carlsberg drafts and one brunch dish from Cotton’s menu all for ¥99 (¥75 with coffee or tea instead). Sat - Sun 11am-4pm.

294 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu, 6282 6897
新华路294号, 近定西路

DAKOTA

New York meets France at this newish bistro. The brunch menu includes fusion fare like Crab Benedict, croque madame, apple crepes, brioche French toast, and Belgian waffles. Sat – Sun 10am-5pm.

9 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu, 5403 8906
东湖路39号, 近新乐路

NEPALI KITCHEN

One of the tastiest Indian brunches in Shanghai is also one of the most reasonably prices. ¥55 gets you a vegetarian set (two curries, rice, lentil soup, dessert, coffee or tea), while the meat version goes for ¥70. Sat – Sun 11am-2pm.

819 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu, 5404 6281
巨鹿路819号, 近富民路

CANTINA AGAVE

Cantina Agave's brunch tacos

Cantina Agave's brunch tacos

While you feast on Cantina’s Mexican brunch dishes, enjoy unlimited house margaritas for ¥95. Sat – Sun 11am-3pm.

A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu, 6170 1310
富民路291号, 近长乐路

KABB

American brunch standards, and a DIY “Bloody Mary Kit”: 3oz of vodka, and shotglasses of salt, pepper, Tabasco, Worcestershire, sauce, and horseradish. Includes a coffee, tea, or soft drink. Sat – Sun 7am-4pm.

Unit 1, Xintiandi North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu, 3307 0798.
太仓路181号,新天地北里, 近马当路

MAYA

This popular Mexican restaurant does a special weekend "Huevos" brunch, with eight variations on the humble egg. Sat - Sun 11am-5pm.

2/F, Grand Plaza Club House, 568 Julu Lu, near Shanxi Lu, 6289 6889
巨鹿路568弄 四方新城俱乐部2楼, 近陕西南路

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