Organic, vegetarian-friendly cafés aren’t the sort of thing we seek out when travelling, but we were drawn to the old school charm of Café Zähringer in Zurich’s old town. It was not very far from our hotel, so it naturally came across our path. We popped into the little place for a spot of coffee, and more to get away from the biting winter chill. This was an alternative café known more for its origin than its food or service (neither being very outstanding as we read), but that it was a workers’ collective and that all owners and employees had a stake in the place. Frankly I don’t know what that means, just seems like a group of people putting some love into a hobby since 1981 and calling it a collective. Speaking of which - Happy May Day! Purely a coincidence.
Zaehringerplatz 11, Old Town
Tel: 044 252 05 00