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#311 of 1,496 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Bar
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Limmatquai 118, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 262 15 16
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Wurzburg, Germany
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been there after a visit of the city of Zurich. The local was full up with people inside and outside although it was little bit cold in April. Its a very small cafe with a nice atmosphere but the service was very slow and not really engaged. There were no big election of cakes at 4 o'clock in... More 

Thank ralfkrueger2211
Newcastle, Australia
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Came here on separate occasions for coffee and whiskey. Was happy both times. Vibrant and attentive service in a small, cosy atmosphere.

Thank peregrine_b
Melbourne, Australia
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177 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Excellent Coffee and cakes interesting staff and Free Wifi with good speed, sitting alfresco is a little crowded.

Thank Michael-Barry
Richterswil, Switzerland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Best coffee best drinks best location wonderful ambiente lovely baristas nice music place to be in zurich

Thank Janine L
Milan, Italy
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162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Is normally a cocktailbat close to the river. Is a good partyplace, however during day serving breakfast, orange joice croassion, pre packed sandwich. We toke 3 capoucio 1 croasont 2 sandwich We paid 31€!!!! This is far to much especially if u live in italy where a capucino cost 1,5.....

Thank Steven M
Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Nice little place next to the river. Good quality coffee, polite staff and nicely decorated. Would highly recommend it!

1 Thank Stefanos L
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The best espresso I've ever tasted and I'm not exaggerating. This little rustic coffee shop is from now on my first port of call after landing at Zurich airport Kloten. The waiters wear dickey-bows and look very cool. The coffee though could be supplied in an old rusty tin and would still be the best I've ever tasted, thankfully they... More 

Thank Timothy R
Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Cool spot for coffee & food. It is just across the street from the river, offers large windows on two walls & is packed with vibrant people. There is patio seating out front. The staff is well dressed and very friendly. I wish I could've stayed longer.

1 Thank Matt O
Zurich, Switzerland
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1,155 reviews
611 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The Grande Café can be a very difficult place to get a seat as it is popular from morning to evening. There are lots of sidewalk tables all facing out towards the Limmat and the Lindenhof overlook. Inside, there are only a few tables and chairs and the window bench. On the menu are items such as hot/cold beverages, snacks,... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This coffee shop is in the top 3 in Zürich I guess. The quality of the coffee is great, for my taste the capuccino was a little bit cold. The staff is friendly, they are not in a hurry :-) Anyway the location is excellent, definetly recomended :-)

Thank TravellerKiki

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Bar
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Limmatquai 118, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 262 15 16

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