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Odeon Cafe & Bar

Old Town
Bar, European, Swiss, Cafe, Pub
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Limmatquai 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place - beautiful art deco furnishing, and allegedly one of Albert Einstein's favourite spots. Great coffee and bircher, friendly service too!

Thank jac_knight
Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Odeon Cafe and Bar holds lots of Zurich history, and it's easy to feel it. Albert Einstein did his drinking here! Jung, Lenin, Brando... pretty cool! The place is over 100 years old. If you are down around the Bellevue, have a beer, an expresso or something you like and soak up the feeling. Be sure to take a... More 

Thank Bill S
Mexico City, Mexico
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were totally ignored in this place. We walked around trying to find a menu we could understand and there was absolutely no one interested in assisting us. So we left and had a delicious brunch in Globus. Too much hype and history in this place being damaged by such awful staff

Thank Ricardo G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Odeon has a lot of history to the place. It has had some of the most prominent people including Lenin, Freud and Einstein visit the bar to meet or meet and ideate. One can almost feel their aura yet. The coffees and the champagne cocktails are outstanding.

Thank suddu11
Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Breakfast with outstanding croissant until late; large Lunchmenu; nice place for afther hours; interesting crowd bevor dinnertime, and fun late night. Food served until after midnight and this is not easy to find in zuerich; for hose who like this old -classic- traditional- Cafes and Bars; this one has over 100 years and is mentioned in many books. Great place... More 

Thank Blacky12
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Very popular place for a coffee or a drink. Because itvis crowder it can be hard to find a place to sit. Service could be faster. Coffee is good, ambiance is why you go here!

Thank SufiWaalre
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A coffee house of international fame on Bellevue: Lenin, James Joyce and Albert Einstein are all said to have been regulars in the more than hundred years of Odeon history. That's the reason why I first went there, cause the GREAT were there, and as a up-and-coming GREAT (hopefully writer, entrepreneur, athlete, pro-boarder and lots and lots of other professions)... More 

Thank Natalie T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in this brasserie was bustling and fun. A big sign says "No wifi, talk to each other". The tables are close, so it's not a place for confidential conversations. Although we popped in for a small bite to eat we ended up having a full meal. The food was good, well cooked and presented, but did come with... More 

Thank counterintuitive
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

As with most things in Zurich this restaurant is over priced, something I don't mind if the quality is good but you cannot say that for the food here. The burger I had was very dry, as was the bun. I ordered a pina colada also, which was way too sweet and could tell had been made with cheap ingredients.... More 

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Kurt_Wodiczka, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Odeon Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Dear LastOrders2014, I really apologize for the experience you made at our famous Cafe/Bar Odeon. As you can read in different guest feedbacks before and after your visit, we really focus on the service and our products. It is always better to give these kind of feedbacks direct to our staff so they have the chance to correct such mistakes... More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It's the only pace in Europe that urges customers to talk to each other and not play with their mobiles, thus it offers no wi-fi!!! Fast service but not extremely friendly, big windows so you don't miss on what goes on outside and is found in the heart of Zuric near the river and a breath away from the opera.

Thank LIDA F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, European, Swiss, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Limmatquai 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 41442511650

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?