I’ve lived in Bern for a couple of years (on and off) and although I’ve been trying to get a good taste of Bern’s various restaurants I had never heard of Café Postgasse. Even some of my local friends never heard of it. So, of course I was curious when my neighbor (a foodie just like me, or, I should better say, an actual gourmet) told me about this insider tip serving the best blue mussels far and wide.
He told me a lot of their regulars come all the way from France (which, by the way, is known for its great mussels). Needless to say, I had to try it. I dragged along Roland, and on a cold winter evening we found ourselves in a cozy, traditional restaurant serving a lot of local hearty specialties. And… blue mussels, cooked to perfection in a creamy white wine broth with lots of parsley and onions. What a feast! Only to be topped by the outstanding (yes, outstanding!) French fries. They were crisp and truly addicting. Luckily we ordered just one serving, which is more than enough for two people. I was thinking of Marjan, our French fries lover, every bite along the meal. She would have been in heaven.
So, if you plan a trip to Switzerland, put this charming restaurant onto your list. But remember that mussels are only served in season, which by a simple rule of thumb lasts through the months with a “r” in their name, hence from September to April. Summers are just too hot to bring these little delicacies all the way to Switzerland. Reservations are advisable, as this is a pretty small place and quickly fills with mussel lovers.