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“Intellectual cafe in Zürich”
Review of Spheres

Spheres
Ranked #673 of 1,918 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $10 - $20
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Escher Wyss
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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“Intellectual cafe in Zürich”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Well designed and nice atmosphere (good coffee too :).
Arty and intellectual, with lots of architecture / history / urban development / art books and the crowd that kind of matches well the library.
Friendly with families with kids too - children books are available.
Separate salon available for smokers.
Good to hand around and spend time in the morning or afternoon.
Can be quite crowded on weekends.
Prices are typical for Zurich.

  • Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome cafe and bar - especially in...”
Reviewed March 22, 2010

Awesome cafe and bar - especially in summer with garden, glass house and tables on the street. Books are cool too - but 90% German. Arty but cool crowd to match

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“Great Food and Coffee...and u can relax :)”
Reviewed September 2, 2009

Great Food and Coffee...and u can relax :)

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Zürich, Switzerland
1 review
“Smokers Lounge”
Reviewed April 30, 2009

Spheres could be nice with its combination of bar, café and bookstore. 'Could' because smoking is not prohibited and I don't like to smell like an ashtray after a restaurant visit.

Another issue is an employee of Asian origin, she tends to be rather snippy. The other staff members, however, are friendly although sometimes struggling to cope with serving all the guest, especially in the evening.

In a nutshell: Spheres is great if you don't mind the smoke. The staff issue is a no-brainer.

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NY, NY
1 review
“Great place to get a coffee, relax, read the paper, etc”
Reviewed August 19, 2008

Great place to get a coffee, relax, read the paper, etc

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Thank bobby340
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