With my friend visiting from Australia, I’m loving playing tour guide, dreaming of our next lunch destination, where to take coffee to escape the cold, somewhere new for an afternoon wine, bypassing the busy streets in search for something a little quieter.
During day two of our food focused tour of Geneva (I can see this becoming a week long food adventure) we headed to Carouge for a morning of aimless wandering and imaginary pastry binges. With the weather bearing down and hunger kicking in I immediately knew our lunch time destination… Ô Calme.
Upon entering you could be easily mistaken in believing you have entered someone’s home, walking directly into the kitchen (and head long into the delicious smells of baked goods greeting you on entry). Go past the kitchen and into the “living room” where book lined walls and cosy nooks await (in the Summer there is a beautiful terrace).
In the name of “Dear Geneva” research (nothing to do with the fact we lack willpower and couldn’t resist the smells from the kitchen) we ordered lunch, and let me say it didn’t disappoint, delicious fresh quiche and a warm goats cheese salad, perfect comfort food for the drizzly weather outside.
Ô Calme is open all weekend (that’s right, Sunday as well!!!) and serve a mean brunch, but it’s best to get in early as this hotspot is mighty popular during the weekend and they don’t take reservations.
Address: Rue Ancienne, 36, Carouge
Telephone: +41 (0)22 301 22 20
Hours: Tuesday 10h00 – 16h00 / Wednesday – Sunday 10h00 – 18h00 (Brunch served on weekend but turn up early as they do not take reservations)
Website: http: www.ocalme.com