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Odeon Cafe & Bar

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Limmatquai 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
044 251 16 50
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7:00 am - 2:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great location , good service and extremely clean . Odeon has had illustrious regulars and maintains magnificence since 1911. Good if you want have lunch, coffee or just a beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great location , good service and extremely clean . Odeon has had illustrious regulars and maintains magnificence since 1911. Good if you want have lunch, coffee or just a beer.

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great place to sit and have a beer and people watch. Food was pretty good as well. I asked for a typical Zurich dish and got sausage and Rosti and it was good. Wait staff was friendly as well.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My husband loved it, he ordered some traditional swiss meal recommended by the waitress. She also suggested a burger which I got. Definitely did not like it, strange texture. People watching is excellent. Service started out fantastic and then the waitress disappeared. Overall pretty good.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Food and drinks are good but you really go here for the history of the place. Interesting to note that Einstein and Lenin (not together of course) both sat down and had coffee in this shop.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had just landed and checked in to our hotel, so we needed a light lunch and Cafe Odeon was the perfect spot to recharge our batteries. Nice friendly waiter, huge huge salads made the price so reasonable. Outdoor seating made for great people watching! Delicious and fresh. Healthy.

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El Dorado Hills
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Needed some lighter fare after a big raclette dinner the night before - found this place and got exactly what we needed. Big salads, crispy flatbreads with side-salads, salmon on toast with salad - really hit the spot. Loved the sign that said (in English) "No WiFi - TALK to each other" - we did! Even the teenagers!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I enjoyed my dinner at the Odeon. We arrived late on a week night and enjoyed dinner on the outdoor patio. I felt like the quality wasn't as high as the price (even in pricey Zurich) but overall the food was tasty and I'd go again but with lower expectations.

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Baden, Aargau, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Dada, dandy, poetry, artist bar, legendary place to be for decades - and just a hop away from the Lake, that is the Oedeon. get a drink there, sit outside, watch the nice and fancy people and get the feeling of an artsy place to hang out. And you can eat there, too...

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It was quite late on a Wednesday evening when we stopped in for drinks, but the cafe was still busy. Definitely a cool experience to sit, chat and enjoy the music and candlelight, marble walls and brass details while imagining all of the fascinating conversations and debates that happened in that space since the early 1900's! So many interesting people... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great situated in the middle of town. A bit pricy and staff not very friendly. If a bar is closing down, I would expect to be informed and not just have the Sun shades closed over our heads!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?