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Loewenstrasse 1 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 212 87 45
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I wanted to sit outside in the sun but also have an umbrella for when it gets too intense- check. Also wanted a healthy yet delicious quiche - check! The asparagus and ham quiche was wonderful with a fluffy crust and light eggs. The atmosphere is also fun, friendly and laid back. I will return.

Thank TrophyRachelle
Sao Paulo, SP
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162 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is Starbuck type but much better, very nice decoration, friendly service, and coffee and cookies are just amazing! A place to enjoy for a moment of rest if you are downtown after shopping

Thank Maclepau
Gothenburg, Sweden
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118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice environment, food and coffee. Brunch is a set "savoury and sweet set", your choice of egg or pancakes, coffee/tea, juice and sparkling wine. Service is nice as long as they don't have confusions or you are in a rush :) They have high chairs for kids.

Thank Caroline S
Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Babu is a cool and cosy coffeeshop in the middle of Zurich. The type pf place you would find pleny of in any other city, but very few of in Zurich. Broad menu, selection of various bevrages. Mix crowed; mummies with kids, artists, business people or just cool Zurich people. The only minus is that I wanted to make a... More 

Thank HarryBerry11
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice coffeehouse with tasty pastries and great cappuccino. Very comfy and relaxed atmosphere. Not cheap though, even for Swiss/Zurich standards.

Thank Baldur23
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Although best for Coffees and cookies you can find various drinks here, service is quick and kind. Decoration is lovely, location is not far from center.

Thank Kursat D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

What can I say except that I was sooo disappointed with the service (or lack thereof) that we received on Saturday 28th January. We waited approx 30 minutes in a queue for a vacant table and when one eventually came free, grabbed it and sat down. We were then asked rather rudely whether we'd reserved (which we hadn't). She said... More 

Thank Michelle M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The place is GREAT! The atmosphere is super unique and comfy, the food is excellent. The service could be much better. We didn't know we have to order at the bar, so we were seating for 30 mins (after we got the menu) waiting for the waiter to come. There were multiple waiters coming by who saw we closed the... More 

1 Thank Natalia O
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We were dismayed to find all the tables reserved on our first visit and went earlier the next day and only then did we realise that the tables are booked for certain time slots and not necessarily the whole time. Fantastic atmosphere and the coffee is good.

Thank HillpeopleAustralia
Zurich, Switzerland
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Waitress was rude and bothered by the buggy. There way and ways to communicate but most probably rudeness was her best way. Also there is no sign indicating that people with prams are not welcome. Most probably the last visit form out side.

1 Thank R S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loewenstrasse 1 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 212 87 45

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