What a beautiful welcome! Upon walking into your ‘guest house’ Kafischnaps, you surprisingly find yourself in a wonderful café. We recommend you enjoy a coffee or a beer before heading upstairs to your room ‘Pfluemli’ or ‘Quince’, just two of 5 rooms on the first floor.
The café itself is a former butcher shop with the original black and white tiles on the walls and exceptionally large shop windows. Oliver and Michael Baumgartner – both from the advertising industry – were given access to the rooms and rebuilt the Kafischnaps in teamwork with interior decorators Jenny Schrepfer and Isabel Grassi. In 2006 they opened and it didn’t take long for success to arrive.
The district lacked a good café, so now in the mornings you’ll find mothers, construction workers and the Bohème crowd enjoying an excellent granola together. Later in the evening when locals arrive to enjoy drinks, the place fills with a new mood.
The rooms are tastefully decorated without exception. The rooms ‘Pfluemli’ and ‘Williams’ facing the street are a bit more affordable (but it’s not that crazy loud). The only drawback is the lack of private bathrooms. However, there are the two bathrooms which are beautifully designed, to be shared with guests from the other 4 rooms.
Address: Kornhausstrasse 57, 8037 Zurich
Prices: double room starting at 65-90€ incl. breakfast