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Gueterstrasse 166, Basel 4053, Switzerland
+41 61 534 14 55
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
4 Apr 2017
“Fortune-the best spot in Basel”
22 Oct 2016
“Great breakfast spot”
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Cafe, European, Italian
££ - £££
Gueterstrasse 166, Basel 4053, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I was desperately looking for a coffee where I could have a little snack and work on my computer. It seems that this is an uncommon thing here in basel. However someone recommended me this spot! The young lady& young man were really friendly. I...More

1  Thank Ariane S
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped here this morning on the way home from doing my weekly shop- love this place; there's always a happy buzz :-) Had a coffee for 4,50 and a large scrambled eggs. The eggs are served with fresh bread and a sprinkle of tomato...More

1  Thank Missbasel
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I am writing this review while sitting on the garden patio at Fortuna in Basel. The patio is just at the back of the building off of a main street, but gives you the impression you've gone to the country side. It is a mild...More

1  Thank Mary Annette F
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Sometimes in life you need a quite moment in a nice restaurant or bar to think about you and your life. Honestly i think i found this place right here... Everything is warm and friendly... Including the employees... The quality of the Food and drinks...More

Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

We went there for breakfast on a saturday. We sat down in the backyard. And the backyard was probably the only thing that was nice...we ordered breakfast (bread, croissant, juice and coffee). At first the coffee arrived together with the croissant. Unfortunately if you order...More

2  Thank Valentin P
Carretto77, Proprietario at Fortuna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2014

Der Valentin, Thanks a lot for your feed back and we appreciate a lot your honesty. We have analyzed your feed back and find also solution to improve the service. We also have now multiple choice of marmalade. We had Orange marmalade because we are...More

Reviewed 28 October 2014

I really enjoyed this lovely, atmospheric bar cafe. The menu was varied and the food I had was really delicious! The drinks menu was impressive and the red wine I had was superb. I was really impressed with the service too. I look forward to...More

2  Thank PMinch
Fortuna C, Manager at Fortuna, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

Hi Dear, Thanks for your beautiful Feedback. We open again the Garden for the season 2016. We wish to welcome you soon in our Cafè again! Best Regard, Antonino Fortuna

Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Came here for a quick lunch. Even though I wasn't so hungry I ordered a fish meal with pasta. It was so good I almost licked my plate clean. Beautifully presented, fresh ingredients, generous portion and efficient and friendly staff. Add to that the gorgeous...More

3  Thank BushBoytjie
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The Caffe Fortuna is a nice restaurant with a beautiful garden in the backyard. It has delicious fresh and homemade pasta. They have special lunch-menus always with salad or bruschetta as a starter. You can get the typical Gazosa drinks which are very recommendable or...More

2  Thank passionatetravellers
Reviewed 28 October 2012

I went to Caffe Fortuna yesterday for brunch, since they have recently started offering a Saturday brunch menu. I opted for the smaller menu since i was not so hungry. It was a freezing snowy day yesterday so i was expecting the cafe to be...More

1  Thank BushBoytjie
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Ok place for lunch, need top book a table, wleos can be a bit of a squeeze as the next table is right on top of you... Choice of salad of the day, pasta of the day, pizza of the day, so not bad

1  Thank Frangi_72
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gueterstrasse 166, Basel 4053, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 534 14 55
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