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Food and restaurants in Basel

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“One of our favourite restaurants in Basel – not only because it is literally across the street. Perfect for a nice dinner somewhere between comfort food and fine dining. Reservations are recommended, but not always necessary. And sometimes there are two seats left at the bar. If you feel adventurous try the «Menu Surprise» with 3 - 5 courses which is always really nice (Unfortunately you can only order it for 2 persons or more, without any special dietary needs or wishes, vegetarian included. But the menu is diverse enough to suit these needs too.) ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Like Asian? This is the place to go. In the evenings make sure to make a reservation.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best italian-style coffee in largest café house in the country! Free WLAN, a lot of space - what else do you need?”
  • 32 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“American Cuisine, good quality Hamburgers also one dish with vegetables which was extremely delicious last time I had it!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Gym
“Place to enjoy thai cuisine. You can also find there indian and japanese dishes, but all of them have thai flavour.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's one of the most popular bars in Basel. You should definitely pay a visit. Also with a smoking room for our smoker fellows.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Also a small and cozy café, I'd also definitely recommend. They mostly speak French (but of course also English and German) there, so it is one of the places around here, where you really realize how close this district to other countries is.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“ The whole area of "kaserne" is a nice location, especially in summer. KaBar is a bar there.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Arguably the best coffee place in Basel. Sometimes the service is a bit snobby. Gets crowded on weekends.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best italian-style coffee in largest café house in the country! Free WLAN, a lot of space - what else do you need?”
  • 32 locals recommend
Food Court
“It is a big hall with lots of separate stands with (street-) food from all over the world. You can even eat deep-friend grass-hoppers and worms there.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“My all time favorite place in Basel is spring/summers at the Rhein. Flora Buvette has drinks and some small food, sit back and enjoy the view!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Starbucks, I think there is nothing left to say :-) I always get my morning coffee there.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This cafe restaurant bar is in a quiet and scenic courtyard in the center of Basel, right next to Basel GGG public library. It is a great place to spend an afternoon alone or with friends. Not to mention that they open until 11pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“The best croissants in town, amongst other great bread and pastries. Only two small tables to sit inside (more or less in front of the counter) and a couple more outside.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“here you can buy the famous Basler Läckerli. They are much cheaper in the Migros, but no-name - personally I prefer those from the Karl Jakob Bäckerei, Sankt Johanns-Vorstadt 47.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“best hazelnut chocolate in town! and other great chocolate. on request they do nice wrapping free of charge”
  • 1 local recommends