In Lucerne, so far I’ ve had a hard time trying to find a café that serves coffee even worth mentioning here in a positive sense. The silver lining for me are the bakeries. At least you have a good pastry or gateau to make up for the average coffee. That is the thought when I try them out. Then I walked into Café Bäckerei Hug.
They have a great assortment of cakes, pastries and gateaus, and their coffee is quite good, too. I’ ve taken a fancy to Kirsch-Cream Torten with Meringue toppings, and the one at Bäckerei Hug is very tasty. Plus, their terrace is right above the river Reuss, you can see the Chateau Gütsch and the Wasserturm. So of all the bakeries I tried in Lucerne so far, Hug is the one with the best coffee (there’ s still room for improvement, check out my “best rated cafés” category). 7 Stars for the Espresso, and some bonus points for the delicious baked goods.