Popular Italian café and bistro comes up trumps with a super-thick, tasty hot chocolate for ¥30. Best drunk on an empty stomach. Prepare for a sugar rush.
835 Huaihai Lu, near Maoming Lu, 5466 1765
Kakaw’s gorgeous offering is a mix of three Belgian...
1. Rosa Gallica
This attractive florist shop in the Ferguson Lane complex sells fresh blooms as well as house plants and floral paraphernalia.
Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
2. Caojiadu Flower Market
Tucked away between high rises, this sprawling flower market stocks every imaginable...
1. See Shanghai in Miniature @ Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
If you still haven’t made it to this museum, set aside your next rainy day for a trip. It’s located inside the weird white up-ended spaceship in People’s Park, and is most famous for its amazing scale model of Shanghai...
1. Chung Hwa Pencils: Every kid who has sat the gaokao knows about these pencils. Green and sleek, with a 2B lead for best performance, they are a snip at 1 RMB each. The pencils are made by the China First Pencil Company Ltd., which was indeed China’s first pencil company when it was started...
1. Yao Chen
Find out what happens in the daily life of a Chinese actress. Yao Chen might not be the most famous, but Weibo loves her. She was the first user to top 1 million followers in February 2010.
2. Wang Jiayun
This college student from Shenzhen garnered fame with her endless...
Every city has a set of bars that define its scene. For us, these are the bars that have defined Shanghai nightlife. If you have never been to them, get on it.
Bar Rouge Shanghai
Shanghai's most iconic nightlife venue, Bar Rouge offers a chi-chi atmosphere (i.e. beaucoup French...
1. Anna Maya
This cute cafe on Taojiang Lu serves a great selection of vegetarian and vegan food in a retro setting.
The newest kid on the block, Kush is a tiny space with a strong sustainable focus, serving tasty Western and Asian dishes.
3. Godly Vegetarian
If you're a veggie in...
Mr Pancake House
Mr Pancake House's pancakes
But of course. The eponymous pancakes at this cute Jing'an cafe are second to none. They come with most breakfast and lunch sets, but take a solo portion for maximum satisfaction.
Treat yourself to a batch of posh...
This new sushi place on Yanping Lu serves sustainably sourced fish inside imaginative maki rolls.
Vegetarian restaurant Kush Shanghai
Right next door to Sushi Abuse is Kush - an organic vegetarian restaurant serving super-healthy stuff like tofu burgers and veggie spring rolls....
What is it: Three parts vodka, one part lemon juice and six parts tomato juice (plus all the tangy Tabasco, horseradish and pepper you can handle).
Where is it from: The Bloody Mary's origins are blurry (kinda like last night). The cocktail could be named after England's Queen Mary 1st, a...