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Cafe & Bar Odeon

#211 of 1,413 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
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Limmatquai 2, Zurich 8001 , Switzerland
044 251 16 50
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Today
8:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Historical place

It was a pleasure to visit such a historical place, which Lenin, Einstein and other famouse persons liked to visit. Tasty deserts and drinks. However, it is very overcrowded due to it's popularity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Mashafir
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was a pleasure to visit such a historical place, which Lenin, Einstein and other famouse persons liked to visit. Tasty deserts and drinks. However, it is very overcrowded due to it's popularity.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just saw a waiter argue with a group of nice clients ordering orange juice. They complained the OJ was rancid and the waiter- already in a bad mood while waiting on us - argued with them that they were wrong and the OJ was good. Heated argument. The waiter would not let go. The clients got up and left. I... More 

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zrh
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

especially if the terasse is open. classic traditional cafe/bar. weekend nights it attracts homosexuals. i dont mind this at all. service is fast, food is ok, and drinks are good.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We headed here for a few beers to escape the cold weather. It has a cosy and friendly atmosphere. Very Swiss. Good quality beers. A great selection of wines and spirits. We did not eat - but the food looked filling and hearty. A great find if you want to feel you are in Switzerland!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A great spot to have a quick lunch. Very conveniently located and has a good selection of food and drinks. The Swiss Burger is highly recommended. In winter, there is a specialty of spicy beef with spaetzle. Worth a visit when in Zurich.

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Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews 120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited on a week day (after work) with friends for drinks. The bar is located near the lake and in the upmarket area of Zurich. As soon as you enter, large chandeliers and old style decor is very welcoming. There was a nice buzz about and the bar was full even on a week day. The atmosphere was of... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

good beer and excellent coffee. not many are open after 2300 during this time of the year. They do serve various dishes that look and smell good.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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209 reviews 209 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is the ideal place for s drink after. They have a great selection of drinks and also serve food. The interior with high ceilings is compelling.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We choose to have breakfast at Cafe & Bar Odeon in Zurich as it is centrally located and opens early [8am]. There is a good choice of breakfasts including cooked dishes as well as an a la carte menu. Probably my failing as a 'foreigner' but I ordered a roll assuming butter/jam were standard. How wrong could I be! Just... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Bustling city centre bar/restaurant with a formidable history (Einstein, Joyce, Lenin...). High-ceilings, mirrors, and full-on Jugendstil. I found the place fascinating, and yes, you do have to wait for a table to become free while locals have very leisurely coffee or beer. It's that kind of place, frequented by tourists and locals alike, if you want fast-food you need a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Limmatquai 2, Zurich 8001 , Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 044 251 16 50

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 am

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