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Spheres

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Escher Wyss
Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas, Bistro
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Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
044 440 66 22
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Today
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Coffee house near the Limmat

Spheres is located near Hardbrucke and the back side of the place faces the Limmat River. The closest public transit is Tram #17, though Tram #4/13 stops about a block away. This cafe has sidewalk seating at the front of the building, a covered outdoor seating area on the side of the building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
FormerCaliBoy
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Zurich, Switzerland
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566 reviews 566 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Spheres is located near Hardbrucke and the back side of the place faces the Limmat River. The closest public transit is Tram #17, though Tram #4/13 stops about a block away. This cafe has sidewalk seating at the front of the building, a covered outdoor seating area on the side of the building which these seats have blankets for customer... More 

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Zurich city, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Spheres is a wonderful place to go. The decoration is quite minimalistic but cozy. As seating is provided in the "sun room", outside, inside and upstairs there is almost always a table free somewhere. The staff is always very friendly and although the menu of non-alcoholic drinks isn't very extensive, the things they do serve are quite good. Their selection... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Loved "sphères" , it's different places to eat, upstairs, main floor, within the library, outside and in a jardin d'hiver. Plain good food, healthy and delicious, salads, soups, main dishes... Wandered around the books, made a few presents, there are art books, kids books, it is an ordinary library, but with some music, drinks, food, and has a quiet touch,... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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176 reviews 176 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

When I'm in Zurich I always stop by the cafe Spheres. It's bohemian with it's minimalistic but very nice interior. It's self service (you order and pay at the bar). They have an excellent selection of books and postcards. I enjoy the excellent coffee quality as well as the nice cakes and snacks. The background music from classic to indie... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Speres is situated within the development area Zürich West, which is undergoing a breathtaking transormation from an old industrial hub into a new (post)modern urban zone of mixed usage. When strolling through the neighbourhood, a lot of thoughts come to mind. Speres combines a cafe, bookshop and event area within a very decent and relaxed atmosphere. The selected but high... More 

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Zurich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We went there for lunch with our 5 months son. We were rudely asked to leave the buggy right at the entrance whilst my baby was sleeping in, even if there was a lot of free space. Unbelievable ! We decided to leave. I already tested it few months ago, food and terrace are ok but i will never come... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

I know this cafe over the years, and it seems like the clientele is also aging. The selections of books are interesting but not new. Last time I ordered salad for lunch. There was only a slight portion of dressing over lettuce, so I asked for more dressing. A service staff bitterly poured a little more as to imply they... More 

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Well designed and nice atmosphere (good coffee too :). Arty and intellectual, with lots of architecture / history / urban development / art books and the crowd that kind of matches well the library. Friendly with families with kids too - children books are available. Separate salon available for smokers. Good to hand around and spend time in the morning... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

Awesome cafe and bar - especially in summer with garden, glass house and tables on the street. Books are cool too - but 90% German. Arty but cool crowd to match

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

Great Food and Coffee...and u can relax :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Escher Wyss
  • Neighborhood: Escher Wyss
  • Phone Number: 044 440 66 22

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?