5 Top Coffee Shops & Cafés in Zürich

Zürich is home to plenty of fantastic places to grab a coffee. From boutique to unique, here are my top 5 favorite Zürich coffee spots!

  1. ViCAFE

ViCAFE is a small chain of takeaway coffee shops – so-called espresso bars – in and around central Zürich. Locations include Münsterhof (outdoor seating), Bellevue, Bahnhofstrasse (main station), Europaalle, and Central. The chain also features a location in the old town: Le Café enSoie – a small, cozy café right up the stairs from the boutique of the Swiss fashion label, enSoie.

The company works closely with producers and partners to make sure their coffee is grown in a sustainable way. The ViCAFE roastery is located in Altstetten, Zürich. Creamy latte, cappuccino, espresso – or, in summer, iced coffee – ViCAFE has us covered! 

  1. La Stanza and Bar 45

La Stanza on Bleicherweg 10 – right next to the Paradeplatz and Bar 45 on the Bahnhofstrasse – belongs to the same company that spoils Zürich with really good coffee in the heart of the busy Zürich city center. Featuring indoor and outdoor seating, , their iced latte is not to be missed in summer – it is one of the best in the city! 

La Stanza Zurich
Bar 45 Zurich
  1. Confiserie Sprüngli 

Sprüngli Café & Restaurant in Zürich’s iconic Paradeplatz building offers a nostalgic atmosphere and a unique culinary experience. Visitors from around the world come to enjoy the café’s special drinks, such as Sprüngli coffee and Chocolat Chaud, which is made from the finest Grand Cru chocolate. Besides all this, it’s a popular choice for a variety of culinary delights, including coffee, breakfast, lunch, and aperitifs.

Sprüngli Café & Restauran
  1. MAME

Whether you prefer your coffee black or with milk, in the form of espresso or pour-over, the MAME team is happy to assist you in finding your perfect cup! The founders are winners of multiple barista championships. Enjoy their coffee or try their matcha in the lovely neighbourhood of Seefeld, right next to the Opera House.

MAME Zurich Photo by Nataliya Beglinger
MAME Zurich Photo by Nataliya Beglinger
  1. Monocle

Monocle combines the best of both worlds – reading and enjoying a cuppa. Grab a magazine, book, or newspaper from Monocle’s shelves and enjoy great coffee inside or on their terrace. Try the cakes or energy balls – or the matcha desserts, which are not to be missed!

Monocle Zurich Photo by Nataliya Beglinger

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