Planet 612 is a hidden gem that should not be missed! You will be surprised by the spaciousness of this vintage coffee shop. The area is decorated with many champagne glass-shaped lamps hanging from the ceiling. You can choose to sit next to the large glass windows to enjoy the road view or in behind the coffee bar if you want some privacy while curling up with a good book.
The café serves a wide selection, including soups, salads, pastas, rice, and desserts. For salad lovers, there’s much for you to choose from, including Mozzarella & Tomato Salad (40RMB), Smoked Salmon Salad (48RMB), and Mango & Shrimp Salad (58RMB). Mains include Brisket Bourguignon with Rice (48RMB), Singapore Laksa (48RMB), and Spaghetti Bolognaise (32RMB).
Beverages include tea, espresso, and wine. The must-try drink is Pomelo Rum Tea (30RMB). This fruity tea is a perfect marriage of sour and sweet. If you are more of a classic tea person, then there’s Earl Grey Tea (30RMB) and Chrysanthemum Pure Tea (30RMB). Waffles are also not bad with Fruit Waffle (30RMB) or Ice Cream Waffle (35RMB).
Final thoughtsPlanet 612 is a vintage café for people who love vintage posters and decorations. It is also a spacious place for you to lounge about without feeling hemmed in by other diners – a rarity in Shanghai.
Planet 612 – Fourth Floor, 926, Changhua Lu, Near Changshou Lu, Jingan district (612星球 普陀区昌化路926号4楼, 近长寿路). Tel: (021)-3231-3637. Hours: Open daily 11am-11pm.
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By Kate Tantita
Kate is a contributor for Shanghaiist food desk. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates to [email protected]!