Heading to Switzerland soon, and want the 411 on the best coffee shops in Geneva? This article will profile four of our favorite cafes of the moment, so you won’t be left guessing during your time in this cute Swiss city…
1) Cafe Restaurant du Parc des Bastions
Dating back to the 19th century, Cafe Restaurant du Parc des Bastions drips history in the same way that its java does.
With an expansive terrace that shines on glorious summer days, and a grand interior that serves as a cosy retreat come winter, this place feels how an Old World European should.
While it has the prices to match, and the cost of quality means that you might wait a bit longer for your food and coffee, the experience of spending a lunch/brunch here is well worth hanging out for a while.
2) Cafe de la Presse
Formerly a favorite with area newspaper journalists that used to feverish work on stories while sipping an espresso (no longer as the internet wreaks havoc on paper media outlets everywhere), Cafe de la Presse still retains the atmosphere it had through the decor that details its rich past.
The menu serves up simple Italian dishes to go with its wide offerings on the coffee and pastry front, and if you have a love for sports, you’ll love the fact that you can watch the latest football match while you enjoy breakfast or lunch.
Out late on the weekends and need to sober up? This place opens at 4 am, making it the perfect place to pick up a perk-me-up.
Perfectly positioned in Plainpalais with an outdoor patio that makes people watching a breeze, Remor is another great option to while away a summer afternoon in Geneva in style.
Founded by ice cream artisans in the early 20th century, this place remains famous for its delectable selection of the frozen treat, which also includes sorbets, and with abundant free wi-fi and late night screenings of movies by local cinematographers, it serves as a magnet for art lovers and young people.
4) Les Recyclables
Bibliophiles will love Les Recyclables, as this cafe also serves as a second hand bookstore. In keeping with the academic aesthetic of this coffee shop, readings and lectures are a regular occurrence, as are musical performances from artists from a variety of genres. The food is quite excellent as well, so be sure to stop by on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for brunch in this awesome Swiss city.