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

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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:
09:00 - 17:00

Special hours on May 20, 2024

Tuesday:
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday:
07:00 - 18:00
Friday:
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday:
08:00 - 18:00
Sunday:
09:00 - 17:00
Theaterstrasse 3
8001 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 0443071013
Monday:
09:00 - 17:00

Special hours on May 20, 2024

Tuesday:
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday:
07:00 - 18:00
Friday:
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday:
08:00 - 18:00
Sunday:
09:00 - 17:00
Zentralstrasse 127
8003 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 0443071013
Monday:Closed
Tuesday:
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday:
07:30 - 17:00
Thursday:
07:30 - 17:00
Friday:
07:30 - 17:00
Saturday:
08:30 - 18:00
Sunday:
09:00 - 15:00
Last updated: April 8, 2022, 8:11 a.m.

Bebek

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© 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:
09:00 - 00:00

Special hours on May 20, 2024

Tuesday:
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday:
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday:
08:00 - 00:00
Friday:
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday:
09:00 - 01:00
Sunday:
09:00 - 22:00
Last updated: April 24, 2021, 2:55 p.m.

Bohemia

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© 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:
07:45 - 00:00
Tuesday:
07:45 - 00:00
Wednesday:
07:45 - 00:00
Thursday:
07:45 - 00:00
Friday:
07:45 - 01:00
Saturday:
09:00 - 01:00
Sunday:
09:00 - 17:00
Last updated: April 8, 2022, 9:02 p.m.

Bros Beans & Beats

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:
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday:
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday:
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday:
08:00 - 20:00
Friday:
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday:
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday:
10:00 - 18:00
Last updated: Jan. 21, 2020, 2:27 p.m.

Café des Amis

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:
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday:
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday:
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday:
08:00 - 00:00
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

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:
07:00 - 19:30
Tuesday:
07:00 - 19:30
Wednesday:
07:00 - 19:30
Thursday:
07:00 - 19:30
Friday:
07:00 - 19:30
Saturday:
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:
09:00 - 17:00
Last updated: April 8, 2022, 8:21 a.m.

Kafischnaps

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© 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:
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday:
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday:
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday:
08:00 - 00:00
Friday:
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday:
09:00 - 00:00
Sunday:
09:00 - 22:00
Last updated: Aug. 4, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Kornsilo

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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:
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday:
08:00 - 17:00
Friday:
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday:
09:00 - 16:00
Sunday:
09:00 - 17:00
Last updated: March 21, 2020, 9:57 p.m.

Salon: classic French bistro cuisine

French flair with typical French bistro dishes can be found in the Salut SALON. In the traffic-calmed area of Weststrasse, it is a wonderful place to linger in fine weather.

The food is fresh and seasonal, with regional organic products as often as possible. For lunch during the week, there is a choice of a daily fish or meat dish and a vegetarian dish. At the weekend there is an à la carte menu. This is divided into dishes for small and large appetites with classics such as tartar, moules et frites, tarte flambée and entrecote "Cafe de Paris".

The wine cellar is well stocked with fine wines from France, Switzerland and other renowned wine regions.

Contact & Opening Hours

Weststrasse 20
8003 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 577 73 74
E:
Monday:
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday:
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday:
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday:
08:00 - 23:00
Friday:
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday:
10:00 - 23:00
Sunday:
10:00 - 23:00
Last updated: June 6, 2023, 8:19 p.m.

Zum Guten Glück

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© 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:
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday:
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday:
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday:
08:00 - 22:00
Friday:
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday:
09:00 - 20:00
Sunday:
09:00 - 20:00
Last updated: Aug. 4, 2019, 3:28 p.m.