A sudden need for chocolate, a craving for a treat, or a longing for fresh fruit outside mealtimes… Mügerli’s has been providing a little something for Aiglon’s students for 40 years, and the student body’s appetite is one that is not easy to sate. Of course, for a growing boy or girl, hunger can strike at any time. And when that happens, whether or not you have time to get dressed is neither here nor there.
“When Delaware house was just behind us, the boys used to come down in their dressing gowns and slippers on Sundays,” laughs Graziella Mügerli, daughter of the original owners, Mr and Mrs Mügerli, who still run the shop. “They would knock at the back door when they were up too late for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Sometimes they’d come in the evenings and knock and say, ‘Madame we need pasta, the food was awful tonight!’”
These days, pyjama-clad visitors no longer appear at the back door, perhaps because Delaware is now further away from the shop, or more likely because the choice of food at school these days is so varied. But there are plenty of other reasons to call by at Mügerli’s.