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.
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!
If you’re someone who works from home, this might become your new midday canteen.
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.
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.
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:
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).
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
Hours: Tue-Sun, 11:30am-9pm (or until last order)