Amid cafes and small shops along the short stretch of Shaoxing Lu lies a cozy Viennese cafe perfect for lazy afternoons with a good book in hand or tea with friends. Attracting diners and tea-timers since 2004, the cafe features a pleasant European-style dark wooden decor accented by marbled tabletops and warm lighting.
An instant escape from Shanghai’s rush-hour buzz needs no more than a slice of the cafe’s delicious apple nut cake and a cup of Vienna Melange; although if your hunger is tending more towards the hearty, there’s no better time to try their ‘spaetzle mit gulasch’: Bavarian egg noodle/dumpling squiggles served with a rich, comforting meat stew. And for the sweet-toothed, the ‘kaiserschmarrn’, a traditional Austrian dessert of caramelized pancake dusted with powdered sugar and served hot with plum sauce, is a heart-warming ode to Austrian cuisine. European buffet brunch is available every Sunday as well.