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Hey guys, it’s been a few weeks since we announced our blog, so we thought we’d give a writeup on our recent favorites!
Recently we’ve made a lot of trips to the Chifeng Street area, between the Zhongshan and Shuanglian MRT stations. This area is a nice contrast to the neighboring Zhongshan North Road area (the alleys around the SPOT film house) – whereas Zhongshan North Road features tidy rows of large, flashy cafes and hair salons, the Chifeng Street area is a mess of auto shops and hardware stores, with tiny hipster cafes and shops hidden in between. Our favorite in this area is Migo’s Cakes for their excellent chiffon cakes and milk teas, while the minimalist cafe iki is a hot newcomer to the area. For good (not great) food, check out Solo Pizza Napoletana for Neapolitan-style pizza and Gung Lok Union Grocery for an interesting mix of hipster cafe and Hong Kong bing sutt.
Another up-and-coming cafe district is in the alleys off Songjiang North Road near Xingtian Temple station – there are four or five cafes just on Lane 204 alone. Among them are the excellent Egg Host, which seems to be teeming with Instagrammers (guess that includes us!), and Refill the Love. Nearby Wood White is very nice as well.
For fans of French-style desserts (or perhaps it should be Japanese versions of French-style desserts), we recently ran across two unexpected gems, Zenzoo Patisserie near Zhongshan and Le Bleu Ballon Patisserie near Jiantan (albeit a bit out of the way).
As for actual food, here are a few standout restaurants we enjoyed recently:
Eddy’s Cantina in Tianmu has long been a favorite for Mexican food. This time we treid their second location, which we enjoyed being bigger and easier to access – guess we’re getting old!
Xiang Xiang near Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall is quickly becoming one of our favorite beef noodle restaurants.
La Mole between Xingtian Temple and Zhongshan Jr High stations has authentic northern Italian dishes at a midrange price.
Peacock Bistro on Dihua Street is one of the best at the Western/Taiwanese fusion trend, with a unique setting to boot.
Hope you find something you’re interested in – we’ll try to make these posts a regular thing going forward!