How about a bar-tour tonight, followed by a brunch in one of the many cafés tomorrow morning?
Our BAR suggestions:
- Have a beer at the recently reopened Ole Ole Bar.
- Enjoy a cocktail at Dante or Grande or at the splendid Raygrodski.
- Drink & dance at the Longstreet Bar.
- Join the party people for a Cuba Libre at Bar3000.
- Maybe the best food is served at Kafi Dihei.
- If you want to bring along children, go to Kafi Für Dich.
- The oriental food lovers will be happy at Maison Blunt.
- Very relaxed is the atmosphere at Piazza, Dini Mueter or KAFISCHNAPPS.
Well, all there is to say: don’t drink too much tonight so that you can still enjoy breakfast tomorrow!
You have to visit one of the following bars – or both of them:
Dante – how to enjoy cocktails @Chreis4
What to expect? Simple, but classy furniture with the perfect details. The guys behind the bar mix the cocktails with a lot of dedication and are always friendly and dressed stylishly with bow ties. The long menu offers countless delicious drinks – ask the bar staff if you need help to choose!
Grande – little brother in the city centre
Grande is located at the Limmatquai – in the heart of Zurich’s old town. But besides the position, it’s very similar to Dante. No surprise as the two bars have the same owner!
Enjoy the perfect Old Fashioned, Gin Tonic, Pimms… in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Finding a cosy coffee shop in Zurich where you and your child are welcome can be challenging. That’s why we asked the expert: Sara from mammaconnect explored the city and made a little guide about her experiences. This is what she wrote to us:
“Coffee places in Zurich are not as baby-friendly as the ones in Berlin or other cities, where there are special coffee shops or restaurants. So almost every mother has the same problem: Where can I go to have a coffee with my baby? I tried to make a baby-friendly coffee guide for Zurich. The guide consist of 47 cafés in Zurich and you’ll find places where you can take a coffee with your child, where they have a changing table or you can give your baby some food.”
Here are two suggestions from Sara:
• Kafi Dihei: You and your baby are very welcome. There is even a special area for children to play with toys. The food is really great too. Just nearby the Kafi Dihei is the Fritschiwiese with a playground for kids.
• Tibits at NZZ Bistro: The insider tip for mothers with children. The place is spacious and has a special area for kids to play. The Tibits only serves vegetarian food.
Order Saras baby-friendly coffee guide for Zurich on www.mammaconnect.ch. (The guide is in German)
We are happy to answer your question, Jaan. These are the three places with probably the best coffee in town:
Situated at a beautiful square in the old town of Zurich, Café Henrici serves very delicious coffee. They put a lot of effort into picking the right mix of beans and roasting, but also adjusting their machines accordingly. They are really friendly and happy to inform you about their mix of beans, so just ask.
The coffee at La Stanza is one of the best in town. At this real Italian place, you have to try the Espresso, it is heavenly! Many people know that, so it’s no longer an insider tip. But it’s definitely worth a visit.
At this marketplace and restaurant, you’ll find nice local and fresh food as well as one of the best coffees in town. It comes from Zurichs small roasting facility Café Noir and is rather strong. After this refreshment, you might be into some shopping at the Viaduktbögen?
For other coffee places, where you can read or study unhurriedly, check out our post from April 4.
If you’re looking for a nicer place to study than the university halls, you have several choices in walking distance. Here are our favorites:
Zähringer is just next to the Zentralbibliothek (central library) and serves yummie vegetarian food.
Schoffel has the best selection of cakes, just in case you’re having a sugar rush.
In Café Bar Grande the friendly staff makes you feel at home at once.
Henrici has so many delicious things to try, it might be hard to concentrate on your studies.
The Literaturhaus has a public cafeteria. It’s rather plain, but the presence of the masterpieces of many great writers might inspire you.