We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Schober

Napfgasse 4, Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)
Improve this listing
Ranked #40 of 1,288 restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Old Town
Write a Review

165 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Don't visit Schober if you're Starbucks regular or you are on a tight budget and in a hurry. It's like stepping back in time when you enter. Decor and ambience are all part of the experience. We enjoyed a leisurely coffee and cake there several times during our week in Zurich, my husband favouring the apple strudel with vanilla custard... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had just arrived in Zurich and decided to take a walk through the old part of the city. We were looking for a place to have lunch and we saw this what looked like a little bakery/café. There were some seats outside so we sat down and looked at the menu. The menu was totally in German. Usually menus... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A beautiful cafe in the Old Town district of Zurich. A very quiet and peaceful courtyard setting for a tasty light lunch. The pastries and chocolates on display looked absolutely wonderful. Definitely must return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were wandering around Zurich on a Sunday morning looking for a cafe for breakfast when we stumbled on this cafe. From the outside it looked like a tiny bakery but, like the tardis, it is far bigger on the inside. We had a great breakfast (coffee and pastries) in a lovely atmosphere. I would recommend this cafe to friends... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I had dinner in a restaurant and were looking for dessert. We asked the after in a bar where we could go to find dessert and coffee and he suggested that this was the best dessert in Zurich. A little hard to find at night as the main shop was in darkness. Once we found our way... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore/San Francisco
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

When everything else in old town Zurich is full, Cafe Schober always comes to the rescue. Its low ceilings and cozy couches fulfill all fantasies of a 300 year old coffee house, and their simple menu with flammenkuchen, quiche, and salads to go with your coffee, hot chocolate, beer or wine are perfect for a main meal or at weird... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The only reason I am giving a rating 4 is because of the nice and cosy atmosphere. Otherwise the cakes were not good. Eclair was quite bad.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We arrived around 6pm since our teenager wanted a "Good" hot chocolate on her trip to Zurich. It was all decorated perfectly for Easter and there were so many choices for chocolates and pastries. I am a coffee drinker, but had the hot chocolate which was amazing served with whipped cream. The atmosphere is cozy, whimsical and elegant!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lyon, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

It was one of the best breakfast in my life, the hot chocolate is so delicious, the cakes are really tasty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Austria
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

You have to enjoy Péclard for yourselves – you won’t regret it. During the warmer seasons opt for a table on the flowery terrace and have excellent teas and sweets. I come here everytime I am in Zurich and have never been let down, it’s always a wonderful place to unwind and feel detached from the busy city life …

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Schober also viewed

Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

Been to Cafe Schober? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cafe Schober, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing