My personal highlight: Brunch tapas you can share, hot cheese croissant, okonomiyaki waffle or a Malaysian kaya toast bread? Specialty coffee and cozy atmosphere included
The month of December was the new coffee spot discovery in Zurich for me, yes, there are a lot of coffee places in Zurich, this is one is special, because you get Asian specialities for brunch. 169West opened its doors in Zurich at Weststrasse 169, obvious and easy, the coffee shop’s name says it all. The interior is cozy, you feel like in a living room. The ambience invites to sit on a sofa, read a book and lean back.
Specialty coffee, Hot Cheese croissant, Japanese okonomiyaki waffle and Kaya Toast
Let’s start with coffee! Coffee fans get a delicious flat white or filter coffee, whatever you like best. The roast you find at 169West is from the brand The Barn from Berlin.
What pairs best with coffee? Guess a croissant or pan au chocolat made from the baker seri Backhandwerk. I tried the hot cheese croissant which was an absolute dream.
For brunch and the okonomiyaki waffle is a must. This Japanese dish is a sort of a pancake with cabbage, carrots, eggs and a delicious homemade tasty sauce. The mayo gives the extra flavour on top. All is home made using only local ingredients. The sauce for example contains some plums from the area. This dish is seasonal, hurry up trying it as long it is on the menu! Further to recommend: the Kaya Toast, a breakfast speciality from Singapore and Malaysia. It’s a cream made of coconut milk and eggs in a toast and comes with an onsen egg. This egg is slow cooked for 1 hour at 64 degrees. The exact way to eat it? Dip the toast in the egg! The Kaya toast throw me back to Tioman Island!
Should you desire some travel insights from my Malaysia travel, get that here!
& natural wines
A passion of one of the owner are natural wines. These are wines that are free of pesticides and herbicides and often without any addition of additives. The selection is great, ask them to get introduced to this new wine world.
Address: Weststrasse 169, 8003 Zürich – Kreis 3, 5 minutes walk from Lochergut
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 8 am to 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm
no reservation for brunch!
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