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) #723 of 1,623 Restaurants in Zurich €€ - €€€ Cafe, European, Mediterranean
Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 440 66 22
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good53%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
8 Jan 2017
“Fun cafe”
4 May 2016
“Totally relaxing”
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Cafe, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Hardturmstrasse 66, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
Neighbourhood: Escher Wyss
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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 27 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
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Café with bookshop and sometimes reading events. Nice in and outside, urban street or peaceful river view, to have a coffee or beer or one of the various snacks... Solo or meeting friends... this café is always perfect! This place is one of my favorite...More

Thank Regula R
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite spots to have a drink, a small side dish and read —which you won't do alone at Sphères. They offer a impressive collection of German books about philosophy, politics and sociology, if your too lazy to bring your own.

Thank Moritz Z
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast at Sphères. The French croissants and the hot chocolate were delicious. The birchermüesli was ok but not spectacular. There is a library in the café and it is definitely a good place to discuss since it is not too noisy inside.

Thank Jamesfood
Reviewed 23 April 2015

If you want to enjoy a coffee at a coffee shop / bookstore, looking at a busy street or the river (on the back side), surrounded by a "youngish" crowd, a bit hipster-like, a bit "alternative young professional"-looking, far from the touristy Zurich neighborhoods, then...More

Thank dionysisGR
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 19:30
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 19:30
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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