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Because we are meeting for a Valentine’s Day coffee today, a special chocolate destination has been chosen for our visit. Transporter cloaks will not only situate us in the supreme location for chocolate shopping, but also provide us each with hundreds of digital Swiss francs to spend. Prepare yourself and your Valentine for an extravagant and elegant new level of confectionary excellence. We are meeting at Conditorei Cafe Schober, in the old town (niederdorf) Zurich. The building, the decor, the coffee and the treats will be out of this world, and completely digital, so feel free to order anything you fancy. I noticed that some of the weekend coffee group is very partial to chocolate, so this should ring your culinary bell.
The niederdorf is worth exploration. I love this part of the city on a steep incline above the river. These buildings are ancient and have housed millions of coffee meetings just like ours. If you stroll in this area you will find other equally interesting cafes, bars, and small individual retailers. There is a specialty button store that I adore. For me this is a very romantic place. It is not the chocolate that attracts my interest. It is the history and the culture that have been passing through here for centuries. The Swiss are not only masters of chocolate. They are the masters of preservation, privacy, and peace. They are pretty good at timekeeping and banking too. I admire them for keeping their environment clean and their people employed. They own the last clean water in Europe, since they own the sources of the Rhone as well as the Rhine.
After our time together here in the old town I urge you to walk to the lake, then shop your way up the Bahnhofstrasse to the main station. There are so many choices for wonderful coffee and chocolate here, as you might imagine. What you cannot imagine until you see and taste it firsthand is how wild these people get about candy, pastries and all things chocolate. They do not slouch in the coffee department, either. In fact one of my favorite museums on earth is the Museum of Coffee right down the hill in Seefeld. You will learn a lot about the history of coffee around the world and see some stunning antique coffee service sets. This museum is housed in a mansion next to the lake, which itself is worth seeing. I hope you will enjoy your tour of my favorite city in the world. It has the most dense public transportation service on earth, so you can hop on a tram and zip all over town with ease…or you could just use your cloak.
I look forward to hearing the stories from your week. Mine has been sad because our hound has end of life issues. We have faced this fact for months, but the end only gets nearer. It is good to have the chance to get out for a treat and a visit with you. It distracts me from the gloomy reality of what comes next. I am over-ordering all kinds of sweet digital treats, and advise you to do the same. I plan to drown a little doggy sorrow in these over the top pastries. A little imaginary whipped cream never hurt anyone. Happy Valentine’s Day, gentle reader. May your overindulgence be purely digital.
You will be right at home at the coffee museum..fun for fiends and casual sippers alike!
Thank you for the coffee and great tour of the area. I’ll sample just a touch of the chocolate as it gives me migraines if I eat more than a bite and then I won’t be able to enjoy the area with a migraine. So just a smidge. What do you recommend for someone that will only take a bite of two different chocolates?
I recommend you stick to digital chocolate so you can indulge as much as you like. I honesty am not that crazy about the taste, but as a party concept with no calories, it is the bomb…try the florentines!!
Thanks for the coffee! Somehow I’ve been thinking a lot today about the time I spent in Switzerland. I didn’t get to Zuri much but spent a lot of time in Bern. I loved the Conditiorei (Chocolate shops). The little guetzli are beautiful to look at and are just delicious. Besides cleanliness, the Swiss have an eye for presentation that is not as prevalent in the US.
You are so right..and presentation applies to everything all the time..very artful and organized…high standards. Thanks for your visit.
I love your coffee date posts. So cool that you choose such varied locations. I am sorry to hear about your dog. It’s very very hard thing to deal with. Prayers and comfort to you
Thanks, Stevie. She perked up over the weekend and is here in my office now..who knows when her time will come..