We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cafe Confiserie Schiesser

$$ - $$$
Swiss, Cafe, European
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Marktplatz 19, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 61 261 60 77
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 55: English reviews
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
1,387 reviews
745 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 651 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I was looking for a place with nice chocolates and was referred to here by Valentin from the Tourist office. The Café Confiserie Tea Room is located at Marktplatz and offer prime sidewalk seating with views of the square and Rathaus. On nice days, the sidewalk tables are prime real estate and hard to come by. On my visit, I... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
164 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Right opposite the Rathaus, the first floor tea room provides good views. Very nice place for people watching and relaxing in an old, historic sort of place. We had icecream shakes- the one with mango was brilliant. Pista one was so so. High price for milkshake, but what is cheap in this country ?

Thank iyer_kaushik
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Walk through the pastry shop and up the stairs to the unassuming tea room and get ready for afternoon delight! The two rooms are dark wood paneled giving the place and old world flair, reinforced by waitresses in Bavarian costume. Friendly and helpful the service is excellent and unobtrusive at the same time. Food good and served quickly. I came... More 

Thank Uchi-mama
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Here you find very fine and tasty chocolate self made by Schiesser a chocolatier after more than 100 years. Many different types of it, uniques and all very fine and tasty. You must taste it if you go to Basel.

Thank Walter A
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Not too sweet. Not too bitter. Perfectly done. And great location to sit and watch the world go by. I hear the marzipan and chocolate truffles are equally as spectacular.

Thank Rona P
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Stopped here for chocolate. Lots of choices. Different truffles, sweets and chocolates. Friendly staff.

Thank LauraOB79
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Across the square from the Rathaus. Fast friendly service. Excellent coffee and tea. Croissants hit the spot.

Thank robmcchlery
Soest, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Nice place, delicious sweets. We had a table at the window. Nice view from the Marketplace and Rathaus. Furniture as in the old times from Kaiserin Sissy, i liked it :-)

Thank Chapsies
Stamford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
409 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Really liked this place, old fashioned, yes expensive, but service was friendly and the place is frequented by Swiss as well as tourists. Good for coffee and a cake not sure I would eat a meal there

Thank BobStamford
Level Contributor
106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and good food with a great location on the square. It is on the 2nd floor, first floor is a chocolate and candy store. Soup was wonderful and pastries very good. Highly recommend!

Thank Donald G

Travelers who viewed Cafe Confiserie Schiesser also viewed

Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel

Been to Cafe Confiserie Schiesser? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marktplatz 19, Basel 4001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 60 77

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Confiserie Schiesser staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?