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“Romantic, Delicious, Perfect Swiss Moment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Schober

Cafe Schober
Napfgasse 4, Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #40 of 1,443 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
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“Romantic, Delicious, Perfect Swiss Moment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My husband read the reviews on Trip Advisor and we set out for breakfast late in the morning. As others have mentioned, it's not easy to find. I smelled the divine aroma of baked goods and told him to forget about his choice because I found a winner.

The name on the reddish awning is "Conditorei (large letters) underneath it reads in smaller letters"Schober". Inside the doors is the patisserie displaying an amazing array of delights. We had dessert for brunch. The best was a hazelnut/cream concoction on a crispy waffle-like base, topped with a hazelnut meringue dipped in dark chocolate. The coffee house is inside and to the right. It is named Peclard and we discovered that both of our travel styles melded. We were at the same Peclard that he was searching for.

It's worth the search. Use your nose, use your GPS, just go, have coffee and eat ANYTHING they make in this divinely beautiful setting. Look for the awning and the "Conditorei".

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“An island of peace and cosiness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Just on one of the cute small street snaking through the Niederdorf (old town) district, this small café is delivering on what it promises from outside. Nice terrace for poseurs and cosy interior courtyard for discreet romance.
The food is just impeccably presented and tastes wonderful. The service is good albeit slow, which is in line to provide the perfect atmosphere for a slow afternoon.
A must do for a romantic break in the city.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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466 restaurant reviews
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636 helpful votes 636 helpful votes
“Excellent Cafe... Step Back in Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I love the feel of this place and it's old world charm. Tables at the outside cafe are tight but manageable. Drinks, coffees were perfectly made, salads fresh and delicious, Found pastries hit and miss... chocolates superb. Also, check out the homemade spirits shop with special glass bottles located adjacent to the cafe. Highly Recommended

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Merseyside, UK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great for a breakfast in Zurich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Set in a nice courtyard this is an excellent traditional Swiss cafe with an extensive menu. Service was very good and the atmosphere relaxed. The only downside is the cost - which given the exchange rate makes it hard on a tourist's wallet...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Best café in Zürich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is the best café in Zürich. Whatever you choose to order - a piece of cake, a light meal, a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, literally anything - you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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