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Back Und Brau, Zurich

Heinrichstrasse 267
Zurich
Switzerland
Tel: 44 271 1030
www.backundbrau.ch
Concierge.com's insider take:

In hip Zurich West is this half-designer, half-homey, all-Swiss new institution—a kind of mega-Pain Quotidien serving beer instead of soup. The name means "Bake and Brew," and that's exactly what they do. In an effort to redress the heartless, big-business side of beer and the fastness of food, here's a microbrewery-pub-restaurant-bakery that manages to be almost all things to almost all people—low-carb dieters excepted. The space is fabulous: illuminated walkways set into wooden floors with big iron-framed windows, the whole thing bathed in cobalt-blue light. The bakery turns out savory pastries with spinach and feta; chicken and mushroom pies; pizzas; quiches; loaves of peasant bread baked with a joint of ham inside and sliced; filled bagels and baguettes. The third thing they specialize in here is coffee, but "Back, Brau, und Kaffee" wouldn't sound so good.

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