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I enjoy heading out early on a Saturday morning down to the lake for a traditional Swiss breakfast which tends to be a coffee/tea/expresso and some delicious gipfeli. But every now and then it would be nice to find a good traditional international breakfast (eggs, bacon, etc). Any suggestions on where to find this type of breakfast, preferably not far from Zug? Thanks.
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Re: Breakfast

International (aka continental) breakfast tends to be a coffee/tea/espresso and some delicious gipfeli.

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https://www.facebook.com/brunchfactoryzug/
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International (aka continental) breakfast tends to be a coffee/tea/espresso and some delicious gipfeli.
Agreed!
Not sure how you can call bacon and eggs an international breakfast. it's maybe N. American or part way there to à full English breakfast. Continental is closer but still continental in my book.
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Re: Breakfast

I was just talking about this with somebody recently.
The Upper Deck is one of the only places in Switzerland, where you can get scrambled eggs early in the morning. They don't offer breakfast at the moment due to Covid opening hours but as restrictions are seemingly dwindling, they should be back to normal operating hours within a foreseeable time frame.
Here's the link: https://upperdeck-zrh.ch/
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I enjoy heading out early on a Saturday morning down to the lake for a traditional Swiss breakfast which tends to be a coffee/tea/expresso and some delicious gipfeli. But every now and then it would be nice to find a good traditional international breakfast (eggs, bacon, etc). Any suggestions on where to find this type of breakfast, preferably not far from Zug? Thanks.
Are you looking for an English breakfast? I have not found a decent one in this country.

But if it's just about eggs, bacon and bigger viariety per se, two websites:

Zug
Zürich

As soon as it is cooked breakfast it's called Brunch here. So look/ask for that.
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Re: Breakfast

"decent English breakfast" is already as funny as it can be
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"decent English breakfast" is already as funny as it can be
Says the person who lives in Swiss.
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I enjoy heading out early on a Saturday morning down to the lake for a traditional Swiss breakfast which tends to be a coffee/tea/expresso and some delicious gipfeli. But every now and then it would be nice to find a good traditional international breakfast (eggs, bacon, etc). Any suggestions on where to find this type of breakfast, preferably not far from Zug? Thanks.
I'm with you. Y'know, I like a nice croissant and pile of processed cheese/ham as much as the next bloke... [cough] but sometimes you need proper food for a change. I don't know Zug that well but there is, or was, a nice farm shop place that served a good cooked breakfast last time I was along that way. Following the road around the lake, with the lake on your right side, it is/was on your left about ?? a mile outside Zug? Maybe a bit less or bit more. We went there one August 1st for 'le brunch' but I think they do/did it every Saturday. If you're quite new to CH then check out Le Brunch which is when farms open their doors to visitors on Aug 1st (Swiss National Day) and feed/entertain them. Of course, Covid may have changed the tradition this year.

Might be a bit far to travel (20-25 min drive) but I was in Horgen recently for a meeting, and we met at a nice coffee place in the Seehalle that had some good brunchy breakfast dishes like Eggs Benedict -- https://restaurant-kaffeeroesterei-seehallen.ch/ (scroll down the page a bit).
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Says the person who lives in Swiss.
Maybe this is exactly why I find English breakfast a tastless bunch of mixed foods hence puzzled its being called 'decent'. But sorry for derailing the thread.
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Maybe this is exactly why I find English breakfast a tastless bunch of mixed foods hence puzzled its being called 'decent'. But sorry for derailing the thread.
This may be a controversial idea but is it possible that people simply like different things based on their country of origin? The OP wasn't asking for your approval to enjoy the food that s/he was brought up eating. A lot of Americans / Brits / Australians (etc) find the continental breakfast a bit over-processed and miserable -- but each to their own.

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This may be a controversial idea but is it possible that people simply like different things based on their country of origin? The OP wasn't asking for your your approval to enjoy the food that s/he was brought up eating. A lot of Americans / Brits / Australians (etc) find the continental breakfast a bit over-processed and miserable -- but each to their own.
Not really, no one can really like tastless meal made from cheap ingridents (that prolly bought from asda). I mean, if you live in CH, why not to enjoy proper food ?
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Maybe this is exactly why I find English breakfast a tastless bunch of mixed foods hence puzzled its being called 'decent'. But sorry for derailing the thread.
You’re right, a full Irish always trumps a full English, no idea what the Welsh or the Scottish get up to in the morning.
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Not really, no one can really like tastless meal made from cheap ingridents (that prolly bought from asda). I mean, if you live in CH, why not to enjoy proper food ?
Yes, because Switzerland is the culinary height of the Western world and known for its exquisite cuisine.
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Not really, no one can really like tastless meal made from cheap ingridents (that prolly bought from asda). I mean, if you live in CH, why not to enjoy proper food ?
So what is proper food exactly? In your opinion.
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Re: Breakfast

Hmmm...we have great breakfast places here but they open a bit later (11am-noonish), crèpes are the best for breakfast (jambon-fromage-epinards-oeuf, anyone?). They are an ok swap for pancakes. And Spanish tortilla replacing hashbrowns. That's my version of light continental.


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You’re right, a full Irish always trumps a full English,
Ah - need an Ulster Fry...
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I'm with you. Y'know, I like a nice croissant and pile of processed cheese/ham as much as the next bloke... [cough].
That was funny. True too though.

What's the easiest way to cook and egg with minimal effort and no skill apart from serving it raw?

Hard boiled - as is the way here. Is it traditional or lazyiness?

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Not really, no one can really like tastless meal made from cheap ingridents (that prolly bought from asda).
That would be like coming to Switzerland and eating supermarket packet-rosti, that weird packet mash potato and pangasius (catfish) panniert.

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I mean, if you live in CH, why not to enjoy proper food ?
Because it's dull if eaten all the time (opinions may vary) .

(Some) people like a change - if they wanted the same thing the whole time, there wouldn't be sushi, Indian, Pizza, or Thai restaurants.

Anyway, you can get proper food in the U.K. too:

A Newmarket sausage beats a dull bratwurst any day.

How about some Suffolk ham carved off the bone rather than that fore-mentioned processed stuff.

Kippers are great for breakfast too.
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So what is proper food exactly? In your opinion.
There are so many choices coming from cultures where people put an effort to make food taste and not just fill up the stomach.
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Re: Breakfast

I am waiting for the OPs next question...where to find a decent bagel in Zug.

As the OP appears to be from Canada, perhaps the word "international" was used instead of Canadian.

Looking for a breakfast consisting of bacon and eggs, along with some form of potatoes and bread is not difficult to find in Canada. Here some hotels, especially near the airport in Zurich, used to offer this.

Our family likes to cook so I can't offer any restaurant advice. On weekends l make poached eggs on whole grain toast which I serve with cherry tomatoes, as well as yoghurt and fresh fruit.
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