This is my third time in shanghai, and its a short trip. I've already been to most common attractions previously. This time I wanted to explore the more trending parts of Shanghai.
For coffee and high quality pastries and bread.
78 Wukang Rd
Monday/Sunday, 7AM - 10PM
I've had their coffee before at Xin Tian Di, when they were just a hole in the a wall coffee stop. Now they've got multiple outlets. But this is their most photogenic, with beautiful tiles and natural light.
Room 101, 433 Yuyuan Lu
Daily, 8.30AM - 10PM
This area is not as popular as the previous two. It's around a construction site, where there is a long wall of continuous graffiti. It's nice to see the visual culture of street art in Shanghai. By the end of the wall, there's a little cluster of art galleries to check out.
50 Moganshan Road
This is a cool hole in the wall ice cream joint. I had the intention to try their ice cream, but when I walked passed at 10.30am, the queue was 15 people long. That's 30mins before their opening. I decided that it wasn't worth the wait.
202 Wukang Lu
Daily, 11AM - 7PM
Metro City Mall
This is the nearest mall from where I was staying. It's a pretty substantial mall with a lot of food choices. I'll come here for two things, Bake and Grilled Steak. There are long lines for Bake's Cheese Tart in Singapore, but not here. Peter's Gourmet is where you choose your steak and they grill it infront of you. It is then cut, seasoned and served in a paper boat. Probably one of the best steaks I've had. It's cheap too!
1111 Zhaojiabang Lu
This is a Hong Kong style "Cha Chan Tang", and it feels like I've been teleported. The interior was spot on, and the waiters were wearing the HK's lab coat style uniform. They had every typical HK dish in the menu. The egg tarts are really good here, also the chicken wings. What's a HK CCT without a ice cold Yuen Yang (Part Tea, Part Cofee).
30 Sinan Rd, Huangpu
Daily, 11AM - 1.30AM