An espresso with my Mohrenkopf

Winter has finally arrived in Zurich! The perfect time of year to explore the city for that cosey little café that you are going to make home – well at least for a few hours. Whether you are visiting for the weekend, or wandering through this fabulous city which is home, one place to stop at is Café Mohrenkopf. This little café and restaurant, located in the heart of Niederdorf (Zurich’s old town), has been welcoming visitors for over 30 years. It’s name Mohrenkopf (a kind of chocolate coated marshmallow) gives a big hint on what you will find inside – lots of yummy Mohrenkopf’s to have with your coffee. Would this little café deliver that sweet espresso, or would it be just me and my Mohrenkopf? Let’s open the door and find out.. Continue reading

..and the 5 goes to – BOVELLI!

bovelli

Bovelli opened it’s doors in September 2014 in the heart of Zürich, where Bar Infinito once was in Kreis 1. Being the younger sibling of Grande and Dante, two of the best bar’s in this fabulous city, the challenge to make their own mark as one of THE places to go for the best espresso (and cocktails) was on.

With a 5 yet to be handed out in 2014, I was curiously excited to meet Bovelli. A part of me felt like we had already met, even before I walked through the door. Would it be magic when our lips finally touched time and time again? And would I choose to give a 5? Needless to say, I was ready to find out. Continue reading

Hin und Weg with Espresso

hinundwegSummer, Summer. Wherefore art thou Summer? We had a taste of you back in June or July, when we were sitting outside enjoying Cold Brew coffee in the sun.. and now you’re gone. Before we finally depart and welcome Autumn, let’s reminise by visiting one of Zürich’s busiest summer havens in Kreis 3 – Hin & Weg Depot. Open since April 2014 alongside Zürich’s newest urban living project Genossenschaft Kalkbreite, and following in the footsteps of its older sister Hin & Weg Gare at Europallee. Was I blown away by the espresso served here, or would I just be carried away by the thought of it? (tip: check out the meaning of hin und weg sein) It was July, the sun was shining, and I took a stroll to Kalkbreitestrasse 8 to find out.
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The roar of espresso at Löweneck

Löweneck Sitting quietly in Zürich’s Löwenstrasse jungle is a café who is looking to roar this spring. Löweneck Restaurant & Bar opened its doors in January 2014. Located across from the mighty Migro City (currently undergoing a facelift), will the Löweneck espresso leave me purring with delight, or will this kitty have to find another espresso home? I opened the door and entered this den to find out..
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GRANDE Espresso! The first 5 out of 5!

GrandeAh Zürich! We love you in the Summertime! An easy stroll along Limmatquai, with beautiful views of this little big city, and dreams of that grande holiday, that grande amore or that grande espresso! Then you actually find it, GRANDE!!! (If you scream this word with a massive smile on your face, you may get what I mean).It actually exists! Am I dreaming? Or will this funky little café bar be home to my first real grand espresso in what seems like eternity? They say hope is the last thing to die, and with this thought and my smile, I went in to give it a try… Continue reading

Espresso Rio Style

Rio BarIn the middle of the hustle and bustle of Zürich’s shopping zone, on the banks of the Sihl river, is a little oasis called Rio Bar. Understated during the Winter months, Rio comes alive as soon as the sun is out! This is a perfect place to chill after a few hours of shopping, or to escape from the stress of study or the office. Will espresso magic happen in Rio, or will I need to do the espresso samba somewhere else? With a fresh Sicilian tan, I took a seat in the sun, put my sunglasses on and was ready to experience Rio.

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Espresso in Dihei

Kafi Dihei
Take a relaxing stroll out of Zürich’s city centre through the leafy green streets of Kreis 3. Athough Spring still hasn’t sprung in Zürich, you will get a touch of the green grass of home when you visit Kafi Dihei (Swiss German for Coffee at Home). Will this be an espresso to write home about, or will I be left reminiscing of that grand espresso I had way back when..? I parked my vespa across the road, as if I was arriving Dihei and made myself at home at one of the garden tables to find out. Continue reading