Category: Shanghai

Nine Thirty by Awfully Chocolate

K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu

Shanghai, China


Awfully Chocolate is a dessert cafe from Singapore that has several locations throughout China. I went to their Nine Thirty location, where they not only sell their classic chocolate desserts but a few savory options as well.


From 2 PM – 5 PM, they also have an afternoon tea set. It’s a three tier set of mini sweets that they provide. I came here with two friends a little before 5, and there was quite a line to be seated. If you choose an item from their glass case of desserts, you can take your item in a box to go. However, we were pretty tired from walking a lot that day and wanted to sit down.


There were so many beautiful items, all of which were chocolate, that I wanted to get. Cakes, brownies, cupcakes, truffles, ice cream, tarts…


Seesaw Cafe

433 Yuyuan Road, Jing’an

Shanghai, China


What a wonderful find this was in the city of Shanghai! I’m used to more Asian only things, but recently I’ve been discovering several Western style places and shops there. One of the first ones was Seesaw.




It was very modern. I loved the interior. Even though it was a cloudy day, light still came through the skylight and made the whole place very bright. It’s located on the bottom floor of an office building, so there are stairs going up. The way it was decorated was very hipster, with the bike hanging on the wall. They also had a display of their beans and mugs, the latter of which were for sale.



30 Sinan Lu

Shanghai, China


I’ve heard good things about HoF, mainly about their chocolate desserts. As an avid chocolate lover, this was a must visit on my trip to Shanghai. They also have salads and sandwiches, suitable for a simple lunch, as well as a wide variety of alcoholic drinks.


Mango Six

Various locations


Mango Six is a pretty popular chain of Korean cafes. In Shanghai, there’s a street where a number of Korean people worked and opened up a Mango Six, along with many other similar cafes on the same street. They all seem to sell the basic coffee, tea, and waffle with ice cream. Mango Six also, you guessed it, specializes in mango treats. I was able to pay a visit when I was in Shanghai.