So as you all know cooking is a real passion of mine yet and with that comes my other major passion the part when you get to enjoy the deliciousness you just prepared or better said the eating part. I love eating! I cook. I eat. I blog, I guess that’s my motto for a reason.
Since I love enjoying food I also have a tendency to eat out on the occasion. I absolutely love discovering new foodie gems in my area, which offer delightful food, which is worth spending your money on. I’m actually quit picky when it comes to restaurant food and whenever I feel like something I had eating out tastes like something I could have easily thrown together myself I’m not at all satisfied. Still it happens that the food I get at a restaurant or café is so extraordinarily good and different to anything I can’t see myself cooking at home.
Therefor I decided to start sharing it with whenever I really love the food somewhere that hadn’t been created in my very own kitchen. So from now on I’m going to start sharing my favourite restaurants and coffee shops I can find in my area or wherever else the wind takes me.
I want to start of this little series with a place I have actually been to quite a few times. Yet the numerous times I’ve been there I usually only had a coffee, a tea or one of their delicious matcha lattes and maybe a small chocolate on the side though I have never actually had breakfast in that certain place. The other week however I met up with a lovely friend of mine who’s quite the foodie as well and we had previously decided to have brunch at Les Gourmandises de Miyuko, which is the name of the amazing coffee shop I want to tell you about.
Les Gourmandises the Miyuko offers a wide variety of vegan and non-vegan food such as heavenly looking cakes, homemade pralines and even savoury meals such as delicious quinoa salads or delightful Sandwiches. They also offer their signature “Miyuko Gnüsser Zmorge” which basically means Miyuko Gourmet Breakfast, which was also the one thing; my friend and I decided to treat us with.
We ended up going for the Vegan and gluten free version since my friend happens to be gluten intolerant and well I like to eat vegan. As we arrived a rolled up paper tied up with a silver bow was expecting us and inside we could read our menu. The foods we were served on that certain day were brought to us on a three level étagère. There were savoury foods on the bottom then sweet breakfast treats in the middle part and to top it all off a tray of delightful desserts. In addition to the three trays we were also served a big basket of gluten free bread and scones.
There was a delightful mango chocolate cream, the most amazing Bircher muesli with a matcha crumble topping, different tofu terrines, a quinoa salad and a variety of spreads to just name a few of the delicacies we got to enjoy. Included was additionally a homemade ice tea and one hot drink, which we were able to chose from their regular menu.
All through out our time at Miyuko the exceptionally friendly and considerate staff kept filling our glasses with water, which actually isn’t a given at all in Zurich or as a matter of fact in the whole of Switzerland. Just saying usually when you ask for tap water in a restaurant they either refuse to give it to you or it comes with a ridiculous price though when you’re lucky you might only get a few black looks and still receive a glass of free water.
Anyway back to my delightful Sunday Brunch experience. So the food was amazing, the waitresses were super friendly too; the atmosphere in the cute little coffee shop was great as well. The only thing I could complain about was the price. We actually paid a stiff price of 45.90 CHF each for this treat. Yet although this seems like a lot of money if you consider that we could have actually ordered more when we were finished with the first batch and the fact that everything else was absolutely perfect I personally find this price absolutely justifiable and definitely worth the great food, service and vibe in the tiny coffee shop hidden on Beckenhofstrasse about a 15 minute walk from Zurich’s main station.
All in all I can only recommend this gem in the middle of Zurich. I mean you don’t have to spend close to 50 CHF there you can also just have a coffee and a piece of cake which won’t cost you any more than in all the other coffee shops in Switzerland.
This place is caters for literally anyone. You’re gluten free, they’ll make it gluten free, you like meat, you’ll get your meat or you’re the opposite and eat vegan you’ll sure find a delicious option on their menu. Such a great place to sip a cup of tea, enjoy Sunday brunch or have lunch while being on a shopping spree in the city.
check out their website: http://www.miyuko.ch/aktuell/
Have a lovely day guys.