Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Entertainment & dining  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08.03.2020, 12:32
olygirl's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: d' Innerschwiiz
Posts: 6,800
Groaned at 308 Times in 211 Posts
Thanked 15,865 Times in 4,852 Posts
olygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Cafes that you'd recommend

I love a good cafe. One that's cozy and unpretentious.

Yesterday, during my meandering through Zürich, we popped into LaZoupa and were immediately enchanted by our surroundings. To top it off, we had table in the window (yes, IN the window) and loved watching passersby as we ate our soup and quiche and chatted about life. It was really quite magical.

Are there any good cafes you'd love to recommend?
Reply With Quote
The following 11 users would like to thank olygirl for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 08.03.2020, 13:37
MsWorWoo's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zürich Nord
Posts: 1,894
Groaned at 56 Times in 36 Posts
Thanked 3,061 Times in 1,156 Posts
MsWorWoo has a reputation beyond reputeMsWorWoo has a reputation beyond reputeMsWorWoo has a reputation beyond reputeMsWorWoo has a reputation beyond reputeMsWorWoo has a reputation beyond reputeMsWorWoo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

There is a little outside cafe next to the lake close to Bellevue, the toilets are are especially nice.
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank MsWorWoo for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 08.03.2020, 14:41
cdcdoc's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Fehraltorf / ZH
Posts: 851
Groaned at 27 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 870 Times in 431 Posts
cdcdoc has a reputation beyond reputecdcdoc has a reputation beyond reputecdcdoc has a reputation beyond reputecdcdoc has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

I also love a good coffee and the best so far is at Mame!
I found an article that talks about the Swiss barista champs that run the 2 cafes in Zürich.

https://europeancoffeetrip.com/two-n...sta-champions/
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank cdcdoc for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 08.03.2020, 15:12
grumpygrapefruit's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NL & sometimes ZH
Posts: 6,359
Groaned at 39 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 17,276 Times in 4,452 Posts
grumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Cafe Lang at Limmatplatz is wonderful, and they have a sheltered south facing terrace so even on days like this you can sit outside.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank grumpygrapefruit for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 08.03.2020, 15:27
Blueangel's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 3,889
Groaned at 105 Times in 96 Posts
Thanked 10,610 Times in 4,679 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Quote:
View Post
Cafe Lang at Limmatplatz is wonderful, and they have a sheltered south facing terrace so even on days like this you can sit outside.
Seconded.
It's doesn't look like much from the outside, but is lovely and cosy inside.

A bit further out, just 10-15 mins on the train or by boat, the beer garden at Hotel Sonne in Kusnacht is wonderful at weekends, or any day in summer. If it's still a bit chilly, you can sit one of the 2 sleighs with a sheepskin blanket over you and hugging a hot chocolate.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Blueangel for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 08.03.2020, 15:44
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored²
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 16,691
Groaned at 359 Times in 246 Posts
Thanked 19,200 Times in 10,022 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Cabaret Voltaire, ZH.

And Le Philosophe, ZH, although it is more of a bar.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 08.03.2020, 16:20
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,908
Groaned at 254 Times in 152 Posts
Thanked 5,528 Times in 2,521 Posts
ZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Babu’s is kind of a place amongst locals:

https://www.babus.ch/
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank ZuriRollt for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 08.03.2020, 20:58
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CH
Posts: 10,918
Groaned at 2,041 Times in 1,124 Posts
Thanked 5,139 Times in 3,246 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

https://spheres.cc/

https://www.watson.ch/schweiz/svp/49...res-attackiert
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank omtatsat for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 09.03.2020, 09:15
grumpygrapefruit's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NL & sometimes ZH
Posts: 6,359
Groaned at 39 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 17,276 Times in 4,452 Posts
grumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

I was just about to suggest spheres, it's on my way home, great place for coffee in the mornings or a wine in the evening. And it's a book shop too!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank grumpygrapefruit for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 09.03.2020, 09:30
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CH
Posts: 10,918
Groaned at 2,041 Times in 1,124 Posts
Thanked 5,139 Times in 3,246 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

i object to paying any more than 4 CHF for a Cappucino. So that cuts out alot of places
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09.03.2020, 09:38
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored²
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 16,691
Groaned at 359 Times in 246 Posts
Thanked 19,200 Times in 10,022 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Quote:
View Post
i object to paying any more than 4 CHF for a Cappucino. So that cuts out alot of places
What if it is a cool place but capuccino would be 4.50?

I have a really friendly community cafe 2min away, it is a work station, too, food, everything. They pay their people well and their coffees are really expensive. I prefer cutting down on the times I go there but still go there.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09.03.2020, 09:51
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Neuchâtel
Posts: 12,611
Groaned at 205 Times in 182 Posts
Thanked 20,612 Times in 8,491 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Are you just looking for recommendations in Zurich or anywhere in Switzerland?

Le Perroquet vert in Bienne (Biel) and the Odéon also in Bienne are both very nice.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Belgianmum for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 09.03.2020, 09:58
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bern
Posts: 1,455
Groaned at 239 Times in 151 Posts
Thanked 2,901 Times in 1,027 Posts
Susie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Can second Cafe Voltaire - the history of the place is super cool.

I also love sitting at the bar at Cafe Odeon. Even though it can get crowded with tourists, it feels like you have stepped back in time & there is something magical about it.

I can also recommend Manuel's, my husband and I popped in for a quick coffee and ended up forgetting our plans and enjoyed the best cocktails I've had in Europe. A lovely surprise and the atmosphere is great.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Susie-Q for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 09.03.2020, 10:42
MusicChick's Avatar
modified, reprogrammed and doctored²
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 16,691
Groaned at 359 Times in 246 Posts
Thanked 19,200 Times in 10,022 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Quote:
View Post
Can second Cafe Voltaire - the history of the place is super cool.

I also love sitting at the bar at Cafe Odeon. Even though it can get crowded with tourists, it feels like you have stepped back in time & there is something magical about it.

I can also recommend Manuel's, my husband and I popped in for a quick coffee and ended up forgetting our plans and enjoyed the best cocktails I've had in Europe. A lovely surprise and the atmosphere is great.
How long does one have to save for one? (Best coctail in Europe).
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09.03.2020, 11:48
olygirl's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: d' Innerschwiiz
Posts: 6,800
Groaned at 308 Times in 211 Posts
Thanked 15,865 Times in 4,852 Posts
olygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Quote:
View Post
Are you just looking for recommendations in Zurich or anywhere in Switzerland?

Le Perroquet vert in Bienne (Biel) and the Odéon also in Bienne are both very nice.
I started with the idea of cafes in Zürich but let's extend it to cafes in Switzerland. We all love travelling and making a cafe part of your destination could be quite fun.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09.03.2020, 12:38
spaghetti's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Zurich
Posts: 193
Groaned at 7 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 280 Times in 119 Posts
spaghetti has a reputation beyond reputespaghetti has a reputation beyond reputespaghetti has a reputation beyond reputespaghetti has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Kafischnaps, great brunch
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank spaghetti for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 09.03.2020, 12:56
FCBarca's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La Côte
Posts: 1,292
Groaned at 100 Times in 51 Posts
Thanked 1,405 Times in 644 Posts
FCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

In Nyon, Ex Machina is US sized and has good espresso & other offerings but I actually prefer the smaller & more personal Venezia on Rue de la Gare in Nyon
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank FCBarca for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 09.03.2020, 13:05
Caleb's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,034
Groaned at 14 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 1,818 Times in 722 Posts
Caleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond reputeCaleb has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Quote:
View Post
How long does one have to save for one? (Best coctail in Europe).
If we're opening up to cocktails, I suggest the Kronenhalle Bar (not the restaurant), not 50m away from the Odeon. Original Chagall and Picasso paintings on the walls (among others).
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Caleb for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 09.03.2020, 16:29
spaghetti's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Zurich
Posts: 193
Groaned at 7 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 280 Times in 119 Posts
spaghetti has a reputation beyond reputespaghetti has a reputation beyond reputespaghetti has a reputation beyond reputespaghetti has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Oh here's another one if you like scones and cakes:

Miyuko
Beckenhofstrasse 7, 8006 Zürich
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09.03.2020, 16:55
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bern
Posts: 1,455
Groaned at 239 Times in 151 Posts
Thanked 2,901 Times in 1,027 Posts
Susie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cafes that you'd recommend

Quote:
View Post
How long does one have to save for one? (Best coctail in Europe).
They weren't as expensive as going to Kronenhalle etc., and just as good - even though I looove Kronenhalle.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Susie-Q for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
cafe, cafés




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best WiFi cafes in Bern? kinosfronimos TV/internet/telephone 2 24.07.2015 21:20
Cafes/ diners in Geneva SophieBarc Entertainment & dining 0 09.02.2015 19:48
nice cafes in lausanne Susie_cue Entertainment & dining 11 15.01.2011 02:54
Restaurants&Cafes in Zurich TheRock Food and drink 3 23.03.2010 20:15
Coffee prices going up in cafes RetiredInNH Food and drink 7 05.12.2007 10:36


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0