The Zurich coffee scene has been growing massively over the last few years, with a third wave of coffee sweeping over the city. While Switzerland as a whole doesn’t have a huge range of specialty coffee shops, Zurich is on a different level.
So, where to start when you have so much choice? We’ve rounded up the seven best places for coffee in the city so you can re-fuel with caffeine at ease as you explore Zurich.
Grab a friend or a book and enjoy the seven best Zurich coffee spots…
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MAME very graciously say that “the best coffee is the coffee you like” but we’d have to flip that on its head and say the best coffee is the coffee they make. It opened just over three years ago and has a passionate group of customers who swear this is the best coffee in the city.
We agree – they do everything with absolute perfection and precision.
This cosy place left little doubt as to what they do when they were naming the place. There is a real community vibe around the shop and they make it a fun place to be, with regular special events and tastings. The staff are super knowledgable and always willing to help you out by choosing the ideal drink for you.
Bovelli is a wonderful spot that have upped their coffee game no end in the last few years. Take a seat at the bar and choose from their large selection of baked goods and cakes to have a little treat with your brew. It’s also a splendid place for people watching if you want to linger over a second cup.
Walking into their stores must be like living the dream for anybody truly obsessed with quality coffee. The machines and layout are literal coffee porn. They place a big emphasis on sourcing organically and ethically. As an added bonus you’ll find their little van roaming outside, making coffee on the streets when you need it most in the cold weather.
Kraftwerk is so much more than just amazing coffee. This is an innovation space where they encourage people to come and co-work, hold events and build a welcomign community. Their food offering is as good as anything in the city. You’ll come for the coffee but you’ll stay for so much more.
A coffee shop that is always buzzing with energy and where friends come to talk and engage properly rather than staring into phones. The lattes are the stuff of dreams – so creamy. The place really comes into its own during the warmer months when the terrace is always packed with Zurich coffee lovers.
Auer & Co. is a cute co-working Café in Central Zürich with a super chilled vibe and where they serve some of the freshest and tastiest lunch around. The coffee is seriously good but if you try one drink make it the cold brew because theirs might just be the best in the city.
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