We have quickly figured out that brunch is a cool and happening thing in Switzerland. Here in Zürich, friends who are too busy to meet during the week gather at one of the many brunch restaurants on weekends. In fact, the term "brunching" is Swinglish and stands for "let's do brunch" - even we get it by now!
Brunching in the CLOUDS
All-inclusive brunch buffets full of choices are perfect for lazy Sundays. After sleeping in, meeting for brunch can turn into the main activity of the day (and may often extend into the late afternoon).
But sometimes, we prefer a simple but no less delicious breakfast. And this is why the idea of the à la carte "Urban Breakfast" at the CLOUDS Bistro in Zürich appealed to us. On a recent Sunday, we joined our blogger friends Katja and Walter from reisememo.ch to rise above the urban Zürich West...
From Bagels to Cappuccino, from Pancakes to Prosecco
What separates CLOUDS from other brunch restaurants in Zürich is the mere height. On the 35th floor of the Prime Tower, this classy bistro happens to be located in the single highest building in Switzerland!
And we could barely get enough of that magnificent birds-eye perspective: There are tiny trains leaving the station, church towers sticking out from the Old Town, and Lake Zürich with the Alps in the distance.
But in front of us is the "CLOUDS Breakfast", which includes a tray of Swiss cheese, Alpine deli meats, fruits and two latte macchiato. At 24 Francs per couple, we were surprised to also find an attractive selection of jams, butter croissants and Swiss Zopf bread.
Our next visit to CLOUDS is already in the books. But this time around, we are looking forward to experience Zürich by night... Maybe combined with this dessert?
Our advice: Go for that "CLOUDS Breakfast" to start out, but combine it with the non-alcoholic "Fruit Infusion" drink! It is the perfect combination to kick off your weekend while leaving enough space for a late lunch in the city...
- Urban breakfast served Saturdays/Sundays from 10 AM - 4 PM (Live music every last Saturday of the month from noon until 4 PM)
- Bistro open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 11 PM
- How to get there
- CLOUDS Bistro Website
(Disclaimer: For this review, a complimentary urban breakfast selection was provided by CLOUDS Bistro.)