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Cafe Merian

$$ - $$$
St. Alban
German, Swiss, European, Contemporary
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Unter Brueglingen 1 | 4052 Basel, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 311 24 54
09:00 - 17:15
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Apfelschorle, a Schnitzel and the Tuna steak with salad which was menu 2 of the... More 

Thank Lilien2166
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 651 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 hostess that assisted me was most welcoming during my short visit to this charming spot... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Management response:

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 More 

Basel, Switzerland
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 as well as the benches where dirty with rests of food. Outside the birds would... More 

Thank wernerus
Reinach, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 make the most of your coffee.

1 Thank Baselrose
Wickenburg, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 can sit at tables on the lawn and have a drink and maybe an ice... More 

1 Thank Esty666

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
German, Swiss, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:15
09:00 - 17:15
09:00 - 17:15
09:00 - 17:15
09:00 - 17:15
09:00 - 17:15
09:00 - 17:15
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?