169 West, Langstrasse



169 west langstrasse



ZÜRICH | 169 West is a cozy little cafe and bar in Zurich’s Langstrasse that’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for a spot to eat and drink that has a local neighbourhood vibe about it. In fact, the feel of the space is very much like the living room of someone’s home.

Natural wines and coffee are the focus here, and excellent versions of both are served. A regularly rotating selection of around twelve different wines are offered at any given time, along with a equally regularly rotating espresso and filter coffee been offering. Co-owners co-owners Hagen Britz and award winning barista Kai Keong Ng are passionate about what they do and excitedly talk about what’s on offer at any given time to those who are interested.

Grab a proper flat while or cold brew along with some kaya toast, a dish which tips the hat to Singapore and Malaysia. It’s served the proper way, with a soft boiled egg on the side. Toasted croissants served with “Schnebel Kuh” and honey mustard sauce, are always great. The Okonomiyaki waffle is also popular with locals.

When it comes to what wine to drink, our advice is to leave it up to the staff. They know what characteristic are in each varied bottle they offer and can talk you through the list to find something interesting to try. Coffee based cocktails are also fantastic here, as you’d expect.

169 West

Weststrasse 169
Zürich 8003

Telephone: +414 4461 0033
E-mail: [email protected]

Wed – Thu: 8:00am to 10:00pm
Fri: 8:00am to 11:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 11:00pm
Sun: 10:00am to 10:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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