Kafi Dihei’s interior is full of antique furniture and lamps set among old-fashioned tapestry, all part of the owner’s attempt at making his customers feel at home. Kafi Dihei has recently been voted one of the best brunches in Zürich and its menu offers a great selection of local dishes. The cakes, as well as the bread, are homemade and the sandwiches and omelets are recommended. Eat in the small garden area in summer; an ideal setting for breakfast on a sunny morning.
Zurlindenstrasse 231, 8003 Zürich, Switzerland, +41 44 557 43 48
Café Sprüngli is a landmark place to buy sweet treats in Zurich. The company dates to 1836, and is especially renowned for its Luxemburgerli macaroon. The café is located on the Paradeplatz, a vast square lined with Swiss banks. Visitors can choose from a range of chocolates and cakes or enjoy a light lunch. The interior has been designed in a classic style, with a selection of colorful sweets greeting the customer on well-lit, polished shelves.
Bahnhofsstrasse 21, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 44 224 46 16
Café Peclard is part of the Conditorei Schober and renowned for its sweet treats, coffees and teas. Entering the café feels like a step back in time; generations of families have come here to indulge in the wonderful sweet treats. The homemade pastries and cakes are unsurprisingly outstanding. The café itself charms the visitor through its high Baroque ceilings and enchanting features such as the old-fashioned cash register.
Napfgasse 4, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 44 251 51 50
Cake friends offers a blend of contemporary furniture and antique accents, and as the name suggests, some of the best cakes and pastries in town. With its high quality ingredients and careful preparation, Cakefriends has gained an outstanding reputation for being able to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Torgasse 3, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland, +41 44 252 22 11
Café Chez Andy is a small, but cosy place with a charming garden area. It is one of the more secluded cafes in Zürich and an ideal retreat for an afternoon coffee and a book. The outside reminds the visitor of a building from a fairy tale, while in the warm interior the cafe serves an all-day breakfast, brunch (try the charcuterie and cheese plates) and a variety of baked and sweet goods. The homemade cakes fill the place with mouth-watering smells and contribute to the peaceful ambience.
Hofstrasse 19, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland, +41 44 558 67 45
This quirky mixture of tearoom and confectioners draws its influences from Japan‘s popular anime culture. Inside the café, there is a light interior with pink accents, which contributes to Miyuko’s cute atmosphere. The cakes are arguably the most beautifully decorated in the city and certainly taste just as sweet, with vegan, lactose and gluten-free options; wash down with one of a selection of authentic Japanese teas.
Beckenhofstrasse 7/9, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland, +41 44 350 21 43