Café Bar Odeon

Famous names such as James Joyce, Einstein, Lenin, and the Dadaists once frequented this locale – the history-steeped café is now an integral part of the cityscape.

Scarcely any other bar has shaped Zurich’s history like the Odeon. The Grand Café Odeon opened its art nouveau doors to the people of Zurich for the first time on 1 July 1911.

The Viennese-style coffeehouse soon became a favorite meeting place in Zurich for literati and artists from all over the world. A few years after it opened, the founders of the Dada movement, for example, were among the regular guests.

Times have changed – but tradition has remained and it is impossible to imagine Zurich without the Odeon.

Opening Hours

7.00am – 12.00pm
7.00am – 12.00pm
7.00am – 12.00pm
7.00am – 12.00pm
7.00am – 2.00am
9.00am – 2.00am
9.00am – 12.00pm


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 1.2 km 6 min
Zürich Airport 9.4 km 20 min
Café Bar Odeon
Limmatquai 2
8001  Zürich