One of the food highlights from my recent trip to Shanghai, was the visit to Farine Bakery located in the French Concession area. Farine is a lovely place to enjoy some sweet treats, breads or a cup of coffee, and everything is baked freshly in-house.
From what I’ve heard it is always crowded and difficult to find seating, so come early on a weekday. The morning I visited, we were lucky enough to get a seat outside where we could enjoy our breakfast with a view of the picturesque leafy trees, iconic to the area.
For coffees we ordered a Short Macchiato and Cappuccino. The cappucino came out traditional style, without chocolate powder, it was probably the best we had in Shanghai compared to other coffee joints. We also decided on a Ham Quiche for something savoury, which was warmed up for us.
Dan wanted to try the Chocolate Croissant, which was buttery and flakey. Although the chocolate didn't ooze out, I would maybe recommend to ask for it to be warmed up.
The star of bakery was definitely that beautiful Lemon Passion Tart (35 RMB), it’s smooth, creamy and has the right balance of sweetness to tartness. If you ever pay a visit to Farine this is the first thing you must order!
Rating: 8 out of 10
Address: 378 Wukang Rd, near Tai'an Rd. Fergusun Lane, Xuhui. 200031 Shanghai.
Opening Hours: 7am-8pm Daily.