This restaurant on Münsterplatz is a year-round favorite, set in one of the stately houses of Basel’s old town. With two outdoor seating areas, it and transitions well into the warmer season, and is a great place for summertime people-watching. Take your choice: a table facing the Munster, or in the sunny courtyard out back. The draw here is light, healthy cooking in the heart of Basel’s historic center.
I enjoy Zum Isaak in all its guises: for an Aperol spritz or coffee break when wandering the streets of Cathedral Hill, and as a spot for a garden lunch or dinner with friends.