Café des Bains

Restaurants, Eclectic Quartier des Bains
4 out of 5 stars
Cafe des Bains
Cafe des Bains

Creative bar-restaurant with internationally-minded cuisine.

One of this bar-restaurant’s owners is from a family of contemporary art collectors, so it’s little wonder there’s a funky, modern edge to the decor of this renovated old café in the equally arty Bains neighbourhood. Creativity is evident in the food, too, which changes with the seasons and takes inspiration from all over the world to create dishes that are varied in flavour and colourful in presentation. That could mean a fish dish with ginger, pak choi and confit tomatoes, for example, or a Kashmiri chicken curry with mango chutney and raita. Pleasingly, there’s plenty of Swissness in the dessert menu, which includes a scrumptious meringue with raspberries and double cream, and rösti pops up from time to time on the mid-priced two-course daily set menu. In addition to the main restaurant space, the attached bar is an informal, youthful affair frequented by those after coffee and free wi-fi or a casual apéro with friends.


Venue name: Café des Bains
Address: Rue des Bains 26
Opening hours: Restaurant : Midday-2.30pm and 7-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 7-10.30pm Sat. Bar: 7am-1am Mon-Fri; 6pm-2am Sat
Transport: Bus 1
Price: Main courses CHF30-40
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