Cosy cafés to warm up in
Eaux-Vives, close to the lake
Open 7 days a week, Chou, a stone’s throw from the lake, welcomes you for a sweet or savoury snack. On the menu: the inevitable cream puffs, prepared daily on the spot, and available in all shapes and sizes, as well as speciality coffees. La Paire is the latest addition to the neighbourhood. The girly café/thrift store caters to shoppers and foodies of all kinds. Chai latte, matcha and cappuccino will perfectly complement their homemade chocolate cake. Oh Martine! is another coffee shop on Route de Chêne that offers delicious speciality coffees, mouth-watering home-made pastries, and on Sundays, one of the most popular brunches in the city. On Rue Adrien-Lachenal, you’ll find Granola, the star of healthy, gourmet snacks. Here you’ll enjoy tasty vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free pastries and hot drinks. Finally, don’t miss Luma Coffee, the little arcade on Rue des Eaux-Vives. Sit back in the urban jungle-like back room and sip one of their many specialty coffees, reputed to be the best in the city.
In the heart of the cobbled streets of the Old Town
Brighten up your day with a Cinnamon Latté and the daily sweet treat at La Bastide Café. Ideal for a get-together with friends or for a relaxing moment on your own, the café will take you for a quick trip to Provence, with its cicadas and colourful specialities. Combine a snug reading spot with some yummy food… That’s Café Slatkine’s idea! In this unique venue in Geneva, you can indulge in your daily passion thanks to two large libraries and books of all sorts. Viennoiserie, pastries and savoury daily specials will ravish your taste buds. Coffee lovers are sure to find something to their liking at Ferdinand’s, where the team of baristas works hard to ensure that their guests enjoy an exceptional gourmet experience. The plus: their pastries are to die for!
In the Bains – Plainpalais district
Welcome to Birdie, the trendy café in the Bains district. Coffee lovers will be delighted here with their unique specialities that have had purists raving. The menu features homemade recipes with local and seasonal produce – all this in an urban and minimalist atmosphere. Grains, the vegetarian café, has just opened its doors at 21 Rue des Bains. Chocolate-caramel tarts, matcha tiramisu or speciality coffees based on plant milks await in this delicate and refreshing setting. Coin Coin, the French-style café, welcomes you from 7am for coffee and croissants and more. We particularly like the Parisian and gently euphoric atmosphere.
Right bank, near the station
High quality coffee, local produce and a touch of good humour: welcome to Filomena, the brand-new coffee shop on the right bank. From breakfast to early evening, enjoy the daily sweets and of course, 100% organic coffee or tea. For the sportier, head to Qafé Guidoline from 8am for a traditional Italian coffee, some pastries and, if you fancy it, a savoury tart or the seasonal club sandwich.
Elsewhere in Geneva
All wrapped up on the terrace or snuggled up on the sofa, enjoy a 100% cocooning moment at L’Aubépine Café, in the heart of Les Acacias. From Monday to Sunday, the venue welcomes its guests for a moment of gourmet relaxation and delights foodies with its seasonal coffees and its simple and tasty home cooking. On the Jonction side, head to Horace Café, which roasts its own coffee, 100% Arabica Grand Cru. Horace also offers a selection of homemade pastries at all times of the day and small savouries at lunchtime. Popular for its brunch as well as its coffee, the Barista Lab is a key player in the field of high-quality speciality coffees. The venue offers ethical fair-trade coffee, grown by small producers, with a unique taste and aroma. In its light wood-clad room, come and warm up with a latte or a cappuccino in seasonal colours.