Brunch It Up at These Delicious Spots

By Lynn Yen 2023-02-23 16:50:17

Waldorf Astoria on the Bund


The Waldorf Astoria brunch is making a comeback with a bang. The premium cold seafood station includes quality sashimi and blanched seafood such as toro tuna, king crab, white wine poached prawn, poached live lobster, scampi, New Zealand clam, octopus, fire seared salmon, abalone and crab.

For more seafood options, there is the freshly chucked imported oyster station. The buffet counter’s Parisian deli showcases cold cuts and cheeses, pan-fried foie gras, and salad selections. A separate menu includes La Minute soup, main courses and dessert. To end the meal with a sweet note, a lavender-themed dessert room is made for Insta-worthy photos and dessert lovers. Diners will also be serenaded with live band performances. Brunch is Sundays noon - 3p.m. The promotional price starts at 698 RMB per person including drinks.

Address: 88 Middle Sichuan Road, Huangpu District 

Tel: 6322 9988





This go-to brunch destination has everything you are looking for, breakfast and lunch classics, a large wine list by the glass or bottle, and outdoor seating all in a bustling location on leafy Anfu Road. It has the ingredients to fuel a carefree afternoon with pals.

RAC is known for its sweet or savory French galetes and crepes. Other popular choices include the full breakfast RAC combo, avocado toast, and the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. It gets busy, so be ready to grab a number. You can also try the second location, RAC II, on South Shaanxi Road.

Address: 322 Anfu Road, Xuhui District 

Tel: 136 3659 5172


YICAFE at Pudong Shangri La



YICAFE features over 10 show kitchens set in a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The walk-through market-style design, with gourmet showcases and active live cooking stations, presents cuisines from China, Japan, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and Europe. The gastronomy spread includes baked lobster, risotto with truffle and parmesan cheese, and seared salmon nigiri. The weekend buffet is priced at 418 RMB per person.

Address: 2F, Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong New Area
Tel: 6882 8888


Langham Cachet



Cachet in the lobby of The Langham hotel in Xintiandi, offers a taste of Mediterranean delights, served and prepared by passionate hoteliers. With a wide variety of traditional and innovative dishes, Cachet is the place if you are looking for a lazy weekend. There are different set menus for two or four people, which are priced from 288 RMB to 588 RMB per set.

Highlights of the two-person brunch include prosciutto with ricotta cheese and mozzarella drizzled in olive oil, or roast chicken with grilled vegetables. For dessert, guests can have Belgian waffles with berries, maple syrup and cream or New York cheesecake with berry sauce.

Address: 1F, The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi, 99 Madang Road, Huangpu District
Tel: 132 4836 0581





Don’t miss out on Azul’s signature cocktails, such as Pink Lollipop, a refreshing vodka-based cocktail with raspberry, lime, cranberry syrup and ginger ale.

For food there is the Betun De Foie, served in a “shoe polish box.” In the box, there’s baked bread with nuts, while the foie gras mousse with charcoal dust is camouflaged as “shoe polish” in a small tin, and the apple chutney is in “a tube of shoe cream.” The Arroz Caldoso with Boston lobster is an elevated version of the classic seafood paella.

For dessert there is the Venezuela that features a crispy chocolate base soaked in a coffee and rum mixture, with a hint of chili for a little heat to balance the sweetness.

Address: No. 6, Shan Kang Li, 358 Kangding Road, Jing’an District 

Tel: 5670 2666