Buvettes in Basel 

From spring to autumn, they are probably the city’s favourite places to meet up for a coffee, drinks or dinner: our buvettes – small, lovingly designed, open-air eateries. Each buvette has its own special charm and comes with surroundings that automatically lift your mood. 

Buvettes in Kleinbasel

Buvette am Rhein in Basel.

Oetlinger Buvette

Oetlinger Buvette serves coffee, drinks, beer and snacks and has its own public barbecue spot, so that people can grill their own food and enjoy it next to the Rhine.

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walther Buvette

The walther buvette is located in the heart of Kaserne Basel. They serve crispy pinsas, delicious snacks, fresh drinks and cold beer.

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Die Flora Buvette in Kleinbasel.

Flora Buvette

Delicious drinks and snacks as well as coffee and beer await sun-seekers at Flora Buvette. 

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Die Dreirosen Buvette in Kleinbasel.

Dreirosen Buvette

Hardy swimmers who navigate their way to the Dreirosenbrücke can enjoy coffee, beer, snacks and drinks at Dreirosen Buvette. 

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Schöpfli im Park

Solitude Park is not only worth visiting for Jean Tinguely’s art – in the summer, a charming little buvette opens its doors to guests.

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Buvettes in Grossbasel

Die Saint Louis Buvette in Kleinbasel.

Saint Louis Buvette

The only buvette on the Grossbasel side of the Rhine serves “Fischknusperli” (fried fish) and local beer close to St. Johanns-Park. 

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Die Buvette «Alti Liebi» im Sommercasino.

Buvette “Alti Liebi”

For a lunch break, an afternoon coffee or an after-work drink, you can relax at the enticingly named “Alti Liebi” buvette and enjoy the view of the Christoph Merian park. 

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Bollwerk Buvette

The buvette at Bollwerk, near the Heuwaage viaduct in the middle of the city, is situated in a surprisingly peaceful spot that enjoys beautiful sunsets and serves delicious drinks and snacks. 

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Fähribödeli

Nestling below Basel Cathedral (Münster), on the Leu ferry landing pier, is a balmy spot to enjoy refreshing drinks in the summer months.

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Piccolo Cibo Buvette

Enjoy a delicious pinsa or an ice cream under the chestnut trees in St. Alban-Rheinweg. Sit back, relax and take in the beautiful views of the Rhine with your lunch or after-work beer in this lovely little spot.

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Good to know.

  • In Basel, the typical snack stands are called buvettes. Housed in containers or wooden sheds along the banks of the Rhine, in the summer months they serve food and drinks to passers-by and swimmers who want to linger there a while.