Sometimes those pea-flavored ice pops at Kedi just don't cut it, so now that the weather is legitimately hot, here are six places in Shanghai where you can find good ice-cream and gelato.

Garden Books

As well as stocking quality literature, this bookshop/cafe also serves gelato in several flavors, to be eaten either in a cup or a cone.

(325 Changle Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu)


Feidan on Anfu Lu sells a good range of gelato, and has special freezer bags for 10 kuai so you can bulk buy.

(158 Anfu Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu)

Awfully Chocolate

The gelato here is awfully good, and goes well with the legendary "hei' chocolate cake.

(174 Xiangyang Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu)


This Tianzifang health cafe offers 11 flavors in summer and 6 in winter, made by an Italian who knows what he's doing.

(274 Taikang Lu, near Jianguo Lu)

Le Creme Milano

The guys at Creme Milano make their gelato fresh every day, and it comes in over 20 flavors.

(173 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu)