Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Entertainment & dining  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06.04.2007, 22:20
Vince's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Uster, ZH
Posts: 144
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 95 Times in 57 Posts
Vince has made some interesting contributions
Best Grand Café in Zurich?

What I miss in Zürich, is a nice grand café like they have lots of in Amsterdam. Hopefully, that's just because I haven't found one since I live here.

A place to have a good coffee (not from a push-the-button-machine, but for example from a proper Cimbali machine), where you can sit and relax on a Saturday on Sunday afternoon. Where they have international newspapers and magazines. Where a variety of people come, with a lively, colourful, informal atmopshere.
I asked in Odeon on Limmatquai, where the response was..."ah..a grand café like they have in Paris you mean??". I do not mean a packed Movenpick at Stadelhofen, nor a Lindt+Sprungli coffeeplace, or a Starbucks which seems to attract backpack tourists and teenagers in great numbers and the coffee really isn't good quality. What I'm frankly hoping to find is a Zürich-equivalent to De Jaren in Amsterdam.

My closest find so far, and recommend people to go, would be the Kafischnaps. Nice atmosphere, mix of people, good coffee machine and nice brunch/lunch menu.

Any better ideas for places like this or better in or around Zürich?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30.11.2015, 14:35
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
rozasia has no particular reputation at present
Re: Best Grand Café in Zurich?

Maybe Cafe New Zaeland? I am also still looking to find a good cafe in Zurich. I haven't been there yet but heard it is a nice one!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12.12.2015, 11:32
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
AN.A has no particular reputation at present
Re: Best Grand Café in Zurich?

Maybe check out Café Noir (not sure if they have food but the coffee is great) or Kafi Schofel - food is good here as well atmosphere. There is also a nice outdoor area when the weather permits.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13.12.2015, 15:42
Uncle Max's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Züri
Posts: 7,553
Groaned at 164 Times in 105 Posts
Thanked 8,424 Times in 3,486 Posts
Uncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Best Grand Café in Zurich?

Kafi Dihei on Zurlindenstrasse near Idaplatz isn't 'Gran' but the coffee, food, service & welcome are all top notch. Anglophile staff; slightly hip - due to location rather than design - and always busy. Closed Tuesdays.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Uncle Max for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 04.01.2016, 12:54
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 35
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
tmagnus has no particular reputation at present
Re: Best Grand Café in Zurich?

For great coffee, cake and ambience try:

http://www.conditorei-cafe-schober.c...estaurant.html

Just across the road also for amazing coffee (even Blue Mountain by the cup) try:

http://www.schwarzenbach.ch/teecafe

I don't know much about Amsterdam Gran Cafes but these two have outstanding coffee, ambience, and little delicious things - sweet and savoury.

Hope it helps...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09.01.2016, 21:43
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CH
Posts: 10,970
Groaned at 2,032 Times in 1,120 Posts
Thanked 5,139 Times in 3,246 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Best coffee house/cafe in Zürich

Im looking for a nice place to go for coffee/snack in Zürich. It has to be somewhat romantic. Any tips?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09.01.2016, 22:16
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Geneva
Posts: 17
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
mytwocentimes has no particular reputation at present
Re: Best coffee house/cafe in Zürich

Try here

Romantic in spades

Homepage http://www.conditorei-cafe-schober.ch/

Last edited by 3Wishes; 09.01.2016 at 22:29. Reason: URL shorteners not allowed, left main link
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank mytwocentimes for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 10.01.2016, 11:15
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,958
Groaned at 79 Times in 58 Posts
Thanked 4,230 Times in 2,278 Posts
rainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Best coffee house/cafe in Zürich

cakefriends.ch has very good cakes, at least.
But it's usually very crowded.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 20.01.2016, 20:40
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 12
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
yeara has no particular reputation at present
Re: Best Grand Café in Zurich?

http://www.lastanza.ch/ in Bleicherweg

Possibly Babu's Coffeehouse, but their baking is much better than their coffee.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 25.01.2016, 19:05
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
SiDi L. has no particular reputation at present
Re: Best Grand Café in Zurich?

Henrici in Niederdorf - when it gets warm you can also sit outside

www.cafe-henrici.ch
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12.02.2016, 09:34
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
greenleaf has no particular reputation at present
Re: Best Grand Café in Zurich?

Some more ideas, Milchbar - http://www.milchbar.ch/
or perhaps Cafe Grande- http://grande-zurich.ch/
Reply With Quote
Reply




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
Where to borrow, buy and donate second-hand english books in Zurich Nanda Other/general 8 06.08.2021 14:55
Grand Rapids MI to Manchester to Zurich doglover Introductions 6 05.04.2007 09:18
Specific information re: working in Zurich hicduk Employment 11 13.03.2007 17:26
Zurich - An Opportunity?? aa_248 Employment 15 14.11.2006 00:35


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 17:13.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0