Breakfast Down Under
Not quite a pop-up, but only open on the first Friday and Saturday of the month is Jen’s Kitchen in Zug. Located down a charming alley at Zeughausgasse 13, Jen’s specializes in Australian style breakfast and coffees. The interior is simple, slightly rustic and beautiful. The place has a bit of a cult following and they do not take reservations. It’s best to follow on FB or Instagram for exact opening dates and times. Makes you want to go, doesn’t it?
Coffee and Chocolate Together... Yes please
Bob’s Food Store offers freshly roasted coffee, select teas, chocolates, spices and even gourmet pastas, rice, oils and vinegars for purchase. Take a break with a hot cup of coffee while contemplating all the delicious goodies you can take home. They also offer workshops and seminars and can advise you to buy the right coffee machine and accessories. The space, right in the Altstadt is rustic and warm.
Sah wah dee khaa...
Missing a taste of Asian cuisine, specifically authentic Thai? Visit this little takeaway place in Neustadt Passage on Barrerstrasse 2 and be prepared to receive a warm greeting upon entering. Generally offering around 4-5 dishes (until they run out), this unpretentious eatery offers genuine flavors and generous portions. When we visited, we found some spots at one of the few tables and waited for our Pad Thai to be freshly cooked, as the first batch had run out There’s also a shop where zou can buz imported goods to make a Thai feast at home. Good to know: Rung Tawan Thai Shop (Take Away) is cash only.
Where’s the beef?
Sometimes nothing will do but a big, juicy steak. Consistently garnering positive reviews, The Meating located not far from the Bahnhof at Grafenauweg 6, is the place for carnivores to satisfy their appetites. Open Monday through Wednesday from 11 – 23 and Thursday and Friday for lunch from 11 – 1, it’s a good idea to make reservations. You can count on getting your steak as you like it, an extensive wine list, plenty of other meat dishes and well thought out sides. The atmosphere is friendly and they also offer event services.
Time for a Cuppa
Finding a well-made cup of coffee is a delight, but what about a proper cup of tea? Look no further than Umami Tee Haus in Cham for a bit of nostalgia and a spot of afternoon tea. Open from Tuesday through Sunday, this classic (and classy) café is located in a grand building off Schulhausstrasse. It’s the perfect place to unwind and re-discover why drinking tea is an art form. In addition to serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, they are also available for events and special occasions.