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GOURMET CAFE
American Food
Price Y100-Y199 per couple
Nanjing Xi Lu District
Open 11am-12 midnight
Bdfd3fb0-e815-012c-327b-0017f228fa6b This is one of the best specialty burger shops in town. Owner William Bray has cooks up a wide selection of exotic and often creatively-named burgers, from basic sliders to much more complicated beef and chicken concoctions. Be sure to save room for a side of crunchy onion rings and one of their deliciously creamy milkshakes.
1/F, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Nanjing Xi Lu
6289-5733
near Tongren Lu, Metro Line 2 Jing'an Temple Station
南京西路1376号上海商城1楼
近铜仁路, 地铁2号线静安寺站
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, over 7 years ago

“Went here for a late afternoon burger. Interesting selection of burgers - Ill have to go back a few times to try them all. Quite pleased with the burger. I asked for well-done (prefer medium, but not in Shanghai). Forgot to try the milkshake. But the Coffee was pretty good. I honestly cant remember the name of the burger I had. But it was good! Cheesecake wasnt too bad either. Definitely up there with the best in terms of burgers. A little pricey - 78 RMB for a burger with salad.”


, over 7 years ago

“My wife and I went to see how Gourmet Cafe handle basics like burgers and shakes. I was immediately a bit concerned when I saw the menu, as there was no option for a simple plain burger, or a plain cheese burger--the closest thing was a cheese burger with a lot of condiments such as peppers and salsa--and most burgers were topped with far more than this. My concern was due to the menu's apparent similarity to Gourmet Burger Kitchen in the UK, where the quality of the beef is continually plummeting but they seem to get away with this by burying the burgers in myriad toppings.

My wife ordered a four-burger tasting platter (cheese etc., tuna, falafel and thai chicken), and I ordered the black pepper burger, medium, which seemed to be the simplest thing on offer. My wife definitely got the better deal--all of her burgers were outstanding, especially the tuna and thai chicken; even her tiny cheese burger was nicely cooked, and because it was so small it was missing the extra condiments, which in my opinion was a bonus. My burger, on the other hand, was not cooked medium at all, and was on the extra well side of well-cooked, not at all what I had ordered or hoped for. The quality of the beef (and the grilling) was therefore impossible to discern. I would have sent it back but my experience in doing so is that it usually just ends poorly, and to be fair the peppercorn crust was enjoyable. The other positive note was the chocolate milkshake, which was even better than those from Munchies--so good in fact, that we splashed out and ordered a second for dessert--along with a slice of the best NY style cheesecake we've had in years.”