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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....
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Re: Diner

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

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.
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Old 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.
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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
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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.
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Old 03.12.2010, 10:11
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that was my mum's favorite cookbook... my English wife laughed like crazy when I told her about "fanny farmer"
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that was my mum's favorite cookbook... my English wife laughed like crazy when I told her about "fanny farmer"
I was just thinking that the Brits among us would have something to say about dear Fanny.
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Mmmmmm, Skippy......
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Re: Diner

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!

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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.
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Re: Diner [Zürich region]

Has anyone heard of Silberkugel? Or better yet, gone there?
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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.
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That is a sweet waffle maker.
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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.
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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!
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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: Helvti Diner: new fancy Zurich diner-style burger joint
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Here's another thread about the place: Helvti Diner: new fancy Zurich diner-style burger joint
Thanks a lot, I had missed that one. Even more curious to check it out now, hehehe! Nom
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Here's another thread about the place: Helvti Diner: new fancy Zurich diner-style burger joint
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!
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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.
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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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