Spread is an all-day café bar in Jing’an that does tartines (open-faced sandwiches) and wines.

It’s definitely going to be a popular spot for the neighborhood.

Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

It’s located on the corner of Shaanxi Bei Lu and Wuding Lu in a bright, sunny space with outdoor seating. The dining room is small but spacious and comfortable. There’s also additional counter seating looking out onto the street. Oh, and it’s dog-friendly indoors!

Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

If you’re someone who works from home, this might become your new midday canteen.

Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

Behind the concept is Guillaume Tu, a long-serving member of the Shanghai F&B industry. He was previously with Mr & Mrs Bund and Villa Le Bec. This is his first solo project.

Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Guillaume Tu

Tartines & More

The foundation of Spread is tartines, the flavors of which are inspired by Guillaume’s experiences throughout Asia. But it’s not all just tartines on the menu. There are salads, cocottes, gratins, charcuterie, and cheese boards, too. Plus, dinner will launch shortly after Chinese New Year.

Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

The tartines have a creative twist and good flavor combinations, all made with high-quality ingredients. It’s all very considered, easy-going, and tasty. Also on the menu are salads (from ¥55), soups (¥38), charcuterie (from ¥78), cheese plates (from ¥138), and a couple of desserts.

Here’s what to expect:

Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
La Ciboulette (¥55) – Yoghurt, fresh and pickled cucumber, and a ton of chives. I could eat this everyday.
Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Vitello Tonnato (¥78) – Slices of veal, tuna spread, capers, fried shallot rings and arugula. Delicious.
Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Iberico Pork Loin (¥75) – Thinly shaved pork loin, light fermented tofu spread, XO sauce, and coriander. A light funk from the tofu spread, and a touch of umami from the XO sauce.
Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Rosbif (¥85) – Slices of roast beef, mustard cream cheese spread, lettuce, thin slices of raw shallot, and fresh herbs. Very tasty. It’s a sufficient portion for lunch.
Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
La Raclette (¥88) – This is basically raclette on toast. Potatoes, raclette cheese, parma ham, serrano ham, and white ham. It’s a hefty serving and it’s definitely one of the heavier tartines on the menu.
Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
There are also some weekly specials, most of which will end up on the dinner menu post-CNY. This is the Endive, Ham & Bechamel Gratin (¥95). It’s soooo rich. Definitely a dish to share.

As for drinks, wines by the glass start from ¥75, bottles from ¥300. Coffee prices are very competitive—an Americano is ¥20. There are also teas (¥28) and Pao sodas (¥32).

Spread, a cafe bar in Jing'an, Shanghai that does tartines and wine. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

It’s a great addition to the neighborhood. The food is tasty and well-priced, they don’t scrimp on the toppings. The direct sunlight is a big plus, and I love that it’s also dog-friendly. Go check it out!


Spread bar a tartine
Address: 678 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Wuding Lu 陕西北路678号, 近武定路
Tel: 13601719437
Hours: Tue-Sun, 11:30am-9pm (or until last order)