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Odeon Cafe & Bar

Old Town
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Limmatquai 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
044 251 16 50
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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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: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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fine ambience, and friendly staff

Unchanged ( it seems) since last visit more than 30 years ago! Crowded but cozy, with good range of drinks and snacks. We were there for afternoon tea, but would love to come for brunch

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to come often to the Odeon to have a after dinner drink with my friends on Fridays, however due to serval reason I did not return to the Odeon for almost two years. That`s why I was more than happily surprised that this old fashioned and historic cafe did keep it's style and atmosphere! Absolutely great!

Thank Ryan G
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unchanged ( it seems) since last visit more than 30 years ago! Crowded but cozy, with good range of drinks and snacks. We were there for afternoon tea, but would love to come for brunch

Thank balibob
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stopped by for a quick solo - and to be fair, pretty decent - bite for lunch. I ordered a main course and asked for a glass of tap water, for which I got charged CHF3 (almost EUR3, enough to buy two cups of espresso most places in Italy!!). When I got the bill I brought this silliness to... More 

Thank VerityCP
Tschanz_Management, Manager at Odeon Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Dear VerityCP, Thank you for taking the time to write us. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced. The Odeon does in fact charge for Zurich tap water, but with good reason. We donate funds to a non-profit organization which commits itself to the improvement of drinking water for those less fortunate around the World... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

we'll you just have to visit it! you will take your coffee and you will watch the view outside just like Albert Einstein did at his time here... i am not saying that i was thrilled, but, it has something misterius.. and there is no wifi, you have to talk to each other here!

Thank Claire V
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The Odeon brings back sentiments of bars from the 40s. A relaxed, conversational vibe, blended with bright windows, great views, and friendly service make this place a fantastic stop for a late afternoon drink. The venue has a great reputation and for the amount of press it gets the prices are on the very reasonable side given the standard high... More 

Thank Frank M
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you ever wondered how it was like to have a bite of your favourite sandwich, or sip a cup of hot coffee, or hot chocolate or sit on the counter and order your drinks, Odeon Café is your place in central Zürich. I like the ambiance and love the fact that many people meet here to have a good... More 

Thank RajanThambehalli
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is a historic café & bar also serving food. During summer time along the street where you can watch the world go past. Had the wienerschnitzel, which was served with Pomme Frites and a wedge of lemon. just under 25 CHF. Schnitzel was tasty, albeit not the size of a toilet lid, rather two small wallet sized pieces and... More 

Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I went for a dessert and a coffee and worth it. The place is very well decorated, has a lot of history and the things are delicious!

Thank anapaulabarr0s
Singapore, Singapore
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200 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Nice old (>100 years) cafe, good service, moderately priced for the location on the edge of the old town on Limmatquai. Great place to meet people, watch people, generally do the old-school cafe thing. Trumps the Starbucks next door!

Thank hoboesque
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Where artists, writers and thespians used to drink or perhaps still do. A famous book was written here, so famous that no one knew the title. Very nice, and as ever clean with very good service.

Thank Tim O

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am

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