Chirps & Mews’ fire truck-red store front makes it easy to spot. When you walk in you’ll see bookcases on every wall piled high with both English and Chinese children’s books. It presents an ideal place for parents and kids to browse collections of interactive pop-up books. Not to worry, expat hipsters, it’s also a chill place for adults. There are quiet sections in the back of the café, at the patio, and on the second floor where you can work or chat with friends. Besides, the café offers a free delivery service that delivers within a 2km radius with a minimum order of 30RMB.
Lunch set with Vienna Style Chicken Steak and rice
The café serves a hearty selection, including breakfast, a lunch set, sandwiches, and desserts. The lunch set, which is available from 11am to 2pm, gives you a choice of an entrée, as well as a house soup and green salad. You can get a lunch set of Vienna Style Chicken Steak with Rice for only 42RMB. The chicken was tender and tasty. The breakfast selection is also varied with a Breakfast Sandwich (38RMB), French Toast with Caramelized Bananas (48RMB), or Full English Breakfast (68RMB).
And don’t miss their beverage selection, which includes juice, espresso, and tea. Their choice of fresh juice is quite a mix such with Banana & Chocolate (26 RMB), Pear & Cucumber (26RMB), and Lemon & Avocado (32RMB). If you want some sweet treats, the café also serves Chocolate Truffle Cake (35RMB) and New York Cheesecake (28RMB).
Chirps & Mews is a fun and relaxed place for both kids to cozy up with their favorite children’s book and for adults who want to escape the weekday rush.
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Chirps and Mews – 1513 Xinzha Lu, near Xikang Lu, Jing’an district (静安区新闸路1513号, 近西康路). Tel: (0)21-6279-1793. Hours: 10am-10pm daily.
By Kate Tantita
Kate is a contributor for Shanghaiist’s food desk. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates to [email protected]!