Visiting our bookstore?
Make a day trip out of it. Here are our recommendations in less than 10 minutes walking distance:
Le Mezzerie de Moudi (Lebanese)
📍Bertastrasse 36, 8003 Zürich
One of the best Lebanese mezze places in the neighborhood. Excellent outdoor seating for nice spring and summer days. The place is really nicely decorated and the staff really friendly.
Yardbird Southern Fried Chicken (American)
📍Weststrasse 146, 8003 Zürich
Get ready for the fact that (and I don't think I am being biased) the majority of my recommendations will be "this is the best". But trust me, Yardbird has the best fried chicken in Zürich!! The modern decorations and excellent cocktails just add to the amazing atmosphere and complement the great fried chicken.
📍Zentralstrasse 53, 8003 Zürich
Ooki offers really soulful Japanese cuisine including Ippiryori, Sarada, Kareeraisu, Donburi, Udon and Ramen. The decoration is great and the outdoor sitting is really nice when the weather is good.
Miki Ramen (Japanese)
📍Sihlfeldstrasse 63, 8003 Zürich
Miki Ramen (sister restaurant of IKOO) is hands down the best Ramen in town and in the neighborhood. So good it is worth having to wait for a table on the weekends! Saying that, because they do not accept online reservations, we recommend to try and get a table on a weekday.
📍Badenerstrasse 171, 8003 Zürich
🚋 5min (Bus 32)
I really like Le Mezzerie de Moudi but I think Bebek has the best Lebanese style Mezze in Zürich (alongside DAR Restaurant). The restaurant is big but cozy with a great back window with a view to the tram depot. The all-you-can-eat menu is truly worth it!
Mit und Ohne (Turkish)
📍Badenerstrasse 248, 8004 Zürich
Mit & Ohne is hands down the best kebab! Do you know what a kebab is? This is not it. Mit & Ohne has a modern and healthy outlook on the kebab and created what I can only describe as AMAZING. The pita is done fresh on the spot, there is a planted-chicken option, and all the vegetables are fresh and crunchy. This is a must visit if you are in the 'hood.
📍Badenerstrasse 256, 8004 Zürich
I dare to say Badenerstrasse has the biggest strasse to amazing restaurants ratio in Zürich. Right next to Mit & Ohne we have the top Tibetan Momos. They only have 3 types: Meat, Vegi and Vegan. My recommendation: go Vegan! The mushrooms, chickpeas and coriander are just...
La Taqueria (Mexican)
📍Badenerstrasse 138, 8004 Zürich
🚋 6 min (Bus 32)
Go for the tacos, stay for the Margaritas! Really interesting Mexican decoration, nice vibes and great great tacos, taquitos, burritos and quesadillas.
📍Köchlistrasse 35, 8004 Zürich
🚋 6 min (Bus 32)
Cantina is a must to experience modern Peruvian cuisine inspired by Chicherias. I can only recommend everything on the menu with a nice cocktail on the side!
📍Langstrasse 6, 8004 Zürich
🚋 5 min (Bus 32)
Ok, I know this one is outside of the 10 minute radius but I could not not recommend the best burgers (in my opinion). Not only are the burgers the best, the fries are there matching it! If you haven't gone.. GO NOW!
📍Bertastrasse 16, 8003 Zürich
Babette is one of our favorite brunch places which is not usually too crowded, has excellent location, outdoor sitting and next level eggs!
📍Zurlindenstrasse 231, 8003 Zürich
Kafi Dihei is one of our favorite brunch spots. The outdoor and indoor areas are limited but I can guarantee that it is worth staying in line for.
Coffee & Drinks
ViCAFE Goldbrunnen (Coffee)
📍 Birmensdorferstrasse 240, 8003 Zürich
Amazing coffee only 1 minute away from the store. If you come from Goldbrunnenplatz on the way to the shop, we highly recommend you stop for a takeaway coffee. This coffee place does not have any seats.
Calvados Bar (Drinks)
📍 Idaplatz 4, 8003 Zürich
By Idaplatz, the Calvados Bar is a perfect place to have an outdoor drink on a sunny day and enjoy the amazing vibes of Idaplatz.
Piazza (Drinks, Food & Ice cream)
📍 Idaplatz 2, 8003 Zürich
Just like Calvados Bar, Piazza is located by Idaplatz which allows you to enjoy an outdoor drink on a nice day. Piazza also serves food and has a Gelataria right next door (even if our favorite is Gelataria di Berna, the lines are definitely smaller)
📍Sihlfeldstrasse 49, 8003 Zürich
Raygrodski is one of our favorite bars for a cocktail. Located by Brupbacherplatz, it has an amazing location with outdoor sitting and cocktails to match.
Grazie (Drinks & Pizza)
📍Weststrasse 192, 8003 Zürich
Located right next to Gelataria di Berna in Brupbacherplatz, this is the perfect place to relax and have a drink with an amazing environment. And if you get hungry? They have really nice slices of pizza for a light snack to soak in your delicious Aperol spritz.
Bar Sacchi (Drinks)
📍Bertastrasse 1, 8003 Zürich
We end up a lot at Bar Sacchi or across the street for a beer during the week. Located close to a busy street, going for a drink at Bar Sacchi gives us the human buzz we need after day full of work.
Grand Café Lochergut (Drinks, Brunch, Food)
📍Badenerstrasse 230, 8004 Zürich
Lochergut café has a huge outdoor area which is located straight in the sunlight which makes it the perfect place for lunch or a drink. Besides the nice cocktails, good brunch (although not in our top favorites), they have the BEST chicken burger for lunch. So if you can make it at lunch time, their lunch menu comes with a salad and water included.
📍Meinrad-Lienert-Strasse 17, 8003 Zürich
Besides the extraordinary book wall, Dali's also has equivalently spectacular drinks. With less outdoor sitting, it can happen to be quite busy. If you don't mind a cozy and busy atmosphere, this is your place!
Gelataria di Berna
📍Weststrasse 196, 8003 Zürich