Five Geneva sweet spots

From exotic cupcakes to magical macaroons – here's where to get your sugar-rush in the Romandy city

By Léa Teboul |
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Chou
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Michael's Cookies
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Ladurée
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Chou
Restaurants, Pâtisseries

Chou

Geneva

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.

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Cuppin's
Restaurants, Cafés

Cuppin’s

Geneva

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. 

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Royaume Melazic, Geneva
Restaurants, Cafés

Royaume Melazic

Geneva

The only place in Geneva 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. 

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Michael's Cookies
Shopping, Bakeries

Michael’s Cookies

Geneva

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!

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Ladurée
Restaurants, Cafés

Ladurée

Geneva

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. 

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