The streets of Zurich: Limmatquai: Gran Caffè Motta

Today I celebrate five months of foodie travel blogging. I would like to take this occasion to say THANK YOU to all you amazing readers! I really appreciate you taking the time to read, like, and comment on my blog posts.

And what better way to celebrate than with a lavish breakfast at Gran Caffè Motta, a Milan-inspired coffee house right in the middle of Limmatquai?

The coffee house has been recently renovated and has simple, yet pretty interiors with wooden furniture.

Gran Caffè Motta

Besides the decor, what is particularly attractive of this coffee house for both regular clients and tourists is the view over the Limmat River.

Gran Caffè Motta

They have several breakfast combinations on their menu. However, I preferred to order à la carte. I went for a cheese platter with Gruyère, Provolone, and Appenzeller cheese, together with some bread. I also ordered a latte macchiato.

Gran Caffè Motta

Gran Caffè Motta

After eating the cheese, I spent some time browsing the papers – this is one of the few spots in town where people spend their time reading the papers or a book with their morning coffee.

I was still a little hungry afterwards, so I ordered a small focaccia with mozzarella and tomato.

Gran Caffè Motta

Gran Caffè Motta is definitely a nice spot for a lazy weekend breakfast. I’ve never been there for lunch, but their selection of Italian antipasti and pasta dishes sounds worth checking out soon!



  • Cheese platter, 6,90 SFr.
  • Bread, 2,20 SFr.
  • Focaccia with mozzarella and tomato, 8,90 SFr.
  • Latte macchiato, 6,70 SFr.


Address: Limmatquai 66, 8001 Zurich

Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 7:30 a.m.-midnight

4 responses to “The streets of Zurich: Limmatquai: Gran Caffè Motta

  1. Ooooh schön! Das Gran Café war meine erste Arbeitsstelle in Zürich, noch vor der Renovierung. Jetzt ist es natürlich viel moderner und hübscher aber die erstklassige Lage mit den riesigen Schaufenstern und der Terrasse war auch schon zu meiner Zeit so! Glückwunsch zum Jubiläum mach weiter so! Liebe Grüsse nach Züri aus dem warmen Bangkok 😉

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