Coffee and Tea in Switzerland

Coffee and Tea in Switzerland
The most popular beverage is strong coffee mixed with hot milk called cafe au lait or milchkaffee. It may be served at any meal, to all ages, and fresh cafe au lait will always be prepared for guests.


Hot chocolate is also a popular drink, mostly for breakfast. Teas of all types including herbal brews are also popular, especially after the evening meal.

Switzerland's famed cheese fondue may be accompanied with a single small glass of kirsch and followed by hot tea, never with cold drinks of any type as is so often the custom elsewhere.