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With its modern Asian décor – including a striking cherry tree – this Japanese fusion restaurant-lounge-club stakes a claim to become your new favourite meeting spot. Hidden behind velvet curtains, the lounge offers delicious signature cocktails and champagne in an intimate atmosphere. Food-wise, it serves a wide range of small plates to share with a choice of meat, fish or vegetables. But the real party happens in the club, where mainstream music and international DJs come together to keep you dancing until dawn. Beautiful people, fusion food, cocktails and an upbeat atmosphere – this is a place to awaken your senses.
Located steps from the Parc Le Grange and lake, Chou is Geneva’s one and only pâtisserie specialising in choux pastry. The coffee shop is the perfect place to go for a treat any time from breakfast to late afternoon and puffs come in multiple flavours, including chocolate, coconut and our all-time favourite, salted butter caramel. You’ll also find delicious coffee, pastries and savoury eclairs, plus comfortable surroundings, friendly staff and a terrace ideal for those long sunny days.
Cuppin’s is a concept store founded by two cousins, Dina and Yasmine. Located right in the city centre, it’s a great spot to enjoy an afternoon tea while discovering items by trendy designers. The tearoom is feminine, cosy, and offers a huge selection of teas, along with cupcakes and iced biscuits. Shopping-wise, the experience is more than complete with jewellery, bags and original kitchenware. Want to learn how to bake to impress? Sign up for one of its kids and adults workshops.
It’s always cookies o’clock, and this place makes that truer than ever. Michael’s Cookies is a small store in Plainpalais where the eponymous founder offers his take on the classic American treat. Soft and generously filled, Michael’s creations come in different flavours ranging from chocolate to lemon, walnut, and white chocolate and cranberry. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced and there’s also a gluten-free option on offer. And their size means they’re perfect for a guilt-free treat any hour of the day!
Famous for its sophisticated and tasty macaroons, this French institution feels like a breath of magical air on Geneva’s food scene. Located in charming Quai des Bergues (there's another branch at Cours de Rive 7), it offers a sweet menu with a selection of cakes, viennoiseries and ice creams, as well as its signature French toast. There’s also a wide choice of teas and hot beverages. The décor is enchanting and the staff couldn’t be friendlier, making it a tremendous place to recharge your batteries after a long shopping day.
The only place in Geneva (there's another branch in Lausanne) where you’ll feel like a fairy-tale prince or princess. Royaume Melazic is a kingdom of sweet treats dreamed up by two sisters, Mélanie and Soizic, who offer cupcakes and cookies, as well as baking materials, tableware, t-shirts and more. The cupcakes in particular are incredibly tasty and available in a range of exotic flavours, from mojito to champagne and cocoa rainbow. The pair also organises workshops for budding bakers. Girly vibes, delicious treats and big smiles – it’s a recipe fit for any sweet-toothed princess.
Located in the dynamic Rue Henri Blanvalet, Inda-Bar has made a name for itself with its top Indian fusion cuisine. Offering colourful plates in a contemporary setting, it has a daily set menu every weekday at lunch, before switching to a more tapas-style approach at night. The newly redesigned menu includes a large range of traditional naans, several vegetarian options, meat and fish tandoor dishes, plus delicious signature cocktails. The staff are super-friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed, making it the perfect place to cool off after a busy day.
With its cool urban setting, La Esquina is the ultimate place to try Latin American street food in Geneva.The little brother of Peruvian restaurant ALMA across the way, it offers daring creations inspired by Lima’s very best cevicherias, with its friendly and dynamic staff serving up tasty ceviches, rice bowls and quinoa and vegetable-based dishes. It’s also a great place to stop off for a coffee and enjoy one of its delicious desserts. We have a serious crush on the chocolate mousse!
Fouad Le Snack
After the success of his Geneva Lebanese food institution Chez Fouad, chef Fouad Klayani decided to open this more accessibly priced fast food version. Available to eat on the spot or take away, the dishes includes delicious meat and chicken shawarmas, as well as a wide selection of manakish and meze. The food is comforting and served in generous portions, while the relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to escape for a bite on a busy day.
Right in the heart of the city centre, Nero’s Pizza serves pizza al taglio – by the slice. Its unique Roman-style pizza dough is airy yet crispy and all of the toppings have been thoroughly thought out by owners Edo and Max. Ingredients are fresh, handpicked and, as the duo proudly state, ‘If we can’t find it here, we get it from select producers in Italy.’ There’s also a wide variety of Italian coffees and a tiramisu to die for, while the central location makes it an ideal spot to take a break after an intensive shopping session.
The first place in Geneva dedicated to Hawaiian street food. Minutes away from the lake, this lunch spot evokes the Pacific with its refined blue décor and range of fresh and colourful poke bowls. Choose directly from the menu composed by chef Benjamin Breton or be more adventurous and create your own. The ingredients are carefully selected and the fish used is sustainably sourced. Afterwards, either eat your poke bowl on the spot or take it out to enjoy in the open air – it's the perfect lunch for a sunny day!
Opened in August, Casa Tiki is your fast pass to the Caribbean. Forget about winter, grey skies and rainy days, and open the door to a universe filled with exotic flavors and good vibes. Its globe-trotting founders Max and Eddy wanted to recreate the warmth, atmosphere and tastes of their numerous exotic trips. The tropical themed bar offers colourful cocktails and drinks (make ours a Tiki Tiki Bang Bang), as well as a selection of small plates, ranging from guacamole to a salmon ceviche. The products are fresh and carefully selected and the staff couldn’t be more welcoming. Summer all year round is possible – and you can find it at Casa Tiki.
Tee off at Switzerland’s first indoor mini-golf cocktail bar
You know those dreams you’ve been having about a bar with a golf course inside? They’ve finally been made a reality at Rollers, Switzerland’s first indoor mini-golf cocktail bar, set in Geneva’s buzzy Eaux-Vives neighbourhood. Adding a generous measure of fun to the cocktail-drinking experience (which, let’s face it, is already pretty fun), Rollers features an immersive 12-hole course spread over 400m², with each hole themed around a different classic film. Part of the course even boasts a psychedelic atomic bunker – because why not? Cocktails are also movie-themed. Take your pick from the Martini McFly, Piscosouraus Rex, Mojito’s Way, When Haribo Met Sally and many more. If the drinks are as good as they puns (and we think they will be), you’re in for a treat. There are also hot dog ‘sandwedges’ to snack on and retro tunes galore to dance to when you’re not taking your shot. Sounds like a hole-in-one to us. Find out more at the Rollers website.