Sunflour

Open Hours: 7:00am-10:30pm

Phone Number: 6473 7757

Price Range: 50-100rmb

English Address: 308 Anfu Lu

Chinese Address: 308安福路

Metro: Line 10 Shanghai Library or Line 1 Changsu Lu

Website: www.sunflour.cn


Resting at the end of the long chain of restaurants on Anfu Road is French bakery and café, Sunflour. As a rather spacious shop, the breads and pastries are displayed in the center of the room while the stark tables and chairs are sprawled around the four corners. It’s got a very similar vibe to Baker and Spice with chalkboard menus, tall glass display cases and ordering  done at the cash register. 

I ordered the Poached Egg with Parmaham Tartin (70rmb). 

Upon request they were kind enough to change the parmaham to smoked salmon for me, but I’ve got to say the salmon was not as fresh as I’d hoped and the generous portion of spinach was too buttered for me to finish. Fortunately, the freshly baked French walnut bread was praise-worthy – made me wish I had ordered a variety of bread to taste test instead.

Along with my brunch dish, I ordered a small Café Latte (28rmb). 

Kinda wish I had gotten my coffee in the large size because those were served in the gigantic-bowl-sized-gotta-hold-with-both-hands type of coffee cup. Oh wells, lesson learned for next time!

My friend got the Mushroom Asparagus Risotto (58rmb) along with a large Berry Berry Smoothie (40rmb). 

The combination of arugula and asparagus produced a rather interesting flavor – we give it a thumbs up. But towards the end of the meal, the risotto was feeling a bit too heavy.

No surprise here that the highlight of this place was its bread (I actually want to try every single one). Even though brunch items were not strong, its bakery and coffee is enough to have me return with a few spare hours and a good book in hand.