An oasis of calm amid the frenetic activity of Fnac.
There’s a gauntlet to run to reach the Culture Café, tucked away in a first-floor corner of multi-storey bookstore Fnac. Visitors looking for a quality sandwich, cappuccino or locally-brewed beer must first pick their way around the shop’s myriad slow-moving browsers and a bunch of firmly ensconced readers making themselves at home in the comic book section. Once there, however, it’s a much calmer affair. Ideal for a set breakfast, quick lunch or afternoon tea (loose leaf and served in English-style teapots – though milk must be requested, naturally), the Culture Café has a tasty range of homemade cakes and biscuits, along with generously filled baguettes, soups, quiches and salads, plus artisan beers and lemonades. The chilled out atmosphere, friendly staff and free wi-fi mean it’s a good place to linger, and you’ll likely share the room with at least a couple of students or freelancers glued to their laptops. The place sometimes hosts live music or food and wine events, with musicians playing on the small stage at the far end.
|Venue name:||Culture Café||Contact:|
Rue de Genève 6
|Opening hours:||9am-7pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat|
|Transport:||Metro M2; Bus 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 18, 22, 60|
|Price:||Main courses CHF15|