Coffee-Shops & Tea Houses

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So find here where to enjoy a full english breakfast, sweet waffles, the perfect egg benedicte or a mind blowing pain au caramel. So in regards of food theres everything you are looking for. But sometimes you’re not that hungry, so you just want to have a fresh brewed cup of tea or a simple flat white.


Löwenstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich

Babus Bakery is a little bit more well known and mostly crowded. They have a delicious Strawberry-Tart and the waffles are spectacular. For curing your hangover, I recommend the Roastbeef-Bagel or Rösti mit Wiedikerli. It’s pricey but from time to time, affordable.


Molkenstrasse 15, 8004 Zurich

Bank as the name already implies, is located in a former bank building. They serve delicious brunch. When arriving, you receive a small menu-sheet where you can tick the boxes to order. Next door there is the popular bakery, John Baker.


Werdstrasse 54, 8004 Zürich

Bubbles developed to one of my favourite Brunch-Place on Sundays. The people there are super friendly, and the food prices are very reasonable. Order your own dish or use the Pirate-Plate to try the food from your mates.

Café des Amis

Nordstrasse 88, 8037 Zürich 

A small hide away in the middle of Wipkingen. Café des Amis – Bar et Bistro offers delicious brunch and I can strongly recommend the crêpes. It’s lovely to sit outside with a cup of tea.

Café Elena

Neumühlequai 10, 8001 Zürich 

A wall full of roses, velvet chairs and marble tables, pure girlyness! Get a smoothies and a bagel to enjoy the afternoon, but they also serve delicious brunch.

Café du Bonheur

Zypressenstrasse 115, 8004 Zürich

Having a great time at the Café du Bonheur. At this place, friends & family from the blocks around come together, which is really nice. Therefore, please note that especially a lot of children will be there.

Café Lang

Limmatplatz 7, 8005 Zürich 

Located at Limmatplatz, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and watch people coming and going. They have good croissants.

Cupcake Affair

Spitalgasse 10, 8001 Zürich

I stop by sometimes for one of the delicious Cupcakes of this small shop. It offers you a warm welcome with a few tables inside and a bench outside. No matter if you’re in a hurry and take one to go or if you want to sit down, a cupcake is the time worth.  Ask for the Cupcake of the day!

Grand Café Lochergut

Badenerstrasse  230, 8004 Zürich

With the influence of the Oriental and Mediterranean kitchen, the Grand Café is a lively and lovely place for everyone. The bagel egg Benedict is fantastic. During warmer weather, you can also enjoy your coffee outside.


Rennweg 53, 8001 Zürich

Honold was the place to eat breakfast on a Saturday morning with the family. One of my most treasured childhood memories. In my opinion, they serve the best Butterbrezel in the world. Followed by the tasty cheese crumpets and the Birchermüesli with whipped cream.

Kafi Dihei

Zurlindenstrasse 231, 8003 Zürich

A little more quiet and hidden is the lovely Kafi Dihei. As the name already says – it feels like home, actually more like Grandma’s living room. I love their waffles for breakfast with hot berry sauce or a homemade porridge and in the afternoon they serve freshly baked scones. 

Kafi Freud

Schaffhauserstrasse 118, 8057 Zürich

Kafi Freud is a lovely, small and green café, near the university Irchel. It’s a nice place for breakfast in a calm atmosphere. They can even offer you a vegan Gipfeli.

Le Pain Quotedien

Römerhofplatz 5, 8032 Zürich

I only knew this place from Geneva. But now I am super happy that this place opened up in Zurich.

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Kleine Freiheit

Weinbergstrasse 38, 8006 Zürich

Welcome to Kleine Freiheit or translated little freedom. This is one of my favorites in summer, sit outside and enjoy the sun.

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La Stanza

Bleicherweg 10, 8002 Zürich

Small café who serves great coffee to start perfectly well into the day. Unfortunately, they do not serve tea. However, the pastries are great and I enjoy drinking my orange juice from a wine glass.

Le Raymond

Bleicherweg 8, 8001 Zürich

With a nice view to over the Schanzengraben, Le Raymond is a great option for breakfast to start into the day and in the evening the bar offers a great variation of drinks and cocktails.


Kappelergasse 16, 8001 Zürich

After a shopping spree at the Bahnhofstrasse, take a break at the Milchbar for a cup of coffee / tea.  A delightful place in the heart of Zurich, near the lake, with an outside seating area in the courtyard.


Bärengasse 20, 8001 Zürich

This lovely Japanese touched Café designed by Sara Hochuli and her partner is just lovely. A little pricey, but the afternoon tea can really be recommended, great scones and a lot of nice tea blends. When looking for a sugar rush, one of the cake pieces is undoubtedly the thing you need. 

Monocle Café

Dufourstrasse 90, 8008 Zürich

Monocle creates my favourite travel guides, and now they opened up a Café in Zurich. Enjoy a cup of coffee while reading the paper or figuring out what you should take home from the Monocle store.


Schützengasse 7, 8001 Zürich 

During weekdays, mornings wonderfully quiet. I often come here for breakfast before work as it’s so close to Zurich main station. Palette offers a comfy atmosphere for a coffee or tea. It’s a lovely-designed place and great for having some talks and also for work.

Pension zum guten Glück

Stationsstrasse 7, 8007 Zürich

Looking for great waffles or pancakes or puffers (mini pancakes)? Zum guten Glück is a café, a bar and a bed & breakfast in the middle of Wiedikon. After a long night out, this place offers you a hearty breakfast to cure your hangover for sure.


Hardturmstrasse 66, 8005 Zürich

Bar, Buch, Bühne = Bar, Books, Stage

I mostly go there to be inspired. It has this poetic atmosphere which makes me feel productive. I go there especially for studying and reading.


Franklinstrasse 9, 8050 Zürich

Finally a lovely café opened up in Oerlikon. Try one of their delicious Stulle and stay for a while.

169 West

Weststrasse 169, 8003 Zürich

Breakfast, tea time, wine time, the 169 West offers something tasty any time of the day. A fresh croissant, homemade granola and delicious appetizers.

Collective Bakery

Förrlibuckstrasse 160, 8005 Zürich

Baked goods from heaven. My favourites are the pain au caramel and the morning bun ( a croissant, in the shape of a muffin with a cinnamon and sugar coating).


Degenriedstrasse 135, 8032 Zürich

Hidden in the forrest of Zurich, you will find Degenried.

Juicery 21

Sihlstrasse 93, 8001 Zürich

For lunch of just a quick coffee break. Juicery is a lovely place to go.