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Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Hi all,

I was wondering if we could create a list of cute coffee places in Zurich offering fast and reliable wifi (and no, Starbucks does not count).

I'm newly arrived and I love spending time in coffee places while getting some work done. I searched for old posts, but only found one from 2007...I suspect things must have changed a bit since then?

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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

I have the exact question today. Did you find any good ones? It would be lovely to get some work done but also enjoy a good coffee and watching the world go by.
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Can't think of a single one - free wifi at a cafe doesn't seem very Swiss, somehow.
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

The only one I know of is Starbucks.
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

All I need is coffee and free wifi - not big on "cute", particularly if I can't just get on with my work without being bothered or feeling noticed - where *$ fits the bill.

Go to yelp.ch and search for "coffee free wifi" in/near Zürich. There are plenty of places including La Stanza on Bleicherweg and Café Schöffel - small w/character.
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Some of the cafes might not fit if you want to work there as well. I'd suggest Cafe Plusch in Aemtlerstrasse 16. They have good vibe for working and offer wifi too.
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Given the cheap prices of mobile data contracts (1GB for CH 9.90/month) you don't have to be tied to certain coffee shops. Just get a MiFi hotspot for about CHF50, pop in the data sim and you have fast wifi internet all over the place.

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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

i never needed wifi as i surf via 3g when not at home or at work. so i have no clue what cafes offer free wifi? but i believe you can ask and you get the login? try "motta" at rathaus or "tearoom/blunt" on gasometerstrasse? could imagine "hiltl" offers it, too. "casablanca" on langstrasse i can think of, maybe "gloria" on josefstrasse? museum für gestaltung cafe could have it... but they dont advertise it, so... hit n miss...
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Grande on Limmatquai (formerly Canale Grande) used to have free WiFi. Haven't been there in a while though.
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

If you go to meetup.com, there is a coffee lover group which meets regularly in different coffee places in Zurich.
You can just go through the list of past places they went to and check these places yourself. I am sure some of them would meet what you are looking for.




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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

I happened to have coffee on Saturday at hotel st. Gothard at bahnofstrasse and they had free wifi- albeit not the best lake to get work done
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Cafe Noir. They even roast their own beans. Small and cute aka coffe hipster approved.
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Good luck on this one! I live in Lausanne and not Zurich, but I find that generally there is no "cafe culture" in Switzerland. Most cafes are lacking in ambience, friendliness, nice décor and wifi. Plus the selection is generally awful (4 francs for a cup of steamed milk and the same hot chocolate powder that I have in my cupboard at home?? uh... no thanks). It's one of the things I miss most living in Switzerland.
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Good luck on this one! I live in Lausanne and not Zurich, but I find that generally there is no "cafe culture" in Switzerland. Most cafes are lacking in ambience, friendliness, nice décor and wifi. Plus the selection is generally awful (4 francs for a cup of steamed milk and the same hot chocolate powder that I have in my cupboard at home?? uh... no thanks). It's one of the things I miss most living in Switzerland.
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Just a quick update for folks looking at this thread in 2016 :-)

I found this list on the web and it looks relatively current: https://foursquare.com/lejoe/list/wi...pots-in-zurich

Hope that helps....
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Just a quick update for folks looking at this thread in 2016 :-)

I found this list on the web and it looks relatively current: https://foursquare.com/lejoe/list/wi...pots-in-zurich

Hope that helps....


So, are you getting settled in? How is it?
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So, are you getting settled in? How is it?
Just arrived and slowly getting settled, thank you. :-)

I am here for a couple of weeks, then back to Los Angeles to pick up the last of my stuff, then officially moved here for good in August.

Yesterday I registered at Kreisburo and next week I go to immigration to get my long-term Visa card. Very very very exciting.

The next few weeks will be a lot of tasks: find a new doctor to get my prescriptions set up here (thank goodness I have health insurance through my husband), change my phone plan to a Swiss provider, unpack my stuff and get settled at home, start to think about getting a job, and much more.

Super excited to be here and learn to be Swiss! :-)
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Tell us which Kreis / Quarter you want and we'll give you answers. There are too many to list
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

I can't remember if it's got Wifi or not, but my favourite café here is Café Henrici on Niederdorfstrasse. It's very cute with a really warm, friendly atmosphere.
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Re: Cute coffee stores with good wifi in Zurich?

Hello,

my wife and I went to a nice place in Zurich, is called Babu, here is the link, but I don't remember if it has wifi.

Here is the link: http://babus.ch/

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