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Former French Concession
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No.1250 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 5404 7770
10:30 - 23:30
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Shanghai Region, China
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361 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I came for brunch and had the pesto pasta with chicken. The portion is quite big, good for sharing. The pesto sauce was so creamy and delicious with big chunks of juicy chicken. I loved it! I had the Coco-tology classic hot chocolate which was very good (thick and not too sweet)! Perfect brunch! I will definitely visit again! Can't... More 

Thank wandering_dive_geek
Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Cordon blue for plain lunch! (Can be dry sometimes, I guess it depends on the chicken and the cooker's art to soften it). Also, Brunch from 10:30 till 3:30 pm... try those Benedict's with Hollandaise sauce. Complete menu of exquisite chocolate desserts! Go with a group, order different options & share the calories! At least it reduces the guilt feeling!... More 

Thank ibarbaradiaz
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The decor is good and the cakes served are delicious and well made. Sufficient staff on duty to help you right away when you need. Hidden in an ally it is bigger than you might expect. The air condition might be a bit strong and the pricing higher than average but you can find something special on the menu for... More 

Thank Dutchtraveller007
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for 5 years now since I first moved to Shanghai and the chocolate desserts have always been amazing. Today I treated myself to their warm chocolate liqueur as well 60% chocolate melted in a liqueur :) I recommend the envy chocolate mousse but you do have to like chocolate so maybe better to share Don't... More 

Thank Jim S
Shanghai, China
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We've been there for a couple of time and they have never failed to impress. The chocolate here is amazing! It doesn't matter what dessert you choose, you can't go wrong. We have never tried their food so far, but we are going back for brunch next week. Fingers crossed! The service was good, the place is nice and their... More 

Thank Laura C
Paris, France
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

This is definitely one of my favorite dessert place in shanghai. They got a very nice selection of chocolate and tiramisu. The pasta and pizza are amazing too...

1 Thank quinn a
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous upside down cake! Must try!!! The place is a really cosy place and can eat nice Italian food and enjoy friendly atmosphere with family & friends.

1 Thank Shabs25
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We were at the end of 14 days all across China, with Chinese meals for lunch and dinner. We were definitely ready for something different and while walking saw this place. First, it had a fabulous wine cabinet with well-priced Chilean and Australian options. You will appreciate this very much if you have suffered through some Great Wall Chinese wine!... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Ate for lunch on a Sunday and the spicy pizza which had jelapenos, chicken, cheese spices and tomatoe was really good. Cool place to hangout for ex pats also going by the clientele. Fair wine list and Belgium beer to enjoy.

1 Thank Murdy31073
Shanghai, China
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I went because my kids had been there with friends. They said everything chocolate was good. And it really was! I had chocolate blended drink, the kids had the ice chocolate. The cheese cake and chocolate moose were awesome. I was also really impressed with the pizza. One of the better pizzas I had in Shanghai. Actually reminded me of... More 

2 Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cafe, Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.1250 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5404 7770

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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