Julian's list

Pensione Lungomare is located in Kleinbasel, Basel's liveliest neighborhood. Just go up to Klybeckstrasse and head right for morning coffee, ethnic restaurants and bars. Feldbergstrasse has many small, independently run shops for clothes, records and art.

Those listings marked with * are just a few minutes walking distance from Pensione Lungomare.


COFFEE & DRINKS

*Café Frühling - breakfast served until late afternoon, open daily from 8 am, weekends from 9am. (Klybeckstrasse 69) www.cafe-fruehling.ch

*La Fourchette – frenchy-style café, the place to sit and read for hours on a rainy day (Klybeckstrasse 122) www.lafourchettebasel.com

*Da Graziella - best Sicilian coffee north of Messina, excellent pastries (Feldbergstrasse 74) www.dagraziella.com

*Cargo Bar - bar with occasional live acts just across the Rhine (Sankt Johanns-Rheinweg 46) www.cargobar.ch

*OFF - small illegal bar around the corner featuring concerts, poetry readings etc. Pierce your nose and bring your own beer. (Offenburgerstrasse 59) vereinoff.blogspot.com

Mitte - a great place for coffee and drinks, located in a former bank downtown, best selection of newspapers (Gerbergasse 30) www.mitte.ch

*Oetlinger Buvette - our neighborhood river bar. Great for an evening drink, snacks, open grill on the Rhine (Unterer Rheinweg /Oetlignerstrasse) www.oetlinger-buvette.ch (summer only)

EATING

*Klara - this lively venue opened in 2017 and has food stands from all over the world www.klarabasel.ch

*Landestelle my favorite hang-out on summer nights. Ramshakle restaurant and bar with great food and drinks. The river and the atmosphere are so Kreuzberg you won't mind the wait. If you're out here check out Marina bar and Patschifig as well. Landstelle.ch (Uferstrasse 35). (Summer only)

*Gatto nero my favorite Italian with the best risotto. Friendly staff and great wine (Oetlingerstrasse 63) www.reh4.ch/il-gatto-nero/

*Avant Gouz - best sandwiches in town (corner of Hammer and Oetlingerstrasse) www.avant-gouz.com

*Zum goldenen Fass – excellent and simple food in a intimate atmosphere, attached bar and concert venue (Hammerstrasse 108) www.goldenes-fass.ch

*Boos - great Thai food, just around the corner http://www.facebook.com/RestaurantBoo

*Valentino's Place - best burgers in town. www.valentinosplace.ch (Kandererstrasse 35)

*Ganapathy – my favorite Indian restaurant in Basel, delicious South Indian/Sri Lankan food, very reasonably priced (Mattenstrasse 50)

Hirscheneck - the original cooperative leftist hang-out with restaurant and club (Lindenberg 23) www.hirscheneck.ch

Acero - best ice cream shop in town with a great little court yard (Rheingasse 13) www.eiscafe-acero.ch

Schmaler Wurf - Mediterranean food with a great view (Rheingasse 10) www.schmalewurf.ch

Gare du nord - a grand hall, part of the Badischer Bahnhof, excellent brunch on Sundays, live soccer (Schwarzwaldallee 200) www.garedunord.ch

GROCERIES

*Alima - just around the corner, Turkish owned, specializing in fruit and vegetables, open though 8 p.m, except Sunday (Bläsiring 74.)

*Alban Market Fruit and vegetables, open all week until 10pm (Klybeckstrasse 101)

*Coop - Swiss supermarket, closes at 8:00 p.m and on Sundays. (Klybeckstrasse 142)

MARKETS

Saturday farmers' market St. Louis. Take the bike and cross the border to this lively French market.www.jds.fr/saint-louis

Saturday flea market (Petersplatz) www.basel.com

Saturday farmers' market (Matthäusplatz) www.matthaeusmarkt.ch

STUFF TO DO WITH KIDS

Zoo Binningerstrasse 40 www.zoobasel.ch

*Dreirosenhalle, under Dreirosenbrücke www.dreirosen.ch/freizeithalle

Tinguely Museum, Paul-Sacher Anlage 2 www.tinguely.ch

ONLINE NEWSPAPER IN GERMAN

www.tageswoche.ch

INTERNET RESOURCES FOR GOING OUT

www.ronorp.ch/basel
www.programmzeitung.ch
www.gaybasel.ch

INTERNET RESOURCES FOR SHOPS, BARS, ETC... IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

www.reh4.ch