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Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 440 66 22
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
21 Jun 2017
“Relaxed bar, cafe, bookshop.”
6 days ago
“Arrogant, bland and overpriced”
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I would love to like the cafe as there is a cute bookstore and outside seating. However, the service is basically non-existent. When asked if it’s possible to warm up a cold, hard cheese sandwich, the seller refused, saying they just don’t do it. I...More

1  Thank Yanis N
Philipp P, Inhaber at Spheres, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry we could not please your needs. Since 1999 we serve all our food and drinks from the bar and normally have very friendly and helpfull staff. I was there the whole day today and it was extremly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I paid CHF 11.- for a soup to go and when I arrived at my office the container was not even full... I wrote them an email to let them know I found that incredible, well they didn’t even Answer me. I was a regular...More

Thank Nanis9
Philipp P, Inhaber at Spheres, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Customer I must confess that your e-mail was not answered. I apologies deeply, it is not my normal way to treat requests. But as a former regular guest, you know that we are very close to our customers and open for a chat or...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meeting up with a friend, I was looking forward to going to Spheres. Reviews have been consistently good and I'm only adding my own, because my experience was rather different to the majority of reviewers. I arrived around 9:30 in the morning and although well...More

Thank ThomasHettich
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This spot is ideal for an informal catch up with friends. It is mainly 50% a book shop and 50% cafe/bar. It works really well. It has a very chilled atmosphere, serves a wide range of drinks and snacks. When the sun is shining there...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A great place to hang out and read or work. There is free wifi and lots of seating. The service is very nice and the pastries and cakes are yummy. A definite must visit.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Really great place we found on our walk through Zurich. Relaxed atmosphere and totally inviting and welcoming feel to the place which is a nice change from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core. Really liked it here, and will definitely make it a...More

Thank Foxy2006
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This place is a real chill out place near Escher wyss platz. it is nicer in summer as you can sit outside . It is casual and nice to stop by for a drink or on sunday afternoon for coffee and chocolate cake. They do...More

Thank gailZurich
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Atmosphere: Creative. From the moment I entered I got the feeling that this is a place where creativity and coffee come together. Good for a Monday morning or when you need inspiration. The lighting, the music, the tables (which are also hidden amongst the books)....More

4  Thank Coffee Me Z
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. It is a mixture of bookshop and kind of restaurant. Atmosphere is great and meals are quite delicious. During summer and lunch sun shines just in front so sitting outside having coffee and Gazosa aranciata is best feeling ever.

Thank Exotic A
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This café is in the more alternative Hardbrücke area of Zurich, which is being more and more modernized. The café, situated on the river, has a wide range of nice offerings, being located in a book shop. This gives it a special flavor.... You have...More

Thank Tornado0963
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Escher Wyss
  • Neighbourhood: Escher Wyss
  • Phone Number: +41 44 440 66 22
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