Shanghai has a good selection of cafes and bars, catering to all tastes and budgets. You might also like to try a traditional Chinese tea house for a refreshing drink during the day.
A few addresses:
Arch Bar and Cafe
439 Wukang Lu (by Huahai Zhong Lu)
Tel: 6466 0807
Lively cafe with bright decor and trendy clientele. Soups, salads and sandwiches during the day, cocktails at night!
Shanghai cuisine is often borrowed from the surrounding provinces. Fish, eel and crab and prepared with alcohol and served raw. Sugar is often used, frequently with soy sauce, resulting in a piquant savoury flavour. You may be served lime and ginger flavoured '1000-year-old eggs', braised meat balls or chicken baked in lotus leaves. Seafood is popular, including the local delicacy, Shanghai hairy crab. Dim sum are readily available as a snack and are a speciality in Shanghai.
Nanxiang Mantou Dian
85 Yu Yuan Road, Old Town God's Temple
Tel: 6355 4206
This extremely popular dim sum restaurant is something of a Shanghai institution. Queues are often lengthy, but the dim sum are reputed to be amongst the best in town