Dear Geneva Coffee Guide
Coffee, long considered a morning must, a post lunch pep and an after dinner delight. It seems not a meal goes by without feeling the need to finish with a coffee.
We have complied a list of our 10 favourite spots for a caffeine fix categorized by desire.
Desire: Espresso based deliciousness
Boreal –As far as I am concerned this is the only place to go for espresso based coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, mochaccinos… Boreal have perfected the art of coffee (both making and roasting). Two locations in Geneva, Mont Blanc (perfect for a coffee on the go or a quick coffee in the sun) and Stand (sit relax and enjoy your coffee on one of their couches or outdoor terrace).
Address: Rue du Stand, 60 and Rue du Mont-Blanc, 15
Desire: Coffee and sweet treats
Auer – I can’t resist a sneaky chocolate whilst I’m here… so if you lack will power, be careful.
Address: Rue du Rive, 4
Chez Quartier – A Sunday favourite, but once again if you lack will power beware! Chez Quartier has an amazing selection of treats to accompany your coffee.
Address: Rue Voltaire, 24
Desire: Coffee and books
Les Recyclables – Second hand books and coffee.
Address: Rue de Carouge, 53
Café Livresse – Cat lovers rejoice, this sweet café has cat paraphernalia hidden amongst the books (check out their post cards) and it serves its coffee in fabulous slate mugs.
Address: Rue Vignier, 5
Desire: Somewhere special
La Vouivre – Eclectic and fabulous. Chandeliers, mismatching cups and saucers, coffee grinders on tables, each time I go I find something new hiding amongst the treasures. Grab a spot out side and make the most of the mid-morning sun.
Address: Rue des Pâquis, 21
Café Leo – Quintessentially French, this little café is located in Rive (near the roundabout and the TPG office).
Address: Rond-Point de Rive, 9
Desire: People watching
Café Rond Point – Watch the world go by whilst enjoying the smooth tunes of Radio Swiss Jazz…
Address: Rond-Point de Plainpalais, 2
Desire: Afternoon sunny spot
Café de la Presse – My local, and a great spot to catch the afternoon sun.
Address: Boulevard Saint Georges, 62-64
Please feel free to share your favourite coffee spot!