A piece of pure Italy on busy Bleicherweg, La Stanza prides
itself on the best espresso in Zürich and we have to concur. By day the small,
light-filled, high ceiling room resonates to the burble of coffee machines and
the hubbub of people sitting around the simple wooden tables or by the long
Come the evening La Stanza fills up with diverse crowd of
locals – journalists, graphic designers and sometime bohemians cheek by jowl
with smart bankers – meeting for after work drinks, post dinner drinks or, from
Thursday to Saturday, simply to drink the night away.
Drinks-wise, the emphasis
is on quality not quantity; a well-judged selection of wines, beers and classic
cocktails served with flair. At the weekend the party continues late into the
night, with many people returning on Sunday for much needed brunch. Understatedly
stylish and incredibly popular.