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Cafe Schober

Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
Swiss, Cafe, European
As featured in One Day in Zurich
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Napfgasse 4, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always very full, the hot chocolate was warm and far too bitter despite the cream, the décor is beautiful but you can't really appreciate with all the people. It really feels like a go in and get out kind of place, there is no cosiness here which you'd expect/hope for when you're having a nice warm drink in Zurich. AND,... More 

Thank NadiaCarvalho
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

An amazing place to stop and have a coffee and cake. I doubt that they have changed the decor in 200 years and it's like visiting a time long ago. The coffee is great and the selection of pastries sensational, a must see as it's just around the corner from Grossmunster church.

Thank Paul V
Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent décor – I love the red Louis style salon. Sit, relax, order a drink and go downstairs choose your favorite pastry. The service is very friendly. Small inner terrace for the warm days. Amazing Christmas decoration. Yes it is touristic and it is also highly appreciated by the Zurich locals.

Thank Fyfy007
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read reviews and was really looking forward to this place. I found the counter staff to be very rude and unfriendly. I speak no German and they spoke perfect English, but still seemed irritated by my lack of German. Come on, I was being very polite and really wanted to enjoy your shop, so be nice back. The... More 

Thank mmth308
Brasov, Romania
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179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing cake offers. We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon on the terrace with our kids. They loved it. The cakes are really good and the offer a big choice. Nice staff too

Thank Calaican
Washington, DC
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made Cafe Schober our first stop on a lovely summer day in Zurich. Most of the travelers' reviews have it right. The food and hot chocolate are good quality and patio is lovely, if a bit cramped and subject to assault by traveling minstrels, who may or may not be one's idea of ambience. For us, we found it... More 

Thank WeLikeToTravel44
Leamington Spa, England
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271 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a traditional old cafe and serves a wonderful array of pastries and savouries and first-class coffee. We sat outside on the terrace and watched the world go by surrounded by gorgeous buildings.

Thank CAMD
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and very good Coffee and Sweets like Cake or Gipfeli! Yes, go there! and enjoy the taste of good Life!

Thank LetsGoThere21
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast. The French toast was beautiful and the eggs Benedict the very best I've ever had...coffee was lovely and rich, and the hot chocolate smooth and tasty. Well worth stopping by...try and sit in the courtyard at the back. Very peaceful and relaxing start to the day. Highly recommended.

Thank Christopher J W
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Shober is always worth a stop when you're in Niederdorf Zurich. Love their tasty pastry and the flavorful coffee. A must to go see during Christmas, the decoration is breathtaking.

Thank Richard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Swiss, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Napfgasse 4, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?