The aroma wafting from a bakery is always inviting, and this historic one in the city is no exception. Walk into the Sprüngli - an 1836 shop, which still retains its old-world ambiance - to get an eyeful of the treats on display. The luscious truffles, moist cakes, crunchy macaroons, marzipan fruits, and chocolates with sinful fillings of nut, milk and alcohol on display can induce any self-respecting chocoholic to give in to desire. Or, try the chocolate mousse which is sold packed in an ice box! Grab a box of candy for a friend, and make sure you pop in a few Lindt chocolates as well; they are the house specialty. To get a more intimate feel of the place, hop upstairs to their Boulevard Café in summer, where you can have delightful fixed priced breakfasts and meals.
Located on the brink of the Limmat river in the Baur au Lac Hotel, Pavillon invites guests in its stunning glass-walled gazebo designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon. While the interiors exude exceptional class and style, the cuisine at Pavillon is every bit worthy of the Michelin-starred honor that it upholds. Chef Laurent Eperon puts together a splendid haute cuisine menu, while resident sommelier Jean-Denis Roger recommends remarkable wines to complement the meal. It may be worthwhile to mention that the restaurant also holds 18 GaultMillau points, administered by a prestigious French guide.
This wonderful, vegetarian snack bar has won many hearts across Europe and its Seefeldstrasse location is no different. Variety of healthy breakfast specials as well as vegetarian lunch delights adorn their buffet and, refreshing juices and shakes complement perfectly with these lighter meals. You have to serve yourself here, which comes handy because of the assortment of options laid in front of you. The place has ample of seating spaces but if you wish, you can also take-out your order and enjoy it in the comforts of your home or hotel.
The Dézaley, with its specialties from the French part of Switzerland is located in the old town of Zürich just beside the Grossmünster. There is a lot of culture that can be seen in the furniture that encompasses Le Dézaley. Besides the native Swiss specialties, international dishes are served as well. It is also worth trying one of the excellent Swiss wines from the French part of the country.
This bar offers visitors one of the few opportunities for getting a bird's eye view of the city by night. The Jules Verne Panoramabar is on the eleventh floor and once you've reached the top, you can see the entire city. The bar is actually part of the Lipp Brasserie on the ground floor and the elevator can be found here. The decor at the top is not spectacular and not necessarily suitable for an intimate dinner for two - but who cares when you can enjoy the view over a drink?
Nestled on the 35th storey of Zurich's tallest tower, Clouds offers a dining experience like none other. Surrounded by a magnificent view encompassing the Swiss Alps, and the sublime yet sophisticated decor, you will entranced by the ambiance. Excellent Italian cuisine paired with mature wines results in a fine-dine experience that is bound to please even the most discerning gourmands. Reserving ahead is highly recommended.