Where to have breakfast or brunch?
Breakfast is known to be the most important meal of the day.
Salty or sweet, brunch or even early morning, the hour is not important; what is, is to enjoy and share with family or friends. A la carte, buffet, vegetarian or in the most chic places of the city, it is time to relax and taste the little pleasures in life!
Healthy and tasty: our favourite delicacies
Good for the body but also the taste buds, here are 3 suggestions where gourmet food rhymes with healthy food.
Granola is the perfect combination of good and beautiful, delectation and well-being. A suggestion that will delight all gourmets in search of balance. Starting with breakfast, let yourself be tempted by the Farm Boy or the Acai Bowl. For brunch, go for Ricotta Pancakes or the famous Avocado Toast.
A 100%-vegan brunch? It is possible at Alive, close to the lake, Saturdays and Sundays. On the menu, Active Charcoal Pancakes, Banana Bread, the famous Carrot Cake or Chia Matcha Pudding. Choose from salty and sweet both to the delight of the eyes and the taste buds.
Ou Bien Encore, the Geneva institution of vegan and healthy eating. Meeting point in the Les Bains district for breakfast with sweet and savoury toasts, homemade pastries and smoothies. At weekends, brunch with seasonal dishes and homemade granola.
Chic brunch in Geneva: the places not to be missed
Elegance and luxury, with finesse and tasteful decorations.
With breathtaking views over Lake Geneva, Sunday brunch at the President Wilson Hotel is truly one of the most sought-after. Created by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roth, specialities from all over Europe, as well as Middle Eastern and Asian dishes are served. A buffet and elaborate dishes await you on the Pool Garden terrace in summertime, and in the Winter Garden for the cooler seasons.
The Ritz-Carlton Hôtel de la Paix offers brunch à la carte on Saturdays and Sundays. Served in the discrete and friendly atmosphere of the Living Room Bar & Kitchen, it offers its guests two options with a selection of dishes à la carte. Sweet and salty suggestions under the guidance of chef Lenaïc Jourdren.
Why not head for the famous Place du Molard and the Café du Centre for an à la carte brunch in one of the most beautiful breweries in the city, known for its magnificent seafood platter. Dive into the Belle Epoque and let yourself be seduced by oysters and other seafood, egg dishes or mouth-watering sweets such as pancakes or pastries.
The most trendy and friendly
A modern and even industrial decoration, an atmosphere conducive to reunion, a slightly bubbling atmosphere. Here are the trendiest suggestions to start the day.
In the heart of the Eaux-Vives district, it is easy to fall in love with the latest coffee shops in Geneva. Coffee specialist Oh Martine, with its magnificent breakfast and brunch. On the menu, excellent coffee and other hot drinks, homemade pastries like cookies or banana bread, but also savoury toasts, with a vegetarian option.
Also à la carte, Max’s brunch, one of the most popular choices in the city, just a few steps from the lake. In a bistro atmosphere, rejuvenated and modernised, enjoy classics with finesse and delicacy. You will find Eggs Benedict and Poilâne bread Croque-Monsieur as well as French pastries and homemade pancakes.
At Chez Marcel, brunch is all week long! A subdued New York atmosphere for one of Geneva’s trendiest spot. An English concept that gives pride of place to gourmet food and sharing. French Toasts, Waffles, Club Sandwiches or Scrambled Eggs and Caesar Salad, suggestions for every taste! For dessert, you will not be able to resist the homemade Apple Pies or Cheese cakes.
To be shared with the family
From the moment we start the day, we like to meet up with the family to share precious moments. Here are our favourite spots.
Close to the banking district, we recommend the Tiffany Hotel for a weekend brunch, starting at 11am. In this boutique-hotel with Art Nouveau touches, you will appreciate the warm atmosphere and the family-orientated service with a nanny for the children. A gourmet sweet and savoury buffet and refined dishes will be on offer.
The Tables d’hôtes of the Pain Quotidien are the perfect refuge for breakfast or brunch with the family. With 4 establishments in Geneva, the brand is always busy. The jars of jam and spread to share will delight both young and old. On the menu, typical French pastries, variations of eggs or Belgian waffles and brunch dishes for all.
For a more rural break, head to Carouge and its picturesque streets. Every weekend from 10 am, Ô Calme offers several brunch formulas, complete and scrumptious. Campagne , San gluten formulas or even for small appetites, a Petit Brunch formula are proposed. A la carte dishes are also available, with the Birchermüesli or Grisons air-cured platters, typical Swiss dishes par excellence.