Pimpi my Coffee!

pimpiSitting quietly in Hafnerstrasse, behind Zürichs main station, is Pimpi Café Bar. A place to stop for an early morning coffee or before a stroll through trendy Kreis 5. Spotted by its green door and cool name, have they pimped the espresso here or is it just another ordinary old tazzina?

Atmosphere: Einfach. Whether you decide to take a seat at the bar or at one of the tables, you will feel relaxed and ready to go on with your day. The large flatscreen TV is a sign that they may be lovers of Football and infact I am certain games are shown here. On a snowy Zürich day, it was a little chilly inside. Continue reading

Burgers and Coffee at Korner

kornerKorner is one of Zürichs trendy gourmet burger places. Located in Kreis 2, it is a busy place for lunch, dinner, and birthdays. After managing to down a cheese burger and a few chunky fries, my pancia was crying out for an espresso (even if it was Saturday night…!) I wasn’t intending to do a review but peer-pressure made me do it! 🙂 Was the perfect espresso just around the Korner?

Atmosphere: Festive. The most appropriate word to use seeing that there were several birthdays being celebrated on this visit. As well as catering for large groups, it’s the kind of place you can take a date or even go solo. Continue reading

Does the espresso roar at Al Leone?

alleoneAl Leone is nested betweens the banks and exclusive shops on Zürich’s Bahnhofstrasse.  A beautiful, elegant building which welcomes local bankers and visitors alike. Is the espresso here as strong as a lion in name only? Wearing jeans and having the natural ‘I just got off the train from Milan look’, I decided to give it a try.

Atmosphere: Hollywood. If Martin Scorsese was looking for a location in Zürich to film the next smooth bar or cafe scene, this would be it. Even 007 could make an apperance here. Continue reading

There’s no place like Hiltl

Ah Hiltl! When you are in the mood for good vegetarian food then Hiltl is the place to visit. Located in the heart of Zürich city, it is the perfect place to pop into when you are in the mood for coffee.. or is it? Can a Zürich icon like Hiltl also deliver great espresso? Let’s find out.

Atmosphere: Buzzing. This place is busy at lunchtime and after 18.00 on most days. It’s great if you want to catch-up with a friend over some good food.  The downstairs bar and seating area is comfortable and trendy. Continue reading