ST. GALLEN | Barista opened in 2017, when owner Emil Underberg, who studied Hotel and Hospitality Management in Melbourne and fell in love with the city’s coffee, returned to Switzerland and was underwhelmed by the coffee on offer.
Beans are ethically sourced and roasted by Zurich-based roaster Stoll Kaffee, and along with being used by the cafe can be taken home whole or ground. Espresso based drinks are the most popular thing on the menu, and Barista is one of the few places in Switzerland where you can order a proper flat white. If you don’t want an espresso-based coffee, Barista also offers Aeropress, Chemex, Cold Brew, and V60.
I had a chat to Emil when I visited Barista and his passion for good coffee and customer service was clear to see. He’s proud of his cafe, and determined to up the standard of coffee throughout the city. He even runs Barista courses, helping to train the next generation of St. Gallen coffee makers.
If you’re hungry, an assortment of cakes and pastries baked daily on-site, are there to keep you satisfied, along with gipfeli from nearby bakery Pietro Cappelli, which some consider to be the best gipfeli in town.
St. Gallen 9000
Telephone: +417 8717 3770
E-mail: [email protected]
Tue – Fri: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am to 6:00pm