10 Best Brunches in Zürich
Brunch is very important to our weekend happiness. Every Saturday and Sunday we rotate between making crepes and pancakes for breakfast. Once we finally venture out of the house, we head for brunch. Here is our list of the 10 Best Brunches in Zürich so far.
The Moroccan inspired mezze brunch at Maison Blunt is out of this world. The eye candy and Instagram worthy decor is only outdone by the absolutely gorgeous presentation of food. (Here is my post about brunch at Maison Blunt and here is my top coffee shops post). Email for reservations as this place is very busy on the weekends.
Oh my goodness Cafe Lang makes a gorgeous spread for brunch. The brunch menu is fantastic with inventive options and unique sides. And delicious drinks and coffee. Definitely worth a brunch stop or just drop in for coffee. This Parisian inspired restaurant is a breath of fresh air. Make reservations for an absolutely beautiful brunch.
Cafe Des Amis
Cafe des Amis is a truly Parisian gem in Zürich. The brunch is absolutely gorgeous and beautifully served. The staff is friendly and I get a wonderfully relaxed vibe every time. I love to sit upstairs on the cozy sofas and have a slow brunch. The outdoor area is wonderful in the warm and sunny months. They have great fresh juices and delicious coffee.
Babu’s is how brunch is meant to be. If you have been to Muriel’s Kitchen in South Kensington, then Babu’s will feel right at home. The staff is friendly and super helpful. From fresh juices, cakes, and pastries to pancakes (the fluffiest pancakes in Zürich) and eggs, they have it all. There is even an afternoon tea that I’m dying to do. Stop in for coffee and a piece of cake if nothing else. Tip: Find a seat, put your bag down, walk up to the counter and order.
Bohemia has a great brunch with kid friendly options. They have gorgeous pancakes, bagels, omelettes, and everything you expect from brunch. This is a busy weekend spot, so definitely make reservations. Tip: For our girls we ordered the blueberry pancakes and let them split it with a side of bacon and a side of beans. Absolutely perfect.
Quai 61 is the brunch with a view. Sitting on top of Lake Zürich, the view of the city and watching all the boats go by is absolutely gorgeous. The restaurant is nautically beautiful and reminds me of Seattle places like Ray’s Boathouse and Salty’s. The staff is friendly and there are always lots of children. Our girls ordered the pancakes and loved the gravy boat of maple syrup to dip their pancakes and bacon… Make reservations and ask for a table by the window.
Tibits is a beautiful vegetarian restaurant with pancakes and a buffet and weigh style brunch. Since the food is buffet style, just walk in, grab a plate and get going. At the counter they weigh it and you can order drinks. Tip: There is a nice play area for kids as well as plastic plates, utensils, and cups along with kindersirup or babycchino you can order at the counter. There is a gorgeous floral wallpaper in one of the dining rooms that is definitely Instagram material.
Hiltl prides itself on being the first vegetarian restaurant in the world. We usually pop in for their Indian buffet lunch, but they also make a wonderful weekend brunch including coffee and house wine. Make reservations for their full brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. They also have daily brunch before 10:30am. Tip: Upstairs the kids can color on the windows and watch the chefs cook. There is also a children’s play area downstairs.
Fork and Bottle
There are so many expectations I put on Fork and Bottle. This place is known as the expat hangout for those missing their brunch in this European city. This is the most incredible family friendly location. There are horses and animals on a tiny farm outside, next to the river with gorgeous views of fields and mountains. The large beer garden has a play area for children and they can cycle and scooter in this fantastic green space next to the restaurant. The menu looks exactly like I find in Seattle or London. The upstairs of the restaurant has a play area and can accommodate large groups or birthday parties. They do a mean breakfast burrito, fluffy pancakes, and all the eggs required of a great brunch spot. Make reservations by email.
Bubbles is a really family friendly place to have a nice full English breakfast. They have loads of board games that our girls loved playing until our food arrived. I had a hearty portion of smoked salmon with eggs and my husband got the full English breakfast. I’m pretty sure our girls, once again, had pancakes.
There are so many gorgeous brunch spots we have not tried yet. Did I miss your favorite spot? Let me know so we can try it next weekend.
(Here are our favorite coffee shops in Zurich)