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“Expensive, still enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Hanselmann

Cafe Hanselmann
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in St. Moritz
Cuisines: Swiss, Cafe, European
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Las Vegas, Nevada
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Expensive, still enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We took the Bernina Express day trip to St Moritz from Milan. The tour guide recommended Hanselmann as the oldest cafe in St Moritz with an excellent view. As it turned out, the one with the view was under renovation so we ended up at a more casual looking branch somewhere closer to the center. We ordered at the counter and the waitress brought our cappuccinos and cakes, all served on real plates and cups and silverware on a table with white tablecloth. The cakes were absolutely delicious. My husband couldn't forget the chocolate cake to date! The Cappuccinos were good enough and came with a little piece of chocolate, although we saw the hot chocolate ordered by our neighbors and wished we had ordered one too as it looked amazing in a tall glass with what looked like whip cream piled on top. Yes, it's expensive (about US$25 for our orders) but we figured we're paying for the real estate and the experience. Too bad we didn't have time to linger. btw, be aware that they'll take Euros for payment but will make change in Swiss francs. They will only let you charge if the order is over 20 Swiss francs so plan accordingly.

  • Visited October 2013
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Calvi, France
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“really unattractive, expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Very cold welcome. The atmosphere may be suitable for boring retired couples...some old cakes lie on a central table and are not really appealing.
We ordered a carot soup that was served almost cold. We were under the impression that the waitress was quite offended that we did not accept it as is....
In addition prices are at the high end...
Avoid it!

  • Visited October 2013
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mezzegra
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“a disapointment.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

We used to go frequently to San Moritz,so after more than 15 years we decided to go back for a cup of afternoon tea . The caffè is as nice as I remember it, and the waitress served us efficiently. When leaving I decided to buy a Nut Cake at the counter as a souvenir, but the young girl was not at all pleasant and the price of the cake was extortionate. San Moritz has become a very exclusive resort, counting obviously on a very elite clientel. It is not the friendly resort that we remember. We shall not be back.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jane C
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

In the atmosphere of the book of Rosetta Loy "The Chocolate from Hanselmann" you will have one of the best hot chocolate in the world. Do not forget the "Nusse Torte" (Nuts pie) from the engadf\ine vally. Historically the pastry chefs from the Habsburg court were from this valley. You will understand why now!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank gerovital
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Old time quality, a bit gone”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Expresso and ristretto were total disappointments. 3 small chocolates to accompany expresso and ristretto was average for Swiss quality. One of the specialities of the Engadine region is a nut shortbread-like pie called gateau de noix (in french) and this one from Hanselmann is just a bit above average in taste and quality. They were renovating the location in the Kulm hotel which is the original location so the one I went to was just a few doors away. Maybe with the original location the atmosphere influences one into the old time quality. As a lover of a good expresso and chocolates from France, Belgium, Switzerland or anywhere that offers an experience, this experience is not a repeat for me.

  • Visited May 2013
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