C’est si Espresso at Salon

Salon Ah Spring! Flowers blooming, birds are singing and Zürich tram line construction begins..again. It’s the time of year when we usually put away the winter coats, shed our winter skin and explore the city.. in the search of the grand espresso, of course! Spring hasn’t sprung yet but don’t let that stop you from taking a stroll out of the city center to Kreis 3. A little walk away from Bahnhof Enge, down the colored streets around Weststrasse is Salon. The sign reads Salut and the vibe speaks retro-French. Will this strickingly cool café knock Grande off No.1 place for best espresso in Zürich? With my derrière comfortably seated in the old cinema seats outside, I was more than ready to find out.
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Espresso des Amis

cafedesamisIt’s nice to venture out of Zürich’s city center to Kreis 10, were there are a few little cafés to be explored. The first of these is Café des Amis. I was happy to see Vespa’s parked outside (was a lovely sunny day when I visited), but the feeling as I approached the door was of ‘Gay Paree’! Will the espresso here be trés bon, or will it be muy mal? (I know, that’s Spanish but my French leaves a lot to be desired!) Let’s venture in and find out..

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Design me an Espresso!

Senior Design

You can usually tell that it’s Spring in Zürich not by the weather, but by the amount of roadworks taking place. As you weave your way down Josefstrasse in Zürich’s Kreis 5, you will come across this hidden treasure called Senior Design Café. Part of the Senior Design Factory, this is a creative space which transcends age, with young and old working together. Hats off to the talented Designers behind this cool initiative! Will the espresso here be an experience designed to transcend space and time? I trekked through the mini construction site (..which is now complete) to find out.

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Noir is beautiful

cafenoirCafe Noir is a cute little jewel of a coffee bar located off Zürichs busy buzzing Langstrasse. Understated, simple and cosy, does this place really take their coffee seriously or will I just see black? After a few weeks of great coffee in Australia, where the coffee culture is alive and kicking, I was more than ready to find out. Let the 2013 journey to find Zurichs grand espresso begin! Continue reading