Gran Café Motta is like black tea with steamed milk: Don’t mock it until you’ve tried it!
I used to live around the corner from Motta, and had a serious passion for coffee a while back (which has now turned into a serious passion for tea). This café is, in my opinion, one of the few places in Zurich that serves a milky cup of coffee just right. In addition, they have a great selection of morning combos that are decently priced. You will find that any other place along the Limmat lives up to Zurich’s pricey reputation.
Motta keeps it real. Like fresh lemonade and iced tea real. So whether you need a chilled glass of their homemade beverages or a crispy croissant to dunk in your cappuccino, Motta fits the bill. Beware of the limitations when it comes to eggs before 8AM – the chef simply just isn’t there yet! And if you need a place to meet with a colleague to gossip, their seating outside is a great way to go incognito for an hour…
Food: Solid, sometimes a bit adventurous.
Staff: Very service-oriented!