Restaurants & Cafés

The best places to eat throughout Switzerland – restaurants and cafés reviewed by our experts

The best summer restaurants in Switzerland
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The best summer restaurants in Switzerland

Check out some of the coolest places to dine, drink and relax this summer in Switzerland.   

Five Geneva sweet spots
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Five Geneva sweet spots

Sweet tooth? Then read on for these essential Geneva sweet spots

Discover eight great street food festivals
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Discover eight great street food festivals

From gourmet burger trucks to vegan vans - don't miss these  four-wheeled food events 

Top burger bars in Geneva
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Top burger bars in Geneva

Get stuck into our list of great local places for burgers 

Fresh and fly: Pret opens first Swiss branches at Zurich Airport
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Fresh and fly: Pret opens first Swiss branches at Zurich Airport

Not one, not two, not three, but four branches of fresh food chain Pret a Manger have just opened at the Swiss hub  – the very first in all of Switzerland.

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The best cafés in Lausanne
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The best cafés in Lausanne

Coffee culture is long ingrained in the city and you don’t have to look far for a croissant pitstop or cool cafe.

Geneva’s best coffee shops
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Geneva’s best coffee shops

There’s a huge variety of cafés in Geneva, from American-style coffee bars to English tearooms. Here are the best, as picked by our city insiders

Zurich’s best cafés
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Zurich’s best cafés

A selection of Zurich’s best cafés from our writers

Boréal Coffee Oerlikon
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Boréal Coffee Oerlikon

The independent coffee company open up their second branch in Zurich.

Breakfast, brunch and beyond

Blackbird Coffee and Breakfast Club  •  Lausanne
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Blackbird Coffee and Breakfast Club • Lausanne

A funky newcomer to Lausanne, this two-storey café tucked under Bessières bridge is the latest venture from the Anglo team behind equally funky burger joint Holy Cow!

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Quai61  • Zurich
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Quai61 • Zurich

Its fabulous setting looking right over the lake and beyond make it worthy alone for a visit, however that is not all that appeals about this quirky, charming and fun restaurant/bar. 

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
La Fourchette  • Basel
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La Fourchette • Basel

Breakfast is served into the afternoon, with the brunch each Sunday a local favourite.

Zum Kuss •  Basel
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Zum Kuss • Basel

This self-proclaimed cafe and culture bar offers lunches, coffees, evening cocktails and Sunday brunches. 

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Where to eat brunch in Lausanne
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Where to eat brunch in Lausanne

Whether you're looking for coffee and pastries in a café, a posh Sunday brunch, or a hangover curing fry-up, we've rounded up our favourite options to make sure the most important meal of the day is also the tastiest. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below to let us know your suggestions.

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Zurich's best healthy eating joints
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Zurich's best healthy eating joints

The trend for all things clean hasn’t escaped Zurich’s foodie scene. 

Tam Nan Siam - Zurich
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Tam Nan Siam - Zurich

Arguably one of Zurich’s best Thai restaurants

Maison Hobo - Geneva
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Maison Hobo - Geneva

This Japanese fusion restaurant-lounge-club is your new favourite meeting spot. 

eNDi Burger & Coffee - Zurich
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eNDi Burger & Coffee - Zurich

Cooking up a hit with their deluxe patties made from 100 percent Swiss Limousin-Rind beef from local farmers

Boréal Coffee Talacker - Zurich
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Boréal Coffee Talacker - Zurich

Cosily welcoming it's popular with in-the-know urbanites, who come for the freshly roasted coffee.