Someone says that people who do not love desserts do not know the happiness of life. Actually, bread and desserts form an important part of dining especially among the westerners. You are sure to miss the delicious bread and desserts during your stay in China although the Chinese local foods are also appealing. Don't hesitate to go to the bakeries or the sweet shops.
Shanghai has numerous bakeries and dessert shops, offering various kinds of bread, desserts, cakes, chocolate, ice cream, fruits and beverages. You can have a leisurely time in these small shops with a piece of dessert; or you can ask for food deliveries.
Usually there will be discounts from 10% to 50% in these shops during afternoon and evening time because the bread and cakes are perishable. However, you'd better not have too much sweet in consideration of your health.
Recommended Sweet Shops:
Bauernstube Specialties: It is full of German countryside style and flavor. Bread is the main offer of Bauernstube. The almond croissant is especially tasty among its various kinds of bread. Chocolate muffin, cake, sausage and cheese are also available. Being inside a five-star hotel, the service of Bauernstube is attentive and the price is reasonable. Address: 2F, Sheraton Grand Shanghai Tai Ping Yang Hotel, No. 5, South Zunyi Road, Changning District (the intersection with Xingyi Road) Average cost per person: CNY 30
House of Flour Specialties: This bakery is decorated with a western style. Blueberry cheese cake is its triumph card. Chocolate mousse and Tiramisu here are also recommended. Address: 105, 1F, Shanghai Legend, No. 635, Bibo Road, Pudong New Area (beside Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park Metro Station) Average cost per person: CNY 50
C by House of Flour Specialties: It is a branch store of House of Flour. With its focus on C Cakes and chocolate, this small bakery gains great popularity. Address: No. 1228, West Beijing Road, Jing'an District (near Xikang Road) Average cost per person: CNY 40
Grand Hyatt Bakery Specialties: This bakery inside a five-star hotel only sells takeaway cakes and desserts. The delicious cakes here are made of quality material. Tiramisu and cheese cake are recommended. Address: 1F, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, No. 88, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area Average cost per person: CNY 100
Cabler Specialties: The decoration of Cabler is bold, delicate and fashionable. So are the appearances of its desserts. Mango mousse, mango cheese, chocolate banana mousse, Tiramisu and maple sugar pudding are worth trying. Address: No. 422, Dagu Road, Jing'an District (near North Chengdu Road) Average cost per person: CNY 30
Ruby Specialties: This is an old bakery in Shanghai. The milk cake here is terrific and the chestnut cake is also good. Average cost per person: CNY 15 Changshou Branch: No. 449, South Wuning Road, Jing'an District (near Changshou Road) Ruijin Branch: No. 151, Ruijin 1st Road, Luwan District (near Changle Road) Shimen Branch: No. 366, Shimen 1st Road, Jing'an District (near Wujiang Road) Hankou Branch: No. 613, Hankou Road, Huangpu District (near Middle Zhejiang Road)
Ichido Specialties: The exquisite bread and desserts of Ichido are appealing and appetitive. The garlic bread, sandwiches, puffs, milk bean curd and the seasonal tea bean curd are worth trying. Average cost per person: CNY 25 Nandan Branch: 1-2, Room 02, 1F, No. 363, Tianyaoqiao Road, Xuhui District (beside Ascendas Plaza) Pacific Branch: B2F, Pacific Department Store, No. 333, Middle Huaihai Road, Luwan District (near Madang Road) Changning Branch: B2F, Paris Spring Department Store, No. 823, Changning Road, Changning District (near Dingxi Road) Super Brand Mall Branch: 2F, Super Brand Mall, No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area (near West Yincheng Road)
Lillian Cake Shop Specialties: This shop is famous for its sweet custard tart. The cheese cake, cheese custard tart and the milk tea here are also good. Average cost per person: CNY 10 Hongkou General Shop: inside Paris Spring Department Store, No. 1688, North Sichuan Road, Hongkou District Anshan Branch: No. 40, Anshan Road, Yangpu District (near Benxi Road) West Nanjing Road Branch: No. 988, West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District (near North Maoming Road)
DQ (Dairy Queen) Specialties: DQ has multifarious ice cream. The most popular is the Snowstorm Series. Average cost per person: CNY 20 Super Brand Mall Branch: 8B-09, 8F, Super Brand Mall, No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area Daning Branch: inside Daning International Commercial Plaza, No. 1978, Gonghe Xin Road, Zhabei District Metro City Branch: Unit 23, 1F, Metro City, No. 1111, Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District (near Tianyaoqiao Road)
Man's Sweet pecialties: This eatery serves authentic Hong Kong sweets. The various sweets look dainty and taste clear. Mango pancake, civet durian pancake, sesame and walnut syrup, and chilled sago cream with mango and pomelo (Yang Zhi Gan Lu) are highly recommended. Average cost per person: CNY 30 Jing'an Tempe Branch: No. 72, Wanhangdu Road, Jing'an District (near West Beijing Road) Super Brand Mall Branch: 5F, Super Brand Mall, No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area
Cheeze & Fizz Specialties: It is an authentic French cheese eatery. Here you can foretaste various handmade cheeses. And the servers will make good recommendations for you. While having cheeses, you can also enjoy the mellow wine, champagne and whiskey from France, Italy, America and South Africa. Address: Unit 101, No. 119, Madang Road, Huangpu District (North Block of Xin Tian Di) Average cost per person: CNY 140
Häagen-Dazs Specialties: Häagen-Dazs is famous for its ice cream, including rum ice cream, tea ice cream, walnut ice cream, Monte Carlo, Deep Forest and ice cream hot pot. All of its branches have comfortable environment. The branch at the Riverside Garden has outdoor seats, which serves good place to see the Huangpu River and the Bund. Average cost per person: CNY 70
Riverside Garden Branch: inside Riverside Garden, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area Ganghui Branch: 157-160, the inside street of Ganghui Plaza, No. 1, Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District Raffles City Branch: Room 119, Raffles City, No. 268, Middle Xizang Road, Huangpu District Jiuguang Branch: 2F, Jiuguang City Plaza, No. 1618, West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District