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“Surprisingly fresh”

Cafe Bar Restaurant Odeon
Ranked #131 of 1,972 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: The oldest and most famous coffee house in Switzerland – café, bar and restaurant. A meeting place for the intellectual scene since 1911.
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Local, historic but not moldy. Satisfying "Zurich" pub food. Service much friendlier than it could be. Full of locals but room for the inquisitive explorers. A nice apostrophe to an afternoon walking and exploring downtown Zurich.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I have been going to Odeon Cafe for almost 20 years whenever i am in Zurich. It has had its glory days back in the 90's however i still find it one of the best places to go for a coffee in Zurich. Firstly the decor is super stylish and classic. There is no fuss. No people on laptops and talk fills the air. The prices are good and the quality of food and drinks is good. The location is spot on for meeting friends daytime or evening and there is a friendly mix of gay and straight clientel. Odeon is not only a cafe it is an institution and i guess i will probably still be going there in 20 years time...

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Odeon, which is celebrating its 100th year of operation, is a place to eat (or drink) because of its history as a gathering place for revolutionaries and poets over the years, The food is certainly acceptable, but the fact that you may well be sitting at the same location where Thomas Mann or Lenin sat (and the surroundings don't look as though they have changed much in the interim) is probably the primary reason for going.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

The first gay bar in Zurich (even if the staff try to deny this as they dont like to be viewed as a 'tourist' location) its still great for the very mixed and varied clientele. plus its open very, very late..

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

I have been there for many times for a glass of drink or a cup of tea.
Nicely located by Belleveu, and it has retro and cozy but a rather classy atmosphere.

It's a cafe, but steak tartar turned out to be rather good.
It's very finely minced, so not for those who like big tartar chunks, but the balance of spices and pickles were just perfect.
Because this is a cafe, I had a low expectation towards food, but it was positively surprised!

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