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Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 440 66 22
09:30 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 19:30
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242 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A great place to hang out and read or work. There is free wifi and lots of seating. The service is very nice and the pastries and cakes are yummy. A definite must visit.

Thank Frank M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Really great place we found on our walk through Zurich. Relaxed atmosphere and totally inviting and welcoming feel to the place which is a nice change from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core. Really liked it here, and will definitely make it a place we come to again when we sre next in Zurich.

Thank Foxy2006
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This place is a real chill out place near Escher wyss platz. it is nicer in summer as you can sit outside . It is casual and nice to stop by for a drink or on sunday afternoon for coffee and chocolate cake. They do serve light lunches. Nobody intereferes with you and you take your laptop and do some... More 

Thank gailZurich
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Atmosphere: Creative. From the moment I entered I got the feeling that this is a place where creativity and coffee come together. Good for a Monday morning or when you need inspiration. The lighting, the music, the tables (which are also hidden amongst the books). It’s welcoming, comfortable and stress free! Espresso rating: 4.0 out of 5 The oscar winning... More 

4 Thank Coffee Me Z
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. It is a mixture of bookshop and kind of restaurant. Atmosphere is great and meals are quite delicious. During summer and lunch sun shines just in front so sitting outside having coffee and Gazosa aranciata is best feeling ever.

Thank Exotic A
Louhans, France
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379 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This café is in the more alternative Hardbrücke area of Zurich, which is being more and more modernized. The café, situated on the river, has a wide range of nice offerings, being located in a book shop. This gives it a special flavor.... You have to order your drinks and meals at the bar, the staff being very friendly and... More 

Thank Tornado0963
Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Café with bookshop and sometimes reading events. Nice in and outside, urban street or peaceful river view, to have a coffee or beer or one of the various snacks... Solo or meeting friends... this café is always perfect! This place is one of my favorite bars since many years! Ordering and paying at the bar, staff serves food and cleanes... More 

Thank Regula R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite spots to have a drink, a small side dish and read —which you won't do alone at Sphères. They offer a impressive collection of German books about philosophy, politics and sociology, if your too lazy to bring your own.

Thank Moritz Z
Geneva, Switzerland
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632 reviews
527 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast at Sphères. The French croissants and the hot chocolate were delicious. The birchermüesli was ok but not spectacular. There is a library in the café and it is definitely a good place to discuss since it is not too noisy inside.

Thank Jamesfood
Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

If you want to enjoy a coffee at a coffee shop / bookstore, looking at a busy street or the river (on the back side), surrounded by a "youngish" crowd, a bit hipster-like, a bit "alternative young professional"-looking, far from the touristy Zurich neighborhoods, then this is a good place to go. Coffee is decent (cappuccino tends to be too... More 

Thank dionysisGR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 19:30
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Escher Wyss
  • Neighbourhood: Escher Wyss
  • Phone Number: +41 44 440 66 22

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