This venue is now closed.
Empty Jar Cozy Hub Gin & Wine is a café and bar located in M+, a small complex that’s filled with numerous F&B outlets. They also do a good brunch; food leans on the healthy side, and the terrace seating is dog-friendly.
Walk into the complex towards the flight of wanghong stairs (hey, whatever works) and Empty Jar is on the left. The interiors are simple if not humble. Most desirable, especially now that the weather has cooled, are the two al fresco seats. Plus, the compound is dog-friendly.
The food is casual Western with a healthy take, highlighting many vegan and gluten-free dishes. They also have a slow-cooked beef brisket shakshuka and a hefty breakfast plate with fish instead of sausage. It’s all very well executed and affordably priced. The dishes feel very “clean”. Although I felt full after the meal, I didn’t feel heavy. Also, service is excellent.
They serve an all-day brunch menu and dinner; some dishes overlap.
Wines are mostly natural or organic, and the selection rotates seasonally, glasses start from ¥68 and bottles from ¥330. And like the name suggests, they serve a wide range of gin & tonics, starting from ¥66 a glass, as well as house signature cocktails from ¥88.
Good for casual lunch/brunch and easy-going dinner if you’re in the neighborhood.
Empty Jar Cozy Hub
Address: B-102, M+ Plaza, 850 Xikang Lu, near Xinfeng Lu西康路850号马利M+园区B-102, 近新丰路
Hours: Tue-Sun, 11:30am-11pm