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Rathaus Cafe

#398 of 1,664 Places to Eat in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Cafe, European, Swiss
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Limmatquai 61, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 261 07 70
07:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had a layover in Zurich and we decided to roam around and have coffee at Rathaus Cafe before our next flight. Its located across River Limmat and you can chose to either sit inside or across the river. It had amazing lounge chairs and mesmerizing ambience. Service was good and so was the coffee. Walking distance from Bahnhofstrasse street... More 

Thank sam001101
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Located at the best area at Lucerne, on the lake and near by the shopping area at the heart of the town. Their local beer is adorable and unbelievable. The dark or the yellow one. Both are fresh and coming out from those brass containers on the bar. Wine is great, champagne, food, appetizers .. above all that the staff... More 

Thank Ramez_adel
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great landscape and a very good caffeteria with alot of choices to drink cocktails and things ,and the staff were very friendly the way how they talk to you and the way they serve u.

Thank Drilon K
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A great stop, no matter which time of the day. Been there several times during the summer season but also inside during the winter season. A great variety of finger food, cakes and cookies. For the later part of the day, a great assortment of drinks, wine and cocktails. For us (as a family of 4) its nice to have... More 

Thank Niklas L
Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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630 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place for a stop whrn you're in Zürich. It's located directly at the Limmat. It would be nice if their draft beer would be a local one and not for what reason ever from Schafhausen...

Thank Graido
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop for a drink and nice view of the limmatquai. The bar does a great Aperol spritz! Worth a visit when it's quiet.

Thank M4nhatten
Zurich, Switzerland
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Having decided to have after work cocktails with a few friends, I headed for the Rathaus Café where, to my amazement, I managed to get a table in a sunny spot right on the river. By the time one friend arrived 15 minutes late, we had been summarily ignored by the waiters who zipped around clueless: one trip per table... More 

Thank swissmiss57
ZrhWorldtraveller, Inhaber at Rathaus Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Swissmiss57, thank you for your time to share your experience. The manager who was off this day and myself, are really sorry for your negative experience. We discussed this and will do our best to avoid such situations. It is disappointing to hear what happened, especially after we have regular team meetings and point exactly on such situations and... More 

New York City, New York
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177 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great Spot for drinks,snacks and watch the world pass by Friendly and Efficient service with beautiful views. Right in the heart of Zurich. Awesome spot for break from sightseeing or spend have a cold drink on a sunny day. Excellent for people watching

Thank YogiJuancarlos
Watford, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Sat outside as we had nice weather. Enjoyed some drinks. Service was great it is all electronic so very fast and card is accepted. Mixture of seating from sofas to garden furniture. Fair price for Zurich

Thank Lorraine D
London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Sitting here now on the Friday before the Coldplay concert the weather is very warm the location is great. Right on the river. For me, arriving at 4pm and leaving at 6.30; it's a chilled, vibrant and fun riverside bar. Limited (probably too limited ) wine list but lots of other drinks. Table service. Of course. Note. People are allowed... More 

Thank MarkHippo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Cafe, European, Swiss
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Limmatquai 61, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 261 07 70
Unique setting on the river Limmat, right in the heart of Zurich. Perfect location to enjoy a break in the heart of the city.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?