Looking for the best coffee in Switzerland?


Switzerland is known for its excellent java and quaint coffee shops.  If you are like me, you need a good cup of coffee in the morning to start your day.  Switzerland offers many places that you can grab a great cup at many times of day and a delicious treat to pair with that cup of joe.  Don’t forget to have your camera ready as some of these quaint coffee shops provide amazing views and a great snapshot of local color.  See my list of great cameras to take with you on your vacation.


A cup of coffee sitting next to a delicious pasty.


You can find a variety of exceptional coffee shops throughout the country serving delicious coffee and delectable treats



Here are a few renowned coffee establishments in Switzerland that are highly regarded for their quality and craftsmanship:


La Stanza, Zurich:


La Stanza is a small and cozy café in Zurich, Switzerland that is beloved by locals for its superb Italian-style coffee. They focus on traditional brewing methods and offer a wide selection of coffee beans from various origins.  Open daily, La Stanza describes their cafe online, “The perfect classic espresso, handpicked wines and well-kept cocktail recipes are waiting to rob our guests of their senses. We do not try new trends, but offer the tried and tested in perfection.”


Bird’s Eye Jazz Club & Restaurant, Basel:


Bird’s Eye is a favorite jazz club and is also considered a popular coffee spot in Basel. They serve excellent espresso-based beverages and offer other drinks as well.  They have a reputation for their expert baristas.  From their website, Bird’s Eye states:  the bird’s eye jazz club in Basel is one of the most popular and renowned jazz clubs in Europe. Musicians and guests appreciate the intimacy of the small, vaulted club. Contemporary jazz is offered, with emphasis on the highest quality and on maintaining jazz traditions. International stars like to make guest appearances here, as does the national scene.


Mame, Zurich:


Mame is a specialty coffee shop in Zurich that places a strong emphasis on sourcing high-quality beans from around the world. They are known for their meticulous preparation and attention to detail in crafting exquisite cups of coffee.  MAME means ‘beans’ in Japanese. The reference to the Japanese culture means for us dedication towards coffee and to never stop improving.  We love participating in coffee competitions, we believe that it is a great way to push our knowledge forward. Through competitions we also gain friendships and baristas. We won multiple awards including World Brewers Cup Champion 2018.


Coffee Collective, Geneva:


Coffee Collective is a wonderful coffee roaster and café in Geneva. They have their own direct trade relationships with farmers and focus on sustainable and ethical coffee sourcing. Their dedication to quality is evident in every cup they serve.  Coffee Collective has several different locations in a variety of countries.


Black & Blaze, Lausanne:


Black & Blaze is a popular specialty coffee shop in Lausanne. They offer a variety of specialty coffee beans and brewing methods, ensuring a delightful coffee experience for connoisseurs of all tastes.  Located in the heart of the city of Lausanne, the Black Luna is the place where good food and good atmosphere meet. You won’t find a better place to have a good coffee, have a bite to eat or drink a good cocktail.


Café du Bonheur, Zurich:


Café du Bonheur is a charming café in Zurich known for its exceptional coffee and cozy atmosphere. They work hard to carefully select coffee beans and their skilled baristas who create beautiful latte art. Drink a leisurely coffee, enjoy a tasty snack, engage in a lengthy conversation, or do some work on the laptop: the Café du Bonheur is the urban café with French charm and fair, where guests like to relax and linger awhile. When the sun is shining, a colorful group of people gather on the terrace and indulge in a spot of “savoir-vivre”, French-style.


Cafe Cesar, Lucerne:


This quaint little cafe offers delicious coffee and tea along with croissants, homemade tarts, cakes and muffins.  The list of delectable dishes goes on and on.  Don’t miss the terrace by the lake if weather permits.


Cold Coffee drink with a spoon and a straw


These are just a few examples of delicious treats when you are looking for the best coffee in Switzerland, and there are many more coffee shops in the country that are worth exploring. Don’t hesitate to try different places to find your personal favorite.  Oh and let me know which one you love.

Until next time, bon apetit!

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