If you’ve been looking for that perfect Western style brunch in Shanghai, well now you can finally tell your mom you’ve succeeded at something. You’ll feel at home as soon as you arrive with a very relaxed and open eating area that offers a variety of seating options – couches, vintage kitchen chairs, barstools. . . wherever you sit, get comfortable because you’ll want to stay for a while.
Known for its seasonal brunch specials, The Public features items that range from the hearty and savory to the sweeter side depending on your palette. Homemade powerhouses like CHICKEN AND WAFFLES, CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE and SMOKED MAPLE BACON are a must. Another tip: ask for the homemade BLUEBERRY AND CHERRY JAM. . . it goes well on anything. Hand chiseled ice cubes, add a fancy, rustic feel to simple beverages.
With 14 years experience cooking abroad, the head chef wanted a place that was open to people of all types with an accessible price point and high quality food. Talk about over-delivering. Only 30-40 seats can be accommodated in this homey abode so the earlier the better (they open at 11am) and reservations are strongly recommended at least 2-3 days in advance.
See mom, I got this.