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Spheres

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Escher Wyss
French, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Bistro
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Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
044 440 66 22
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Spacious café/library next to Puls5

We had breakfast at Sphères. The French croissants and the hot chocolate were delicious. The birchermüesli was ok but not spectacular. There is a library in the café and it is definitely a good place to discuss since it is not too noisy inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jamesfood
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Zurich, Switzerland
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English first
Louhans, France
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126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This café is in the more alternative Hardbrücke area of Zurich, which is being more and more modernized. The café, situated on the river, has a wide range of nice offerings, being located in a book shop. This gives it a special flavor.... You have to order your drinks and meals at the bar, the staff being very friendly and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Café with bookshop and sometimes reading events. Nice in and outside, urban street or peaceful river view, to have a coffee or beer or one of the various snacks... Solo or meeting friends... this café is always perfect! This place is one of my favorite bars since many years! Ordering and paying at the bar, staff serves food and cleanes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

One of my favorite spots to have a drink, a small side dish and read —which you won't do alone at Sphères. They offer a impressive collection of German books about philosophy, politics and sociology, if your too lazy to bring your own.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had breakfast at Sphères. The French croissants and the hot chocolate were delicious. The birchermüesli was ok but not spectacular. There is a library in the café and it is definitely a good place to discuss since it is not too noisy inside.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you want to enjoy a coffee at a coffee shop / bookstore, looking at a busy street or the river (on the back side), surrounded by a "youngish" crowd, a bit hipster-like, a bit "alternative young professional"-looking, far from the touristy Zurich neighborhoods, then this is a good place to go. Coffee is decent (cappuccino tends to be too... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 404 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
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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204 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 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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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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: French, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Bistro
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?