Café of the Year

See the winners of the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016

You told us what you love about your city in this year’s Love Shanghai Awards – and we threw in a few picks of our own. Now we’re ripping off the wrapping and showing you the crème de la crème of Shanghai. See all the winners below.

Winner and Readers' Choice


When isn’t there something on at this tiny nook of a café? Every Thursday has a new guest chef doing a special one-off dinner, kitchen take-overs feel more the rule than the exception and if it’s not that, then there’s a new menu that’s just been rolled out. Plus where else would we get our avocado toast?

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12 Xiangyang Bei Lu


Ocean Grounds

This café-cum-bar concept has really stolen our hearts – and that’s not just because we’re partial to an espresso martini. Bringing South Cali vibes to Shanghai, Ocean Grounds has upped the city’s coffee game with creative caffeinated drinks during the day and a full-on bar at night.

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282 Huaihai Zhong Lu

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