The Best Brunch Spots In Kreis 5, Zürich

Photo of Lena Blos
7 November 2016

Previously serving as an industrial site, Zürich’s Kreis 5 is now one of the trendiest places in the city. Along with stylish galleries, bars and restaurants it has developed an increasingly vibrant brunch scene and visitors from near and far are constantly looking to get a taste of the freshly baked treats and steaming coffees. We have whiled away the morning hours in the hip Kreis 5 in search of the best breakfasts.

Brunch I | © Mack Male/Flickr

Maison Blunt

Restaurant, Tea Room, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, $$$
Maison Blunt
Maison Blunt | ©
Maison Blunt is situated in a converted garage and now attracts visitors from Kreis 5 and beyond with its Moroccan specialities. The restaurant is divided between a cosy tearoom in which you can relax in low chairs and sofas, and a dinning room, reserved for lunch and dinner. On a Sunday the oriental venue serves a scrumptious brunch. Expect to find the young and trendy crowd of Zürich tucking into the Middle Eastern influenced dishes which range from couscous salads to falafels, hummus and halloumi. Maison Blunt is the ideal spot for a somewhat less traditional Sunday brunch and the mezze-plates and fresh mint teas will transport you to a different place.

Café Lang

Cafe, Coffee, Australian, $$$
Café in Zürich
Café in Zürich | © Roland zh/WikiCommons
Close to the bustling Limmatplatz lies Café Lang, decorated in the style of a traditional Austrian coffee house. The cafe features three rooms, each with different features but all ideal to while away the morning hours over a steaming cup of coffee. Numerous customers pass through the doors throughout the day, resulting in a constantly changing crowd. The selected menu focuses on the basics such as Swiss Gipfeli with jam and fried eggs. In recent years the cafe has earned a reputation for its incredibly tasty coffees. Café Lang offers traditional breakfasts every weekend and the snug ambiance makes for the perfect start to the day.


CLOUDS Bistro, located in Zürich’s tallest building, the Prime Tower, offers prime views over the city’s skyline. What better way to start the day then with a sumptuous breakfast over the roofs of Zürich? The all-inclusive brunch served on Sundays at CLOUDS Kitchen will satisfy a wide range of tastes and is the perfect choice for a lazy day. Many visitors often stay well into the afternoon and indulge in the tasty dishes and refreshing beverages. With its urban breakfast, CLOUDS has quickly won over brunch-enthusiasts and is filled with a bustling crowd, looking to get a taste of the quality breakfasts. CLOUDS is worth the visit for its dazzling views alone but its outstanding brunch will give you reasons to keep coming back.
Address: Maagplatz 5, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland, +41 44 404 30 00


Bistro, Market, Restaurant, European, $$$
Markthalle | © Micha L. Rieser/WikiCommons
The Markthalle restaurant relies on authentic, rural cuisine and serves a wide range of Swiss specialities. While its lunch and dinner dishes are worth mentioning, it is the tasty brunch that has caught our eye and more importantly taste buds. It is situated in the Im Viadukt market hall which is filled with numerous shops and restaurants. The Markthalle’s breakfasts consist of generous portions and high-quality, regional ingredients from Swiss cheese to Fidelio ham. The extensive menu will satisfy even hard-to-please visitors and the earthy coffees are particularly worth mentioning. With its bistro-like feel, the Markthalle is ideal for a laid-back morning and a hearty breakfast.


Restaurant, Fast Food, $$$
Located in the trendy Puls 5, a recently renovated hall of historical origin filled with galleries, shops and restaurants. The Gnüsserei has been serving top-notch brunches every Sunday for several years and its tasty dishes are an excellent way of starting into the day. The trendy restaurant boasts a stylish interior with modern decorations and furniture, while retaining elements of its industrial heritage including an old machine in the middle of its dining room. Additionally the Gnüsserei features a gourmet shop, where visitors can purchase high-quality spirits, spices and other cooking staples.

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