Flora, fauna and pasta
Nestled between aviaries and greenhouses, right next to the Moorish Pavilion, is a small sanctuary for snacking and relaxing. The concept behind the café was primarily about bridging the gap between sophistication and simplicity: with the long tradition of the Wilhelma reflected in the ambience as much as the down-to-earth character of its guests. The result is a stylish yet welcoming Italian café slash restaurant where the whole family will feel at home. The space is designed in such a way that guests are directed straight towards a counter where drinks are displayed next to savoury and sweet temptations. One culinary highlight is the pasta, which is freshly prepared here for everyone to see.
Lemons inside and out
As the name suggests, there are lots of beautiful things to see here. Such as the house peacock, who regularly visits to marvel at the complete transformation of the 1960s listed building: From the friendly lemon yellow of the terrace chairs that reappears in the form of actual lemons on the walls, every detail has been lovingly considered and designed. Traditional Italian elements infuse the room with gioia di vivere, while the orange-upholstered diner bench appears as a monument to nonchalance at the very heart. Indoor swings complete the lightness of touch – and are great for occupying fidgety children before setting off to visit the leopards and the tapirs.