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“Friendly Boys and Excellent Coffee”

Bar Hotel Rivington & Sons
Ranked #20 of 25 Coffee & Tea in Zurich
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Escher Wyss
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12 restaurant reviews
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“Friendly Boys and Excellent Coffee”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Right at the bottom of Prime Tower building. Interior, the bar, wood panels, mirrors are taken from an old hotel. Downstairs inside is like a French style cafe, small round tables and small round chairs. And a long bar. They are not the most friendly furniture but they have very friendly service (and for me, this place is very special because services in Zurich can be awful or ok, but very few are excellent). And they have very very good coffee. They also serve good tasty sandwiches and burger. They also have tables and chairs outside, the table are old looking, made of iron with old paint job (but that really adds charm). After office hours, they are packed with people (probably from the office staff from the building, and they had good music).

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“New discovery for Sunday brunch option in Zurich”
Reviewed 4 February 2013

This is one of a very few place in Zurich that offers cooked brunch and not overly crowded.
Food is not bad for what you pay.
The retro American decor looked also charming under the day light.
Service is rather slow (i had a feeling there were maybe only 1 cook in the kitchen), but that could also be a part of charm for relaxed weekend brunch.

It's also a nice bar in the evenings.

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Bar with with added value”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Want a bar where you feel the staff is there to advice you , make your time less stressful and enjoyable. With good beer on tap and specialties in bottles , there is a great choice for beer lovers however ask a Alexes , friendly bloke with the beard to make you a cocktail. You won't find red bull here but the cocktails are traditional and done by someone who has pride in his job.

Visited July 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

it took me a while to discover what was odd in this bar. not just the somewhat restricted choice of beer.. no, its the seating. Tables and stools screwed to the floor. Rather like a bus stop. Not so convivial but also quite difficult to eat from... roast beef sandwich excellent though!

  • Visited December 2011
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