A.E. Kitchen apparently has a new, second location on Yu Yuan Road in addition to its original Jiao Zhou Road location in Shanghai. Gotta check it out sometime. Looks like the Mr. Pancake House competitor is expanding as well.
I always liked the better deal of A.E. Kitchen including coffee in its meals unlike Mr. Pancake House. Plus, they allow refills up until 5pm in the afternoon.
4/29 UPDATE: I’m in the Yu Yuan Road location right now because the Jiao Zhou Road location was closed when I went earlier. Apparently, this location isn’t new at all and has been around for quite some time (though less than a year). I guess I just never noticed and the address of location is just more prominent in their recently redesigned menus! This location is roomier.
Apparently they’re also enforcing a new “only one refill policy” for coffee now. That sucks.