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.
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