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Cafe Confiserie Schiesser

$$ - $$$
Swiss, Cafe, European
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Marktplatz 19, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 61 261 60 77
08:00 - 18:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:30
Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to me and my girlfriend, as one of the best and oldest in town. Indeed we visited and we found out ourselves that is a great place. We went there for brunch and as soon as you get in the variety of sweets and pastries catch your eye. On the top floor is the tea room... More 

Thank copernic2012
Pfaeffikon, Switzerland
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388 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They say, go to Schiesser if you want to enjoy yourself, and they really mean that. Exquisite confectionary on the ground floor, and the 18th century Tea Room and the "Rothstübli" above, overlooking the picturesque market square and the town hall. Decorated in a classic Viennese coffee house style and invites you for a coffee or tea, glass of wine... More 

Thank ElenaNW87RL
Guimaraes, Portugal
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is fantastic: old fashioned but elegant, great location beautiful decor. Nevertheless is always crowded. They have great strawberry macarrons and chocolate cake.

Thank Helena A
Avranches, France
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Kids and me arrived in Basel and wanted a nice drink - kids were drawn to chocolates in the window and soon I realised they had seating upstairs - what a great place - bit pricey after France but worth every Swiss Franc!

Thank Chris W
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stopped for an afternoon drink and a dessert. We sat outside across the street from City Hall and in front of a tram stop. The people watching was outstanding. The drinks and pastry were excellent. From the café we walked down Streitgasse and found an excellent shopping street. There was a wide range of price and quality. My wife found... More 

Thank Ed S
Barrington, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I had the quiche and salad, it was very tasty and filling for 14.50francs. I ate outside people watched. I went to tea room to look, lovely setting for indoors. My waitress was friendly and helpful. I would go back

Thank Monica J
Zurich, Switzerland
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1,309 reviews
685 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I was looking for a place with nice chocolates and was referred to here by Valentin from the Tourist office. The Café Confiserie Tea Room is located at Marktplatz and offer prime sidewalk seating with views of the square and Rathaus. On nice days, the sidewalk tables are prime real estate and hard to come by. On my visit, I... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Right opposite the Rathaus, the first floor tea room provides good views. Very nice place for people watching and relaxing in an old, historic sort of place. We had icecream shakes- the one with mango was brilliant. Pista one was so so. High price for milkshake, but what is cheap in this country ?

Thank iyer_kaushik
Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Walk through the pastry shop and up the stairs to the unassuming tea room and get ready for afternoon delight! The two rooms are dark wood paneled giving the place and old world flair, reinforced by waitresses in Bavarian costume. Friendly and helpful the service is excellent and unobtrusive at the same time. Food good and served quickly. I came... More 

Thank Uchi-mama
Barcelona, Spain
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Here you find very fine and tasty chocolate self made by Schiesser a chocolatier after more than 100 years. Many different types of it, uniques and all very fine and tasty. You must taste it if you go to Basel.

Thank Walter A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marktplatz 19, Basel 4001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 60 77

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?