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Farine Bakery, Shanghai

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Perfect during winter

One of the highlights of my Shanghai trip was my visit to Farine Boulangerie, located in Wukang Lu, former French Concession. I liked the area – the buildings showcased a range of architecture, from French Renaissance, Art Deco, English and Mediterranean, surrounded by large trees.

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Cute wall display

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Gotta love the interior!

Farine is said to serve the best pain au chocolat in Shanghai so I knew that was something I needed to try for myself. The interior reminds me of the bakeries in Paris – large windows, open space and coffee bar – with the smell of freshly baked goods wafting in the air.

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Treats on display

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Pain au chocolat

Prices are steep. I paid 18RMB /RM9.40 for a pain au chocolat and 40RMB / RM20.80 for a cup of latte. But it was the best pain au chocolat I’ve eaten; buttery croissant dough wrapped around sticks of chocolate and baked to perfection. It was decently plump, flaky and melt-in-the-mouth delicious.

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Latte, for 40RMB

The latte is pretty decent – courtesy of an espresso maker from Seattle and premium fresh roasted coffee beans. I would have loved to sit at the patio as it offered a lovely view of Wukang street, but it was -1 degrees and I’m a winter wuss.

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Ambiance: 8.5/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 8/10
Verdict: Really good pain au chocolat and decent coffee to match.

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Farine Bakery

Farine Boulangerie
1 F, Ferguson Lane,
378 Wukang Lu, near Taian Lu,
Xuhui district
Shanghai.
Business hours: 7am-8pm daily
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5 Responses

  1. KY

    ok to be honest, i didn’t expect shanghai to look like this.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Me neither KY. I love the restaurants and vibe along Former French Concession. 😀

  2. I went to Shanghai last year, but never see this restaurant thought, it surprised me while read this blog!

  3. Sanjeev

    Ok, noted on this. bookmarked. hehe

  4. If I were there, I’d be like a kid in a candy store. I love cafes especially ones like these.

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