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Bistro Kunstmuseum Basel

St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 271 55 22
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
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“cake” (2 reviews)
“nice bistro” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

After visiting the Kutsmuseum, had a burger and a beer here. It wasn't great and it was pricey but it could have been better elsewhere. Nice cafe atmosphere though.

Thank CorporateProphet
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was our third visit to the Kunstmuseum's bistro, it is SO convenient after a long morning in the splendid art gallery. The last twice, in January, we ate pretty well, so today's experience was a really disappointing surprise. Only one of the two dishes...More

Thank jb5753
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Nice coffee shop with an esplanade. Agreeable light meals. Don't expect to eat in a hurry as the service is very slow. Be sure to ask for tap water otherwise you'll pay five times more.

Thank Mabedui
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Visited the Museum and by the end were too hungry to go further than the very inviting cafe. Menu was good, lots of light options such as salads and baguettes. Food was actually very good. The service however was difficult. Faces made when we came...More

Thank GautamS16
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Four of us went here prior to Art Basel visit. Was really a comedy of issues for us and a few around us. Long waiting times, forgotten orders, wrong food delivered. Next to us a lady had hair in our food which was a fun...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 14 June 2017

During recent visit to Kunstmuseum we stopped here for lunch. Quality and variety of food was very good and unlike many swiss cafes this place more options for vegetarians. Service was little slow and probably it may be even slower when cafe is very busy....More

Thank AtulKB
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have discover yet a museum restaurant that will be more than a cafeteria. So its fine to make a break, especially if you spend 3 hours in the place, choosing the best possible cake.

Thank Jean Pierre B
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very poor service for foreigners, I believe the staff is not used to have turists in the Restaurant. They were really really unpolite and not friendly at all. The Food was quite ok for the Price we payed. Actually we didn't like it so much...More

1  Thank SusanaQuaresma
Reviewed 29 November 2016

As a customer you don't fee welcome , every questio you ask is too much to answer. Although the architecture of the place is worthwile , very modern. Expensive , little portions and not welcome.

Thank resqtaurant
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stopped into the Bistro while taking a tour of Basel, because we weren't familiar with the area and thought the Museum would have somewhere to eat. I was pleasantly surprised, the lunch crowd had left, so it wasn't very busy. I had the Cauliflower...More

Thank WhatCheerStephanie
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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 271 55 22
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