Espresso state of mind

hotelbarZurich’s Prime Tower in Kreis 5 is not only the tallest building in Zurich, but also home to Clouds and Hotel Rivington & Sons. A unique name for a bar, and people are spreading the news that an esquisite espresso is served here. Having visited siblings La Stanza and Café Lang, I was very curious to see what this place had to offer. Would this bar offer the grand espresso, or leave me in a disillusioned state of mind? I stepped through the green curtain to find out.

Atmosphere: Frank Sinatra.  The idea with this hotel bar is that you experience New York in ganster times.. well, that was the feeling I got. Continue reading

Waltz into Café Lang

cafelangLimmatplatz in Kreis 5 has transformed into one of the busiest and hippest zones in Zürich. A waltz away from the tram stop is Café Lang. Will the espresso here sweep me off my feet, or will I want to do a quick step out the door? I polished my shoes, applied the gloss and made my way through the doors to find out.

Atmosphere: Vienesse.  Be prepared to step into another time and space with a true Vienesse coffee house experience. The furniture, the beautiful wood panels, the vintage green, even the newspapers hanging on the walls ready to be read. Continue reading

Il caffe in La Stanza

lastanzaA short walk from Zürich infamous Paradeplatz is a little coffee haven called La Stanza.  In its 5 year history, La Stanza has become one of the most talked about coffee bars in Zürich. Is the espresso here as Italian and unforgettable as what people say it is, or is it just another coffee in a room? My senses were ready for this highly recommended experience.. so let’s do it!

Atmosphere: Mina.  Mina is an Italian music icon and in 1960 her hit ‘Il cielo in una stanza‘ rocked the charts. Ah what it’s like to be in love…with coffee! Continue reading