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Zurich: Tapas breakfast at Corazón

by Sanne
Corazon, Zurich

If you happened to be in Zurich, Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago, you might have seen me scouring the narrow streets of Altstadt for a place to have breakfast. It turned out to be more of a challenge than what I had expected, because most of the cafes I encountered, were more like bars, with booze, not food, taking center stage.

Now if you’re from Zurich, you’ll probably argue that there are plenty of nice breakfast spots around. I know. I found out the following day after doing more research. You just need to know where to look. That morning I didn’t, so I ended up at a tapas bar called Corazón. After having a look at the menu inside, I realized that except for croissants, they didn’t have much to offer breakfast-wise, but I could order the tapas platter if I wanted? I can always eat tapas, and 10 o’ clock in Zurich is lunchtime in Dubai, so tapas it was. Definitely. The young guy behind the counter warned me that it was a lot of food and suggested to make me a smaller portion. I’m usually very hungry in the morning, but dinner the night before had taught me that Zurich servings are very big, so I agreed that it was probably a good idea.

It was the sunny corner location that initially caught my attention, so after placing my order, I went outside to have a seat. The tapas platter had olives, sundried tomatoes, ham and cheese. No surprises, but nice and tasty, and the delicious bread tasted like it came straight from the oven. The coffee was good too, but I think I should have ordered my latte with a double shot. Says someone, who only started drinking coffee without ice cream and caramel syrup about a year ago. I guess I quickly got hooked.

Even though Corazón didn’t seem like a typical breakfast place, a lot of people were stopping by for a cup of coffee, while I was there. With a location like that I guess you don’t really need anything else but coffee, but when that’s said, I’m also certain that Corazon is even nicer in the evening, when you can have a glass of red wine with your tapas outside.


Bar Corazón, Zähringerplatz 11, Zurich

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