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Spheres

Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland (Escher Wyss)
044 440 66 22
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Ranked #344 of 1,305 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Bar, Bistro
Good for: Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Escher Wyss
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Escher Wyss
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Lucerne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Reviewer
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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Zürich, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

Spheres could be nice with its combination of bar, café and bookstore. 'Could' because smoking is not prohibited and I don't like to smell like an ashtray after a restaurant visit. Another issue is an employee of Asian origin, she tends to be rather snippy. The other staff members, however, are friendly although sometimes struggling to cope with serving all... More

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NY, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

Great place to get a coffee, relax, read the paper, etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

Out-of-the-ordinary restaurant/cafe/bookstore with delitious food and a vintage terrace to dine at the riverside.

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