1. The charming toilet-themed café. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed More Than Toilet originated in Taiwan and opened in Shanghai in 2012. These squat toilet-style bowls are a highlight. Find it here. The ice cream is extremely popular there. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed The walls are adorned with classy golden urinals. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed There are good old-fashioned golden western-style toilets too. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed You can take a nugget home from the gift section. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed 2. Or try the mildly creepy maid café. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed There are many maid-themed cafés in Shanghai – although it’s a Japanese concept. The food is largely terrible. Find it here. 3. The café where you can have your own teddy bear picnic. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed Another fast-rising eatery trend in the city, teddy cafés let you eat surrounded by furry friends. This one is in Pudong. Find it here. They’ve even got bears on staff. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed And rather scary pictures of them on the walls. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed Some of the teddies are depicting religious figures, for some reason. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed If you go for one of the private rooms you can observe this Last Supper-style masterpiece. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed 4. There’s this coffee shop inspired by Mr Bean. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed Rowan Atkinson’s slapstick-driven character is hugely popular in China. Find it here. Mr Bean is so big here, fans leave tributes on the coffee shop wall… Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed …Where there is also a picture of him as the Mona Lisa. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed 5. Then there’s the cat café (of course). Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed These are cropping up everywhere in Shanghai. This one, on Taikang Lu, gets extra points because the mogs are almost always wearing clothes and because the staff deliver a feline to your table as soon as you sit down. God bless Chinese health and safety standards! Find it here. Come on mate, at least put a coat on or something. cityweekend.com.cn / Via City Weekend 6. The primary school-themed café is affordable and fun. cityweekend.com.cn / Via City Weekend Hope Primary School serves up food on school lunch-style trays and you order by filling in an exam sheet. Find it here. 7. How about the Sherlock-themed café? Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed Find it here. You can’t look anywhere without seeing Benedict Cumberbatch’s face. Jamie Fullerton/BuzzFeed China is mad about Sherlock. Click here for more pictures of the café. 8. A390, the aeroplane-themed restaurant, serves food even better than your average real airline meal. timeoutshanghai.com / Via Time Out Shanghai Find it here. 9. If you don’t want a theme place you can pick up a starfish on a stick. shanghaiist.com / Via Shanghaiist These are from a vendor on Shouning Road and they taste like rotting seaweed. Find them here. 10. The bee, grasshopper, and grub platter is always a winner. shanghaiist.com / Via Shanghaiist It’s available from the excellent Southern Barbarian restaurant. Find it here. 11. Or perhaps the live shrimp? shanghaiist.com / Via Shanghaiist Served at the Yi Sheng Yue Wei restaurant, they taste sweet and are refreshing, even if they do wriggle a bit going down. Find it here. 12. Or, if you really insist, have a sheep penis and testicle. shanghaiist.com / Via Shanghaiist The Zhenru Yangrou Guan restaurant specialises in such fare. It costs around £7.60 per ball (served cold). The penis, meanwhile, costs around £7.80 and is challengingly rubbery. Find it here. Enjoy!