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Cafe Merian

$$ - $$$, German,
Unter Brueglingen 1 | 4052 Basel, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 311 24 54
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible17%
22 Apr 2017
“Garden café at its best”
20 Jun 2017
“Event at Villa Merian”
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Contemporary, German, Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Unter Brueglingen 1 | 4052 Basel, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Villa Merian is a historic place in Basel and it belongs to the Christoph Merian foundation. I am here because of a company event. This cafe, restaurant and park is one of the most romantic and beautiful in Basel. The service and quality of everything...More

1  Thank ThomasSchauffert
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

When you visit the Merian Gardens, the Café is a really nice place to have something to drink outdoors. It is usually quite busy, even when it is not very sunny. You get nice teas, maybe a bit expensive (CHF 5 for a cup). Vit...More

Thank TravellingPassion78
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We've visited the cafe today for lunch and it was unfortunately a very unpleasant experience. When we arrived around lunch time we noticed that (a) the service was already stressed and in a hurry and (b) nothing was yet organised for lunch. We ordered 2...More

Thank Lilien2166
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The café is located within the Merian Garden and at the rear of the Villa Merian. As you walk around and behind the Villa you see the café and the stunning view of the lily pond and all of the green space. The lovely young...More

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Management response:Responded 30 October 2016

Dear FormerCaliBoy Thanks a lot for your positive review. We always appreciate to astonish our guests with unexpected little highlights and will be pleased to see you again at our stunning park and restaurant. Kindest regards Simon Kohler

Reviewed 18 April 2016

We visited that nice place on a rainy day. So we had to take place inside, in front of the kitchen. Nice, to have a look at the preparation of food and - cleaning dirty dishes...handmade. A lot of staff, but the old plastic- tables...More

Thank wernerus
Reviewed 26 December 2013

It is a luxury to go here for coffee or breakfast with friends, in the beautiful surroundings of the gardens, compared with the alternative cafeteria in nearby Grun 80. But it's not cheap, so let your kids explore (hopefully without falling into the lake) and...More

1  Thank Baselrose
Reviewed 2 January 2012

This is bascially a café in what used to be a villa of a rich local family - and it's in one o fthe most attractive areas of the town, near the Botanical Garden. It's a perfect place to go in the summer when you...More

1  Thank Esty666
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Contemporary, German, Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unter Brueglingen 1 | 4052 Basel, Basel 4052, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > St. Alban
  • Neighbourhood: St. Alban
  • Phone Number: +41 61 311 24 54
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