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Luzern- breakfast recommendations

I hope I'm not jinxing the trip by working on these details-

We are staying at the Hotel Des Alpes, a RS favorite. Maybe because of covid, the great breakfast buffet wasn't available, but I really wanted to stay at this hotel again. [All of our other hotels are offering breakfast.]

So- any recommendations for a reasonably priced breakfast in that area? And- where's the Coop store? I can't remember a grocery, except at the train station. Thx so much!

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Pat, there are grocery stores just across the river from the hotel in the lower level of the train station. There are also restaurants there as well. It is less than 5 minutes walk to the train station. Simply cross the roadway bridge to the other side of the river and look for the stairs going down into the mall. No need to go all the way into the train station.

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1824 posts

I have had lunch and early dinner at the Manora restaurant in the Manor department store. Very short walk from the Hotel Des Alpes in the old town part of Luzern. It has a nice rooftop dining area with tables. Google maps shows it opens at 9am so perhaps too late for you.

Edit to add link.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Manora+Restaurant+Luzern/@47.053096,8.3046839,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x478ffbcc9b01af4f:0xec0d9ced7fe59a42!8m2!3d47.053096!4d8.3068726

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Hi, Pat, I recalled a Coop was fairly close. Do a google search for Hotel des Alpes and bring up the map. Go to search nearby and enter grocery. Coop comes up as well as a Migros a bit farther away *- on the same side of the river. More options on the other side.

Not sure if it is helpful, but the Coop address is: Rössligasse 18, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland.

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648 posts

Hi Pat, Thanks for posting your question. We too are staying at Hotel des Alpes and I just assumed that breakfast was available for purchase, and not complimentary.
If not available, we’ll just ask for recommendations when we check in.
For those who recommended Manora and Migros, thank you.

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4925 posts

Carol, I remembered it that way, also, that breakfast might be available for purchase, but when I just looked, all the info on the restaurant was in German.
Rocket, I have eaten at the department store before, but I missed the rooftop area. Will definitely visit the roof for the view this time.
Debbie, thx for the address, and Carol, Retired, thanks also.
Safe travels!

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5799 posts

I seek out the Coop stores. Very fair prices and often bakery and deli items. Great store brand chocolate, too.

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144 posts

We stayed at HotelDes Alpes on our RS best of Switzerland tour. We met tour buddies from a previous and arrived three days early. I had read a tip to write to them (email) and ask for a room facing river and with a balcony.. it was a few dollars more I believe but worth every penny. They were so nice and accommodating. They even allowed us to stay in the same room during the tour.
We had the best time in Luzern. Too bad the the breakfast isn't offered. They had the very best yogurt ever. Not to mention pastries… And I don’t eat yogurt at home.. but I ate it everyday there.. we did go to the Coop in the train station bought snacks and wine. Tip pack a shopping bag, cork screw and stopper.. .. it will be useful other places.. Food in Switzerland is very $$$.
Hope your trip works out.. we love Switzerland 🇨🇭..if you have the chance go to Murren.

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Jules- chocolate, chocolate, and more Swiss chocolate!!!
Sue- we also did the RS Swiss Tour and stayed at that same hotel, and had the river view. I asked for a balcony room months ago, but they were all booked. And yes, Murren is on the itinerary, as we had really bad weather for our short time there before. Thx for your input.
Safe travels!

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443 posts

We just stayed a few minutes away (across the river) and would go to the Coop for breakfast. The one we went to was at Hirschmattstrasse 15. We were all happy with pastries, yogurt, and fruit. I’d also get their cold coffee (found near the yogurt). One tip I’d share is to make dinner reservations. Places seemed to fill up quickly.

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6957 posts

Alternatively, if you need an earlier start, I remember decent pastries and coffee from Heini, on a square a few blocks north of the Hotel des Alpes.

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33004 posts

If you find yourself on the German pages, click on "EN" in the upper right of the page, in the list of

DE | EN | FR | IT and it will be in English.

I just looked at a dummy booking for next month and, in English, they say:

Dear guests:

We would like to inform you that we offer an à la carte breakfast that
is not included in the room rate. It can be booked on site for an
additional charge. You can find our breakfast offer at:
https://www.desalpes-luzern.ch/media/archive1/Frhstck.pdf

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4925 posts

Nigel, thank you, I didn't scroll past the white space at the top of the page, and at least I can put the menu thru my German translator. You are always a wealth of info!

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their menu is bilingual - the name of the dish is in German, then a paragraph describing it in German then a paragraph describing it in English, then the next item, and so on. You shouldn't need a dictionary at that hotel...

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I take it back - the online menus for the restaurant are bilingual - you are right that the breakfast link is not.

Sounds tasty though, and with all local produce...

I hadn't considered Rösti for brekkie, yum... Or maybe the eggs Benedict... tell you what, I'll go first and be your taster... LOL

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648 posts

Pat:
Slightly off-topic, but since Nigel (thanks, Nigel) did us all a favor by finding the breakfast menu, please tell me how to have an entire page translated. We have iPhones.

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4925 posts

I was just plugging in what I thought were the main words into my translator, but it is a good reason to see if I can scan and get it translated. But, the hotel will have English menus.
Thanks!