The Chalet’s ‘winter brunch’ (from October to March) is an eight-dish homage to unfussy cooking and excellent value. Prices start at 45RMB and includes a choice of one of four juice, tea or coffee. Read more.
The Xujiahui cafeteria is a surprisingly great cheap brunch option. Try its salmon platter with dill dressing and a lemon wedge, pairing well with the organic mushroom and cheese stuffed crêpes. Read more.
Mr Pancake’s breakfast classics are served simply and quality is high. Try the ‘Big House Breakfast’ (45RMB) for a taste of everything. Fluffy pancakes are served with customised toppings. Read more.
The weekend atmosphere at this relaxed French wine bar is refined. Try their sets with perfectly judged portions such as the signature Enoterra brunch, enriched by elegant miniature salmon tartare. Read more.
A relaxed brunch option. All sets, such as the rich Breakfast Club (90RMB) include a coffee enriched by crema and served with warm frothed milk. House specialty is the potato pancake-like rosti. Read more.
Brunch is a quiet affair with attention to details at Osteria, from bite-sized biscotti served with coffee to classic egg benedicts. Hearty secondi options are diligently balanced by a side salad. Read more.
This bistro serves a mixture of picks from its standard lunch and dinner menus, combined with some Western breakfast classics. Try the main breakfast or indulge in their fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Read more.
Kaiba’s elegant yet casual Taikang terrace space features an ‘eggs and kegs’ weekend brunch deal with one dish and free-flow beers. Try their homemade sausage and egg plate with potatoes and toast. Read more.
Willy’s new Bund 22 location has a bright air with its cheerful primary colours. Spanish chef Willy Trullas Moreno serves a six-course extravaganza with weekly-rotating playful inventions. Read more.
Maya's quality Mexican fare appears also at brunch. Try the blackened fish tacos with regular coffee served with two fresh churros. For stronger drink options, choose bottomless margaritas or sangria. Read more.
Be prepared for a fat-filled, unforgiving brunch, albeit an intense guilty pleasure. Try the French-style scrambled eggs with the rum-laced Madison lemonade. Finish off with an outstanding croissant. Read more.
Michelin-trained chef Michael Wendling’s menu includes small but perfectly formed French brunch dishes. It’s not cheap, but it is great value and a gem among the gluttonous brunches out there. Read more.
This blues-loving venue takes on a bright new character during the day. Try their pastrami sandwich featuring the stellar house-cured beef. For drinks, there are three varieties of Bloody Mary. Read more.
This Bund-side brunch offers a mix of classy takes on brunch staples and brunchy takes on classy hotel staples. One to try is the pea soup with mint poured over goat’s cheese tortellini. Read more.
Hai Pai’s Sunday offerings happily sidestep clichés in favour of a split menu combining fresh, nouveau French-bistro dishes and riffled Chinese favourites. Finish off with a freshly baked dessert. Read more.
This reservation-only dinner club in a 1930s private residence provides weekly-changing uniformly excellent dishes in a quiet atmosphere. Try the seafood and finish off with a rich chocolate brownie. Read more.
Brunch here is served under the direction of Federico Duarte, star graduate of the famous Lyon chef’s French school. Servings are indulgent, but a final taste of the passionfruit cheesecake is a must. Read more.
Work your way through numerous stations, each with its own specialty. Impressive are the fresh-fish counter and sashimi counter featuring original French Fin de Claire oysters and much more. Read more.
The Cook features a huge array of food stations including the hotel’s signature Ningaloo Tomahawk, 1.8kg of cherry-wood roasted Australian Wagyu prime rib. For drinks, free flow Champagne or beer. Read more.
Lobster brunch here manages to combine a seemingly infinite array of exquisite dishes and a killer 87th floor view. The cook-to-order menu includes free flow of appetisers and a choice of main dishes. Read more.
For a special occasion, opt for this spectacular-view brunch which includes free-flow Perrier Jouet Champagne. Highlights of the buffet are a dedicated Bloody Mary counter and a Sunday roast area. Read more.