Hammam Basar – far from busy everyday life, in the middle of Seefeld and 5 minutes walking distance from our new home.
Hammam Basar, a magical oasis
A hidden gem and magical oases, inviting dreams and awakening travel memories. Hammam Basar is located next to the scenic [ public ] park of Villa Patumbah in Zurich Seefeld. This is approx. 30 minutes by tram from Zurich main station. I discovered this place a few weeks ago on my running route through the new hood. It has been the best discovery so far [ and meanwhile I know pretty much everything ]. And therefore I thought it deserves a proper post 🙂 The Hammam Basar designed according to traditional Maghrebian establishments, manifests the love of detail and nature to all the senses. The building stands out through its architectural plays with light and shadow and oriental elements adding a total sense of piece.
Ever since I discovered it, I wanted to come and check it out – at least for a delicious lunch at Salon and a peek into the Basar. Proper Hammam spa day to be postponed to grey winter days. This week I finally set a lunch date at Salon. It’s a dreamy café and restaurant. Perfect for lunch, tea time or even a cozy dinner date [ they are open until 9.30 pm ]. They serve Mediterranian-Maghrebian delicacies, fresh, organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. I had a Hammam Soup which was extra delicious and I shared a pot of fresh moroccan mint tea with my friend. We ate outside under the umbrella, listening to the silence and the bird’s twittering from the park. I couldn’t imagine a more relaxing and refuelling lunch break. To be tested next: Salon’s brunch on weekends!
It’s worth not to leave this place before taking a Basar tour. You find an exquisite selection of organically produced textiles, organic skincare products, arts and crafts from the Maghreb region, lamps and various decorative objects.
That’s for sure: It’s the new favourite place in the hood. And even more sure: I’ll be back to Basar and Salon many times before coming winter and coming Hammam circuits with moroccan mint tea time.