Strange how a place appeals without any knowledge of it. First saw this place passing on a tram and don't know why it looked good, maybe a collection of outdoor seating, the location next to the tram track or just the appearance.
Anyway, visited twice, both times good food with veggie options for Mrs B and no nonsense service, just the sort of place we love on our travels - excellent!
The Café Alpin is a really multitalented shop. At ground / first floor it is a fashion store for good quality Swiss fashion. On the terrace and in the basement it is a coffee-bar with a huge selection of coffees and wines. For what reason you are visiting it, this will be your choice, but it is an ideal combination. But the owner Stephan Minder has more ideas in his mind like music events he wants to host here.
alpin opening hours:
Monday 14:00 - 18:30
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 18:30
Thursday - 20:00
Saturday 9:30 - 16:00
café alpin serving hours:
Wednesday 17:00 -
Thursday - Saturday 9:30 - 23:30
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
This restaurant is perfect for a fine meal. Noon, you'll see business people or politicians eating there. So, it's clear it's nothing with children or noisy people... but if you are in a mood and want to have a nice meal with bread and butter, served very friendly, at noon with reasonable prices...it's really great.
Favorite Dish: They change the menues every day. It's possible to command only the half, so if you don't want eat very much, it is possible:-)
In the Migros-restaurants in Switzerland you can always save some money , because they have great food there for a reasonable price and in most cases you will also see what you get, even when you dont know the right expressions from the menu.
Favorite Dish: Migros-restaurants will have a buffet of cold and warm dishes, where you can compose your menu on your own, choose between different kinds of meat and fishes, vegetables, potatoes etc. and at the end you pay a certain amount, in 2010 it was 2,90 sfr per 100gramm.
The Migros Take Away is a great choice if you don't want to spend much money on food, and still want to try some local ingredients or recipes.
Also the Migros Supermarket provided some already cooked food at very good prices, considering that Switzerland is not exactly cheap.
There is always a Migros in some part of the city. It's easy to find and reliable.
And they sell good coffee too.
Small restaurant on a side street in Bern's busy downtown, it looked liked a place that catered to the local professionals on their lunch breaks.
It was the delicious smell that drew me inside on Friday, July 13.
I confess: I first tasted "European pizza" three years ago in Vienna and I've never forgotten it. I wanted to try it again. This pizza margareta was superb. Perfectly seasoned tomato sauce and the just the right amount of cheese.
I still have trouble eating pizza with a knife and fork, but when in Bern...
The size would've been better for two people, but I was hungry and it was so good! So, I ate about 2/3 of it, and wished I could've taken a "doggy bag."
Treat yourself to Fondue Chinoise with a difference. Whether dinner for two or a meal with friends or colleagues, the choice is yours. However, the number of seats per day is limited – so book your table now ! ! !
In the package included:
Fondue Chinoise in a Mongolian pot with delicious fish, shrimps, tender chicken, succulent beef (200 g) and a selection of firm vegetables. With it you can have rice or chips and as many helpings from the sauce selection as you like.
Admission to the casino
Glass of prosecco by way of greeting at our casino bar
Gaming Chips to the value of CHF 10.-
Personal guided tour of the casino with explanations about the games
On request, free games tournament with a prize for the winner (minimum six persons)
Parking in our underground car park, or use our Parking Service (if available)*
Package price CHF 49.- per person instead of CHF 91.50
*Car Parking and Parking Service not included in the special package price.
Very affordable and atmospheric restaurant in Bern Old Town which is generically Swiss. The waiters are very friendly and responsive. The beer (Cardinal - a local swiss brew ) - is excellent and you'll have the chance to sample some excellent Swiss Red Wine - Sang Des Martyrs (from F&D Giroud Sion -Valais).
Favorite Dish: The Sausage and Ham dish (Tageshit 3) is very tasty.The wine is priced per 100ml and ironically the non Swiss house wine is 4 CHF compared to 6 for Sang Des Martyrs. Total bill in Apr 06
Large beer - 5.80
200 mls Sang Des Martyrs - 12.00
200 mls Sang Des Martyrs - 12.00
Margarhita Pizza - 16.80
Sausage and Ham - 19.50
Total 66.80 CHF (29.40 pds sterling,42 euro)
It's situated not far away from the cathedral Munster. Very friendly! Not cheap, but it's worth.
I like it as well for the reason that smoking is not permitted, but the food is really nice too (french kitchen)
Favorite Dish: lamb
Fresh ingredients. Nice place situated not far away from the station. There are two parts. One is more bistro and the other part is for a really fine meal with several courses.
I have to say as well, that this restaurant is nothing!! if you want to eat just a salad... It' s NOT possible just to command two starters...
so if you want to eat just a snack... don't go there!!
Favorite Dish: I love the salad, but there are all kind of fine menues, Swiss and French specialities
It opened in summer 2004... I just love the architecture. You look at it and might think it's a riverboat... don't miss go down there, it's worth... to have a drink in a special atmosphere...
Until now, I could not make a test of the food myself... It seems as if whole Berne is making reservations, so it's a must to reserve a table...it's quite expensive,
but even if the food would not be terrible.. the place IS!!!
Favorite Dish: wait.. I'll write it, when I know better, but the waiters are especially kind!
It once was a great restaurant... but in the end of august 2005 there was too much rain, so the water in the river Aare went in all the houses in this location. So the restaurant has to be renovated. On the website they say, that it will reopen in the beginning of 2006..
Favorite Dish: Greek specialities... tzatziki, souvlaki and all well known of the Greek kitchen. I love it...
Are you looking for a cheap restaurant, where you even can unpack your own sandwitch and snacks, where your kids will beg you to stay longer? That's the Dählhölzli Restaurant. It is located on the Aare river, in the middle of the Dählhölzli Park and a few meters down from the main entrance to the Dählhölzli zoo.
The restaurant is very family friendly, has a huge terrasse. One thing to look out: if you are sitting in the area with blue chairs, there's a service and you shouldn't unpack your own stuff. But on the red chairs, just feel at home. You can go to the self-service buffet and buy something, or just unpack your own food while your kids are playing on the installations specially made for them. One negative point: outdoor furniture is quite old and shabby.
Favorite Dish: In the self service area, you'll find things like bratwurst and french fries, as well as a salad buffet. Prices are around 10 francs. In the area with waiters, you'll pay for the same bratwurst and french fries 5 francs more, but you'll have a bigger menu choice. Prices are average, between 20 and 30 francs.
They tout themselves to be "The countryside restaurant nearest to the Federal Palace". While they are not actually in the town of Bern, it's just a short 15 minutes bus ride from the center (Bus number 10) or if you happen to be at the Bern station, it's faster if you take the S-Bahn Bound for Langnau or Thun via Wankdorf. Ostermundigen is the second stop. Getting there by public transportation is best, since you will be able to enjoy one of their delicous wines without being anxious about the traffic controls. Remember: don't drink and drive...
They have a wintergarden, a typical Swiss corner as well as an Italian grotto in the basement. Each part of the restaurant has its own style and menu.
KABUKI Japanese restaurant in Markthalle. You want to change... had enough cheese? You'll find Great Japanese kitchen in there
fresh and appetizing... expensive, but it's worth
Favorite Dish: Sushi and Sashimi... and all the other japanese dishes
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