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pinkmartini 02.12.2010 22:51

Diner [Zürich region]
 
Does anyone have a good recommendation of a nice diner in Zurich? I'll even take the greasy spoon suggestions. Is there a place that has pancakes or waffles, maybe some biscuits and gravy, cursory strange tasting coffee that's been sitting for too long on the warmer? Or a big juicy hamburger with fries and a chocolate shake. How about a club sandwich with a salad? The list goes on....

HollidayG 02.12.2010 23:08

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In Baar, you can get waffles and bacon at Peace Foods.

runningdeer 03.12.2010 08:55

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Sorry you're not in Kansas anymore.

Probably one of the closest though is a chain of restaurants along the autoroutes called 'Cindy's Diner' (part of Movenpick) probably comes close but you won't find the real thing. Google search the locations but there is one in Deitingen as I recall.

03.12.2010 08:59

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http://www.google.co.uk/maps/place?c...t,+Switzerland


Cindy's Diner serves a good burger and has a shop attached selling good American things like Skippy. It's part of Movenpick and so will do the mandatory fresh orange juice in plastic cups on ice.

grynch 03.12.2010 09:27

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Originally Posted by pinkmartini (Post 1032819)
Does anyone have a good recommendation of a nice diner in Zurich? I'll even take the greasy spoon suggestions....

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I do have to agree with you Pink ... after 10 years here my first stop back in Boston is DunkinDonuts followed shortly after with a few hours at JohnHarvardsBrewHouse ( beer and burgers please ) :-)


here the best pancakes come from my own kitchen with thanks to Aunt Jemimah

Guest 03.12.2010 10:09

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I just dug out my mom's fanny farmer cookbook - it's falling apart and falls open to the pancake recipe....

So we've been making pancakes like crazy - flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda, salt and some soured milk (I use milk with either a splash of lemon juice or vinegar), you can make some bitchin' pancakes.

I love waffles - don't have a waffle iron. I make pancakes in the frying pan, although I'm looking for a griddle.

But alas, I do miss diner food as well.

grynch 03.12.2010 10:11

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I just dug out my mom's fanny farmer cookbook -


that was my mum's favorite cookbook... my English wife laughed like crazy when I told her about "fanny farmer" :eek:

Guest 03.12.2010 10:24

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Originally Posted by grynch (Post 1033074)
that was my mum's favorite cookbook... my English wife laughed like crazy when I told her about "fanny farmer" :eek:

I was just thinking that the Brits among us would have something to say about dear Fanny. :p

pinkmartini 03.12.2010 21:35

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Mmmmmm, Skippy......

pinkmartini 03.12.2010 21:49

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We've made some pancakes but I can only find baking powder, no baking soda. Even though baking powder has some soda in it, I haven't found the right ratio yet. Your pancakes will be much better than mine.

The only waffle maker I could find was one that makes flower motif, thin waffles. Still looking for a belgium waffle maker.

Got all the fixin's for biscuits and sausage gravy to start off our Saturday. Yum!

Quote:

I just dug out my mom's fanny farmer cookbook - it's falling apart and falls open to the pancake recipe....

So we've been making pancakes like crazy - flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda, salt and some soured milk (I use milk with either a splash of lemon juice or vinegar), you can make some bitchin' pancakes.

I love waffles - don't have a waffle iron. I make pancakes in the frying pan, although I'm looking for a griddle.

But alas, I do miss diner food as well.

pinkmartini 03.12.2010 21:50

Re: Diner [Zürich region]
 
Has anyone heard of Silberkugel? Or better yet, gone there?

Capacitrix 04.12.2010 07:35

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Originally Posted by pinkmartini (Post 1033901)
The only waffle maker I could find was one that makes flower motif, thin waffles. Still looking for a belgium waffle maker.


Kitchenaid Waffle Maker


Do a search on English Forum and you'll find the German (and probably French too) names for most ingredients.

pinkmartini 04.12.2010 09:22

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That is a sweet waffle maker.

chiguy 20.10.2011 17:10

Re: Diner [Zürich region]
 
Just heard about this one from a friend. Haven't been there yet though.

Has anyone else been there yet? The menu looks tempting.

BokerTov 20.10.2011 17:26

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Originally Posted by chiguy (Post 1382938)
Just heard about this one from a friend. Haven't been there yet though.

Has anyone else been there yet? The menu looks tempting.

chiguy, thanks so much for the tip. I am so excited about having found a diner in ZH!!! Here is a lunch event. Cheers!

anowheels 20.10.2011 17:29

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Originally Posted by Federica (Post 1382948)
chiguy, thanks so much for the tip. I am so excited about having found a diner in ZH!!! Here is a lunch event. Cheers!

Here's another thread about the place: http://www.englishforum.ch/entertain...ger-joint.html

BokerTov 20.10.2011 17:33

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Originally Posted by anowheels (Post 1382950)
Here's another thread about the place: http://www.englishforum.ch/entertain...ger-joint.html

Thanks a lot, I had missed that one. Even more curious to check it out now, hehehe! Nom:D

chiguy 20.10.2011 17:57

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Originally Posted by anowheels (Post 1382950)
Here's another thread about the place: http://www.englishforum.ch/entertain...ger-joint.html

That's strange. I did a search on the forum and that thread didn't turn up even though I used both "helvti" and "diner", and then just "diner". Thanks for the link though!

poptart 20.10.2011 18:29

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Originally Posted by grynch (Post 1033012)
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I do have to agree with you Pink ... after 10 years here my first stop back in Boston is DunkinDonuts followed shortly after with a few hours at JohnHarvardsBrewHouse ( beer and burgers please ) :-)

Ah, John Harvards! :) I'm a CBC fan myself, though I like Harvard Sq. much better than Kendall.

poptart 20.10.2011 18:30

Re: Diner [Zürich region]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pinkmartini (Post 1033903)
Has anyone heard of Silberkugel? Or better yet, gone there?

Been there once and found it reasonable, but Cindy's in better in terms of burger. But Silberkugel is much, much more diner-esque. Worth a try if it's close to you.


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