Brunch bars in Zurich - tested by Züriplausch

Brunching out or having breakfast at the weekend is becoming more and more popular. In Zurich, the supply is large, but the demand in many places is often much greater, so that a reservation is definitely worthwhile.

The brunch-restaurants on my ranking list partly offer brunch or breakfast à discretion, but often also à la carte. A large selection of egg dishes, fresh pancakes, salty dishes, bagels, salmon rolls, muesli, plait, cheese and much more are on the menu. Freshly squeezed juices and fine coffee specialities are also offered. What more could you want for a perfect start to the weekend? My favourite brunch restaurants have all been personally tested by me and I can absolutely recommend them to you.

Babu's Bakery & Coffeehouse

Löwenstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 212 87 45 | Website | Opening Hours

© Babu's Bakery - Entzeroth

Babu's Bakery and Coffeehouse is the epitome of coffee & cake with 30 different coffees, homemade cakes and pastries. In addition to rich breakfast options, fresh salads, quiches, pasta, bagels, rösti and homemade soups are available throughout the day. The menu includes homemade iced teas, fresh juices and smoothies for refreshment.

My tip: Herb focaccia with grilled vegetables, rösti with salmon or bagel with avocado

Contact & Opening Hours

Löwenstrasse 1
8001 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 212 87 45
  • Monday - saturday:
    07:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday:
    09:00 - 17:00
Last updated: April 8, 2022, 8:11 a.m.

Bebek

Badenerstrasse 171, 8003 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 297 11 00 | Website | Opening Hours

© Martina Meier - Bebek
© Martina Meier - Bebek
© Martina Meier - Bebek

I particularly like the warm atmosphere in the Bebek and the impressive interior design in the former tram depot. Even when the restaurant is full (almost always the case), one is warmly welcomed with the proposal to wait at the bar for a free table. In Bebek you can discover delicious oriental dishes, fine teas and other specialities all day long.

My tip: Big oriental breakfast and mezze plate. 

Contact & Opening Hours

Badenerstrasse 171
8003 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 297 11 00
E:
  • Monday - Thursday:
    07:00 - 00:00
  • Friday:
    07:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday:
    08:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday:
    08:00 - 00:00
Last updated: April 24, 2021, 2:55 p.m.

Bohemia

Klosbachstrasse 2, 8032 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 383 70 60 | Website | Opening Hours

© Bohemia
© Bohemia
© Bohemia

The Bohemia is a stylish meeting place in American Brasserie style and always well filled. The restaurant is known for its brunch on weekends until 4 pm with a large selection of hot and cold dishes. At noon there are three menus to choose from, one of which is vegetarian. In addition to selected meat specialities, fish and seafood from the Argentine wood-fired grill, the restaurant serves fresh salads, pasta dishes and home-made cakes and snacks. 

My tip: tuna tatar, for dessert lukewarm chocolate cake (without flour) with sour cream ice cream

Contact & Opening Hours

Klosbachstrasse 2
8032 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 383 70 60
E:
  • Monday - wednesday:
    06:45 - 00:00
  • Thursday - friday:
    06:45 - 01:00
  • Saturday:
    09:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday:
    09:00 - 00:00
Last updated: April 8, 2022, 9:02 p.m.

Bros Beans & Beats

Gartenhofstrasse 24, 8004 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 543 65 80 | Website | Opening Hours

The Bros Beans & Beats stands for cordial service, high-quality coffee and pleasant sounds in a comfortable atmosphere. Besides coffee, there is breakfast, fine sandwiches, various salads and aperitif plates. Vegi or with meat/salmon. In summer you can also sit outside.

My tip: big vegetarian breakfast

Contact & Opening Hours

Gartenhofstrasse 24
8004 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 543 65 80
E:
  • Monday:
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday - thursday:
    08:00 - 22:00
  • Friday:
    08:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday - sunday:
    10:00 - 18:00
Last updated: Jan. 21, 2020, 2:27 p.m.

Café des Amis

Nordstrasse 88, 8037 Zürich, Schweiz | 043 536 93 81 | Website | Opening Hours

At Café des Amis you are spoiled the whole day with delicious French and oriental dishes. Many people know the café for its breakfast or brunch. When the weather is nice you can sit outside. Perfect for coffee & cake, crèpe or an after-work drink with aperitif.

My tip: Sandwich with crispy house bread, smoked salmon and guacamole

Contact & Opening Hours

Nordstrasse 88
8037 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 043 536 93 81
  • Monday - friday:
    08:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday:
    09:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday:
    09:00 - 18:00
Last updated: Aug. 4, 2019, 3:38 p.m.

Kafi Freud

Schaffhauserstrasse 118, 8057 Zürich, Schweiz | Website | Opening Hours

Roschen and his team spoil their guests at Kafi Freud with homemade granola, fine cakes, quiche and of course fresh coffee and chai. Cosy atmosphere with plenty of greenery, coffee house music and a selection of good books invite you to linger. On Saturdays there is also the brunch card with egg dishes, warm banana bread and much more

My Tip: Granola with yoghurt and fresh fruits

Contact & Opening Hours

Schaffhauserstrasse 118
8057 Zürich, Schweiz
E:
  • Monday, tuesday, thursday, friday:
    07:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday:
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday and sunday closed
Last updated: April 8, 2022, 8:21 a.m.

Kafischnaps

Kornhausstrasse 57, 8037 Zürich, Schweiz | 043 538 81 16 | Website | Opening Hours

© Kafischnaps
© Kafischnaps
© Kafischnaps

The Kafischnaps is a café and pub and is run with a lot of heart. The chef smokes fish himself, the meat comes exclusively from Swiss production from the butcher's shop and breakfast tastes so delicious until 4 pm. During the week there is a changing lunch menu. Wonderful in the evening for aperitifs with plättli.

My Tip: UUFKLAPPTI BREAD with marinated salad either with Chèvre Chaud or homemade salmon

Contact & Opening Hours

Kornhausstrasse 57
8037 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 043 538 81 16
  • Monday - wednesday:
    08:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday - friday:
    08:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday:
    09:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday:
    09:00 - 00:00
Last updated: Aug. 4, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Kornsilo

Seefeldstrasse 231, 8008 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 389 90 67 | Website | Opening Hours

© Kornsilo
© Kornsilo

The grain silo is a café and bakery in the beautiful mill Tiefenbrunnen in Seefeld. Breakfast is served every day, lunch from Monday to Friday and hearty and sweet crepes on weekends. From 3 p.m. the aperitif starts with cheese and sausage plates, various pots served with a bread basket and much more. In addition, the operators regularly invite to culinary events.

My tip: Have a coffee with friends at the weekend.

Good to know: The grain silo is relatively popular with families. Last time we visited, it was almost a bit too loud.

Contact & Opening Hours

Seefeldstrasse 231
8008 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 389 90 67
E:
  • Monday - friday:
    08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday - sunday:
    09:00 - 17:00
Last updated: March 21, 2020, 9:57 p.m.

SALON

Weststrasse 20, 8003 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 577 73 74 | Website | Opening Hours

French flair with excellent weekend brunch combinations can be found in the Salut SALON. In the traffic-calmed area of the Weststrasse it is wonderful to stay in good weather. For lunch, you can choose between two weekly specialities and a daily dish of vegetarian or fish or meat. Other dishes for the small and big hunger and various aperitif variations with fine drinks are perfect to end the day.

My Tip: Salon Deluxe (CHF 23.50 per person) and Egg Benedict

Contact & Opening Hours

Weststrasse 20
8003 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 577 73 74
E:
  • Monday - thursday:
    08:00 - 00:00
  • Friday:
    08:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday:
    10:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday:
    10:00 - 18:00
Last updated: Sept. 2, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Zum Guten Glück

Stationsstrasse 7, 8003 Zürich, Schweiz | 043 540 72 99 | Website | Opening Hours

© Zum Guten Glück
© Zum Guten Glück
© Zum Guten Glück

Luckily, it's a small café with a bar and famous for its delicious pancakes and waffles with various toppings. There is also a large breakfast selection, and guests are spoiled with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. A changing lunch menu is served from Monday to Friday.

My Tip: Wafers with plum compote

Contact & Opening Hours

Stationsstrasse 7
8003 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 043 540 72 99
E:
  • Monday - friday (kitchen until 5 pm):
    08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday - sunday (kitchen until 5 pm):
    09:00 - 20:00
Last updated: Aug. 4, 2019, 3:28 p.m.