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“Disappointing”
Review of Cafe Schober

Cafe Schober
Ranked #2 of 21 Dessert in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

Based on recommendations, my wife and I went here for afternoon tea. What a let down. It was a Friday afternoon, the place was quite full, we were squeezed into a tiny table in a corner and it was 20 minutes before a waitress came to take our order (we were ready to walk out). For most of the time we were in the cafe it seems there was only one waitress on duty and she was run off her feet. We ordered tea and plain butter cake. There was quite an extensive delay before our order was delivered to our table. On pouring our tea we were disappointed to find it was only warm - not hot. We complained to the waitress who simply shrugged her shoulders and responded to the effect it probably cooled down whilst it waited in the kitchen for her to deliver it. There was no offer of replacement HOT tea. Unfortunately, the cake was also a little on the dry side. For warm tea and dry cake we were charged CHF22-50. Our visit here was not a pleasant experience. If you want a nice afternoon tea with good service, nice food, hot beverages and at a reasonable price then DO NOT come here.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Come early before they run out of the good stuff”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I came past in the morning and liked what we saw.. They had an amazing array of fresh cakes and pastries, but we where not hungry at the time . We spent a few hours shopping and decided to go for late afternoon coffee and cake. What a disappointment , they had sold out of all the good stuff . We decided to stay and I ordered the apple strudel with ice cream and a coffee. The food was good , fresh ingredients, and a taste like it had just been made. WE sat out the back in the secret courtyard and the experience was great . If you come here for the great pastries don't come too late , otherwise you will miss out on all the good stuff.

Visited July 2014
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Thank RickX01
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“best hot cioccolata”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

the best hot choccolate drink and the tartaleta with maracuja are the top. outdoor seats on the terrace is a dreamy place in the middle of the old town.

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Thank ziganas
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Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice Old confisery”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Its a very small confisiery But with clasic desert But very good.
Nice design, small terase and ITS near The river
Very Old

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Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Favourite cafe in Zurich for coffee & cake experience.”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Don't visit Schober if you're Starbucks regular or you are on a tight budget and in a hurry. It's like stepping back in time when you enter. Decor and ambience are all part of the experience. We enjoyed a leisurely coffee and cake there several times during our week in Zurich, my husband favouring the apple strudel with vanilla custard while I tried a different cake each time and was not disappointed. The coffee complemented the sweets perfectly. The most expensive morning or afternoon tea we had in Zurich but also the best !

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jennifer T
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