Work brought me to Zurich this week, so after that was done, I still had a whole evening ahead and it of course was not to be wasted! I’m not in this city that often after all.
For a long time the Bahnhofstrasse was one of the main streets I would always have to go to do some shopping, but now, since having friends in Zurich and seeing other parts of the city, I made it my mission not to go down the famous street that time around. So, I took a short walk from the train station over the bridge to the Niederdörfli. The view of the Limmat is just gorgeous, isn’t it?
Walking up one of the picturesque alleys of Zurich I went to Henrici, which is located at the heart of the Niederdörfli. After taking my seat on the lovely terrace with evening sun, I had a sneak around the card. As always I was shocked at the prices and definitely remembered why Zurich was ranked the most expensive city to live in. However, I thought I deserved a Hugo as an apéritif before dinner and hit the spot just right, they hot the syrup ratio right!
While sipping away on the sweet beverage, I picked up on two older men on my left trying to pay their bill. At first I thought they were going to be angry, but I loved how light-hearted they took it and weren’t fuzzy at all once the waitress came to their table.
Soon after a big group of teenage girls sat down on my right and chatted away about their lives and it threw me back to the times when I was sixteen and had the same kind of talks in my friends group. They were worried they would be drifting apart soon. Oh man, I kind of am glad that I’m not a teenager anymore and my friendships have grown past doubting them. As you can tell, I love people watching and listening to their conversations.
Almost right across of Henrici, there’s The Butcher. Last time I was in this area, I think they were just about to open and I already thought it looked good, definitely something I wanted to check out and now I finally got to do it. The interior looks like it was directly ripped out a Tumblr page, so pretty!
I was the first one in the restaurant, as I wanted to go for an early dinner. The staff was very nice and forthcoming. Hip hop bleared out of the boxes, as the waiter brought the menu around, definitely my kind of place. The menu varies a lot and there’s something for everyone, whether you want some meat, are going veggie or vegan. I went for a homemade iced tea and a bacon burger with fries.
Under the slogan “healthy as fuck” everything is freshly prepared and locally grown with zero shitty additives. I could definitely taste that. I loved it and definitely satisfied my hunger after just a small lunch earlier.
As fate would want it, I spontaneously met one of my friends who recently moved to Zurich for drinks at Bebek, which is located at Kalkbreite. We caught up over Oriental Hugos and I also got to meet some of her new co-workers. It was a great ending to my night. Thanks for taking me along, Carole!
All in all, it definitely showed me once again that when you make the most of your time anywhere, you end up having a good time, may it be alone and/or with friends. I definitely don’t do this often enough, but on my train journey back home, I vowed to go on more of those little trips.