On any given day, a happy few are sitting in the Griederbar,
enjoying a moment of respite from busy Bahnofstrasse with coffee, a light lunch
or a glass of prosecco. On the top
floor of the elegant Grieder department store, the bar has a stylish indoor
area but it comes into its own in summer, when the small terrace opens.
beautifully inviting space, the terrace has just a few tables, which nestle
under the shade of white umbrellas and a large plane tree, making booking ahead
essential if you hope to score a place at lunchtime. Popular with Zürich’s
smartest ladies who lunch, the menu provides waistline friendly salads,
sandwiches and afternoon nibbles. On a warm day head, join them for an al fresco glass of fizz before plundering
Grieder of its designer treasures.