The great tradition of Sunday brunch has found a home in Switzerland and Basel is no exception. Check out these cafés where you can sit back and relax with a coffee, or something stronger, and watch the world go by in Switzerland’s third largest city.
Salz and Zucker
Bakery, European, Buffet, $$$
Whether you’ve got a big or a small appetite, you’ll find it quenched at Salz and Zucker. Take your pick from a range of breakfast plates and add on a few more if it’s not enough for you. On Sundays an extensive buffet is open for 33CHF with plenty of fresh foods, traditional Swiss options and cakes.
Café del mundo
Cafe, Contemporary, European, $$$
As its name suggests, you’ll find a little bit of the world in Café del mundo. Its coffee is excellently blended, and the house cappuccino is a must-try while you’ll find yourself tempted by homemade sweet treats for breakfast. If you prefer to stay on the healthy side, take your pick from a fruit bar and make your own salad or pick from their monthly juice blends.
Contemporary, Buffet, Vegetarian, $$$
Indulge yourself at La Fourchette’s ‘decadent’ Sunday brunch buffet that comes complete with a drink of your choice — prosecco, fresh fruit juice or a hot drink. During weekdays this classy joint is a popular breakfast spot that offers a wide range of freshly baked pastries and delicious coffee. Breakfast is served until noon.
Nomad Hotel Bar
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian, $$$
Have your food dished up by a team of ‘urban nomads’ specialising in worldly food at the Nomad Hotel’s Eatery. Served from 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., the Sunday brunch offers the opportunity to taste traditional dishes from the world over that have been artfully remixed. Afterwards, you can wash it down with a cocktail at the Eatery’s bar. If that’s not enough, there’s live jazz music as well.
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian, $$$
Your coffee gets mixed up at Café frühling, which specialises in innovative brews fed by its very own roasting shop right behind the café. The coffee here is definitely the highlight, but the place also serves breakfasts all day long on weekends, so you can make like the Swiss, sit back and have a chilled brunch.