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Cafe Confiserie Schiesser

Marktplatz 19, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 61 261 60 77
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“cake” (7 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
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Swiss, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
Marktplatz 19, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon and found the place very busy. The downstairs area sells some attractive looking chocolates whereas the upstairs sitting area offers a nice view over the market and an okay selection of food and drinks.

Reviewed 17 March 2017

One of the oldets remaining delicate coffee shops with nice views on the city hall directly on the market plase Delicious pastries

Thank Laurent D
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful historic ambiance. Simple but good dishes for lunch. An excellent view on the market square and Rathaus.

Thank Herman S
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stopped here for tea and dessert while visiting the Christmas market. Had the Raspberry Torte with our tea and it was very nice. What is also nice about these places is you could sit there for as long as you like enjoying your drink....More

Thank Clifford09102
Reviewed 14 December 2016

It is always a treat to go and have a coffee and a cake in this place. Above all, the ice-cream is fantastic. Highly recommend it!

Thank wittyanna
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This place was recommended to me and my girlfriend, as one of the best and oldest in town. Indeed we visited and we found out ourselves that is a great place. We went there for brunch and as soon as you get in the variety...More

Thank copernic2012
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

They say, go to Schiesser if you want to enjoy yourself, and they really mean that. Exquisite confectionary on the ground floor, and the 18th century Tea Room and the "Rothstübli" above, overlooking the picturesque market square and the town hall. Decorated in a classic...More

Thank ElenaNW87RL
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The place is fantastic: old fashioned but elegant, great location beautiful decor. Nevertheless is always crowded. They have great strawberry macarrons and chocolate cake.

Thank Helena A
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Kids and me arrived in Basel and wanted a nice drink - kids were drawn to chocolates in the window and soon I realised they had seating upstairs - what a great place - bit pricey after France but worth every Swiss Franc!

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped for an afternoon drink and a dessert. We sat outside across the street from City Hall and in front of a tram stop. The people watching was outstanding. The drinks and pastry were excellent. From the café we walked down Streitgasse and found an...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marktplatz 19, Basel 4001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 60 77
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