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The name Bio Andreas doesn't say much, really. After you've shopped there, they'll be synonymous with the words bakery and cafe. They use a wood oven and at certain times you can watch the logs being dragged indoors between sips of coffee. What is important, though, is the sale of bread of all kinds: olive dough cakes, Speckbrot (bread with fat), etc. The fruit cakes and other sweet treats are also delicious. Although they may seem expensive, they are well worth the money. Come, eat and enjoy.
Xocolati is a well-known chocolate shop, located in the city’s old town. It exports fine chocolates from its store to other countries such as Hungary, Madagascar and Equador. All its products are of fine-quality. It has more than 600 chocolate products in its store. The cocoa used in making chocolates is pure, and you instantly feel the chocolate melting in your mouth. Whether it is for gifting purpose, or to simply enjoy this beautiful taste, a visit here is a must, while you are in Basel.
Stop by for some delicious tapas at Don Pincho, in the quaint old city of Basel. Cool interiors with a classic touch and music to match your moods are what you can expect. Spanish wine rules here, so you can't really ignore it. Bookings are recommended if you're planning any party or business event. Hang out with friends to chat away the blues, or set your sights on a Swiss miss!
Weinladen Falstaff is a wine shop set in the historic city walls that serves some of the best wines and olives. There are more than 400 wines available in this store. The best part of this store is that it is open 24/7, so no matter when you want to pick up a few bottles, you can do so. The store is located in a hotel and is part of the hotel group.
Gübelin is no ordinary jewelry shop, these are professionals who know the inside and outside of all gems, precious stones, diamonds and jewels. Every item is produced in their labs in Lucerne under the most stringent quality control checks. Anything you pick from here will burn a hole in your pocket, however you can be assured of only the best quality. Gübelin's also appraises your watches and jewelry
Wanna bring back something from Basel for a loved one? You'll do well at the Lackerli-Huus where they specialize in Basel's famous spiced biscuit. You'll find Lackerli on sale in most department stores, but the best by far is to be found here where they will gladly gift-wrap and even have it shipped for you. The shop also sells other sweets made of cream and Russian jellies. Check out the packaging museum.
Brötli which means literally means 'Open Sandwich' is what this bar is named after. Established in 1906, this is not one of the newer vegetarian bars mushrooming in Basel. The Brötli Bar prides itself on being one of the few which prepares fresh fillings for its sandwiches every 30 minutes. You can either parcel your food or sit back in the very ambient bar with its dark wooden furnishings and cream ceilings and walls.
Located in the heart of the Basel city, Cafe Spitz is a complete fish and seafood savory in Hotel Merian. The restaurant is famous for the delicious seafood it serves, along with a list of suitable wines. You can dine on the terrace and enjoy the grand view of the Mittlerebrucke and the Rhine at the same time. The fish is cooked with locally available, fresh products and herbs. The fish is cooked in different styles according to the seasonal changes and availability of herbs. Most diverse types of sea foods are available here.
In operation since 1898, Confiserie Beschle is known for serving quality baked goods year after year. Not only can patrons shop from a variety of chocolates, pastries, cakes and confectionery, but the eatery is also known for its range of cocktails. Besides dining-in, patrons can also pack some goodies for friends and family back home or even get some sent as gifts. Whether you are in the mood to pamper your sweet tooth, or are simply looking for a quick snack, then certainly head to Confiserie Beschle for a bite.
Transa Travel & Outdoor has long been Switzerland's leading retailer in travel and outdoor equipment. Globetrotters, cyclists and and mountaineers flock to Basel's Reisezentrum Travel Planet. The spacious, light-filled shop has a huge selection of anything and everything needed to enjoy outdoor pursuits. There are mountain-bikes and tents, hammocks and Gore Tex Jackets. The staff, who are themselves well-travelled, have intimate knowledge of the products on offer. And this means that you won't go amiss, whatever you're looking for.