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Spotlight On: Yongjia Road

By 2018-12-25 10:37:23

By Ryan Edward Kalb

District: Xuhui

Cross Streets: Wulumuqi Lu and Shaanxi Nan Lu

Nearest Metro Station: South Shaanxi Road (Lines 1, 10, 12)
About: This quaint and quiet street in Xuhui is often overlooked in favor of its more boisterous counterpart, Jianguo Road. However, Yongjia Road possesses more than just sleepy three-story buildings of European architecture; indie charm and an abundance of designers, restaurants, and galleries are in store for those who visit.

1.

Begin at KOBIZ, an outpost featuring designer pieces such as Made in Eden handmade leather goods, Danish fashion label Rains jackets and bags, timepieces from Swedish brand Square Street, and more. This stylish shop hits the mark in spades.

519 Yongjia Lu

2.

O’Mills Artisan Bakery lives up to its namesake in producing whole-grain, European-style breads, baked sweets, and boutique cakes on-site. Hosting a nightly dinner prix fixe for two people priced at 380, they also stock imported wines and beers for a generous happy hour, as well as delectable desserts.

110 Yongjia Lu

3.

Je Fine Art Gallery is an intimate art space housed in an elegant fin-de-siecle villa, replete with a beautiful garden. Monthly shows within their well-curated walls principally spotlight photography from a range of international artists, including a recent exhibition from photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.

498 Yongjia Lu

4.

Voce is an eight-year-old, organic café featuring low lights and a pleasing wood interior. It is an eminently cozy spot, and the perfect place to rest and recharge. In addition to the espresso and tea options, there is an extensive kitchen menu of pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. Delicious!

568 Yongjia Lu

5.

With colder temperatures on the horizon, it’s time to purchase some pieces to preserve you during those bone-chillingly wet Shanghai winters. Look no further than Cashmere House, serving up bespoke sweaters and scarves designed for mostly women and children.

221 Yongjia Lu

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