Life in the FFC


The FFC (Former French Concession) is home to some of the nicest places in Shanghai. This list is comprised of my favorite places. I lived there just short of four and a half years, view of cover from my bedroom on Tai’an Lu.

  • Cafes & Restaurants
  • Gastronomy
  • Dine
  • East Asian
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Sandwiches
  • Noodles

Updated 4 years ago


Bar No. 3

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Shanghai, China • Recommendation • 

Bar No. 3 is my no. 1 bar, in Shanghai. The interior is neat, the vibe casual and the drinks excellent. There’s a nice happy hour from 5 to maybe 7 and during the summer months they open up seating on the street. The only caveat is that it’s often too crowded during the weekends.

  • 277 xingguo lu

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Great Xinjiang food in a nice setting, which is not always the case. Indulge in lots of chuanrs (lamb skewers) and a lot more! Good place for larger groups as well.

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Co. Cheese Melt Bar

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Shanghai, China • Recommendation • 

This place is a treat! Indulge in a huge variety of grilled cheese sandwiches. The original is impeccable but there’s a bunch of interesting ones like the Thai green curry grilled cheese! In addition they have a great selection of hot sauce and it’s one of the few places in Shanghai where you can get a great Bloody Caesar!

  • 32 Yuyuan Dong Lu, near Changde Lu 愚园东路32号, 近常德路

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Lotus Eatery

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Shanghai, China • Recommendation • 

The go-to place for a great and cheap yunnan meal. Good for larger groups but probably best to make a reservation as they get silly busy at peak hours.

  • 85 Yangzhai Rd, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

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