I did a quick Google search a week ago typing “vegan tearoom Paris”, while I was looking for places I should try out when I’m in Paris later this week.
The search delivered a few interesting results, the very first one of which sounded quite intriguing: Les Gourmandises de Miyuko.
From the name I could not immediately tell whether I had found what I was looking for or whether Google had misunderstood my request, giving me instead the website address of a Japanese bistro.
Well, it turns out that Google did give me the name of a tearoom, just as I wanted, but the tearoom wasn’t in Paris. Rather, it was in … Zurich!
I had a look at the tearoom’s website and it didn’t take me long to decide that I had to try it out.
So I went there today with a (non-veggie) friend for brunch, and what a pleasant surprise the place was! It was love at first sight with the pretty, Japan-inspired interiors and the lovely table by the window we were given.
Brunch at Miyuko is served on a three-tier cake stand with: Birchermuesli (a Swiss cereal-based breakfast specialty), peach & pineapple chutney, cucumber & carrot sticks, fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, cheese, wasabi-flavored fig jam, cold cuts, jam, butter, fresh pineapple, chocolate pralines, chocolate mousse, and a cupcake. Whole grain bread, white bread, and croissants are served separately.
Miyuko also serves vegan and gluten-free brunches, which need to be ordered in advance at the time of booking.
As for hot drinks, we ordered the house specialty: Matcha Latte, made of foamed milk with pulverized Japanese green tea. The taste of the drink needs some getting used to, but it’s definitely worth a try!
I am glad I discovered this place now that winter is (not-too-slowly) settling in. I already spotted an apple pie and a chocolate-mango-maracuja cake (both vegan!) I would like to try sometime soon.
- Brunch, 29,00 SFr.
- Matcha latte, 7,50 SFr.
Address: Beckenhofstrasse 7/9, 8006 Zurich
Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sun, 9 a.m.-5 a.m.