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ShangHai hoF(Si South Road)

$$ - $$$
Former French Concession
Cafe, Bar
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30 Sinan Lu | Near Huaihai Zhong Lu, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6093 2058
11:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Shanghai, China
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80 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Chocolate cakes to die for. They used to be really good, but there were a few times that we've gone back where the cakes are not as good as we remember it, but they are still good.

Thank chinapolarbear
Shanghai Region, China
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Came here in the afternoon for coffee fix, only average espresso based drinks. The cakes we had were good, but can be a bit more moist.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

HoF has a decent menu of dessert/chocolate items, tea and coffee, and cocktails/other alcohol items. Often times I would come during the mid afternoon for either sandwiches or just some tea/coffee with something chocolaty. There are often small groups of friends milling about and having a good time. Nice place to relax and small and intimate enough that it doesn't... More 

Thank AndrewABJ
Troy, Michigan
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

Hof is a small place where you can have a coffee, however more than coffee the best are the chocolate dessert, cakes even chocolate drinks are really good.

Thank Bolicheboliche
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

I went to hof with my mom at the year-crossing day, Really good place, two restaurant owners are so kind . Salad was delicious, and chocolare cake was amazingly good, but chicken was too salty for me. Good place for hanging out. But actually this restaurant is famous and almost every day are ful of people.

Thank joyce_821112
Saint Charles, Illinois
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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Stylish café with loads of chocolate, coffees/espressos, cocktails and a few appetizers. We visited hoF twice recently. Both times it was required that we wait for a table because the place is so popular. The purpose of the visit was for the Chocolate Cocktail (it is not on the menu anymore but they'll still make it for you) -- a... More 

Thank AngieB253
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Tramping the streets and the shops in Shanghai is hard work. If you're in the area and need a break then come in here. Why? It's calm, it's stylish and it has chocolate. They sell chocolates, drinking chocolate, they even sell some light 'normal food'. But you really want a cup of coffee and one of their range of chocolate... More 

Thank jalph
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

I went there this morning with my baby. Ordered a Death by Chocolate and a Cafe au Lait, both were delicious and the cake was definitely a Western flavor which I liked. The size was decent, every bite was rich and chocolatey with pieces of crunchies inside which added a nice texture. The place was relaxing in the morning (well... More 

Thank coconutsun
Tel Aviv, Israel
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Sinan road is the gate between downtown Shanghai and the narrow streets and new developments of old Shanghai. A stroke through this road will lead you to some shopping havens and a stylish open market. So, a visit to hoF is more than natural, for great coffee and probably the best choclate cake in this side of the globe. Local... More 

Thank Hanoch-R2012
Paris, France
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

In short: DEATH BY CHOCOLATE (also the name of one of their cakes). In long: probs my favorite chocolate joint, in Shanghai. What is the best time to go? It doesnt matter man, it's always packed, so expect a little wait. And if you go with large amount of people, you'll wait even longer. I usually go there for dessert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Sinan Lu | Near Huaihai Zhong Lu, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6093 2058
Chocolate and Cocktail Bar

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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