- No 39, Lane 155, Middle Jianguo Rd Taikang Rd Art Centre
- 021 6467 0100
- mains Y38-68, dinner menu Y138/168
Lonely Planet review for Origin
Serving Shànghaǐ’s locavores, Origin is an upbeat Italian-run cafe that uses seasonal ingredients to create a clever menu of salads (crispy goose and mango), sandwiches (sweet potato and chèvre on focaccia), and, of course, pasta and homemade gelato. Not everything on the menu appears to come from within a 160km radius, but hey, they’re trying. Arrive early to stake out seats on the upstairs terrace.