One of my favorite things to start the weekend is to go to a nice and cozy café and enjoy a good coffee. It’s just the perfect way to catch up with my friends, read a good book, make plans and simply spend some quality time. But as always when you move to a new city, I was a bit clueless at first. Hello Zurich, nice to meet you. But where to go now for my Saturday morning coffee? My good friend came to my help with this book called “Kaffee Kreise“, which is a beautifully illustrated work about selected coffee places, fragmented by the 12 circles of Zurich.
Long story short: With this guide in my hand and my eyes open I started to go on an exciting journey of discovery through Zurich’s café landscape. Although this first place that I’m going to introduce here is not from that book, I definitely think it deserves to be mentioned.
HIP – ATTENTION TO DETAIL – GOOD ATMOSPHERE
The Bovelli is a stylish café in the heart of Zurich. With its location just off Bahnhofstrasse and next to the famous vegetarian restaurant Hiltl, Bovelli is the perfect place to have a break from the busy city. It’s actually a great place at every time of the day. With their choice of fresh juices, the variety of different coffee beans and their salty and sweet goodies it’s a nice breakfast location. In the afternoon after shopping it’s cozy and perfect to relax and enjoy one of their teas with fresh leaves. Around 5 p.m they turn down the light and that is when the aperitivo time starts. The atmosphere then changes from being a café to being a bar – which automatically makes you want to try one of their special cocktails, displayed nicely on the chalkboard menu.
What I really appreciate at Bovelli is the attention to details that they put in everything they do. While there, you will discover some surprisingly nice and even funny things. Like for example the straws, the napkins or the ingredients. Last but not least: The staff is attentive and super friendly. Which is not the norm in Zurich so it’s definitely a great plus.
Bovelli: Sihlstrasse 20, 8001 Zürich, 044 210 40 60, www.bovelli.ch