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“Starbucks Alternative” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Caffe Spettacolo

Caffe Spettacolo
Airport Railtravel Place, Zurich 8060, Switzerland
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Ranked #1,187 of 1,408 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Starbucks Alternative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Spettacolo operates coffee shops all over Switzerland. They can be found in all major airports, train stations, and so on, and are apparently owned by Valora, the outfit which runs the Kiosks all over Switzerland. Often, you will see them together in the same location. In my opinion, the quality of the coffee and sandwiches is somewhat better than Starbucks. No nasty surprises yet. Starbucks perhaps has a slightly better seating area and often free WLAN.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“good, expensive coffee but poor food!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We had one Espresso, one coffee crème, one small sandwich and one focaccia ( oven-baked Italian bread) for the price of 23CHF! The quality of the coffee was good but the sandwiches were horrible bad. A sweet bread roll with Swiss cheese?! And the focaccia had something in which made me sick. Very nice feeling before a flight. Would not go there again, there are better places to eat at the airport Zürich.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Spettacolo_ZH, Marketing at Caffe Spettacolo, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear David

Thank you very much for our rating. Unfortunately this sandwich with Swiss chees is not for everyone but many people like this little bit sweet tasting bread. Our Focaccias are actually our best selling sandwiches at all so I'm really sorry that it made you feeling sick, because they get freshly produced every day. Sounds awful!
We look forward to your valued custom in the future and would like to invite you for your next Coffee. If you could send us your adress we would like to send you 2 coffee vouchers.

Best wishes

Your Spettacolo Team
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Cappuccino and croissant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Neat coffee shop where you can choose your coffees in three different varieties, mild, medium or dark roasted coffe beans! So when you reach the airport station, drop in and taste a nice coffe or a cool beer before dropping you bags in check-in 3!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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