Welcome back to the blog! Geneva is bursting with new places and older ones that are still super cool. I have been going to a different place almost every week for the past months. Since I do not really have time to extend on each of them I decided to put the all together in one big nice LISTICLE to share with you the places I have been going lately.
Have you been to any? Share on the comments!
You can see some of the places on the video below!
10 places to go now in Geneva
1.- Le Tabouret – For an organic wine & burrata
This place is beautiful! Decorated with plants hanging from the top shelves, a green hue inside giving it a green house effect. Low light & organic wine, a great combination for an evening to catch-up with a friend or a first date.
Why we ♥ : The beverage selection is amazing
We love less Ø: The food could be a little more diversified. We ordered twice cheese.
2.- La Table du Cotton – Speakeasy restaurant inside a PUB
This place surprised me so much in so many levels! If you follow me for a while you know I love to be surprised by new places. To get there first, you need to enter the Cotton Pub, then after passing through it you go to the left to the smoking area, you go inside and then at the left you have another door that goes into a kitchen you go inside, and when you think you are completely lost you find a table of 12 waiting for you in the middle of this medium size room.
There are two particular things about this place 1) you have dinner with 10 other strangers (if you are 2) and 2) the menu is set up as small very well elaborated dishes at a reasonable price.
The Menu is created every 8 weeks by Michelin Star chef Laurent Petit and perfectly executed by Celine Lamy in Geneva!
Why we ♥ : The speakeasy part & the food is fantastic We love less Ø: There could be a downside of sitting with strangers if they are not nice… I guess!
3.- SHIMA – the Japanese take-away from the Four Seasons
Neighbourhood: I’lle Rousseau
Making high quality Japanese accessible for everyone is not an easy task! But SHIMA has delighted my senses by having a delicious poke and octopus starters seating at Ille Rousseau with my husband. It was a warm day and we wanted to test this new opening, we had such a lovely time!
The quality is extraordinary!
Why we ♥ : The ingredients are top notch
We love less Ø: … let me think… nothing really, we enjoyed it a lot!
Ramen has invaded Geneva in the past months, I won’t complain.. I have become addicted to it! The new kid on the block is Susuru and they did not disappoint! Very different from their peers, they have a less intense flavour, much more refined I would say. Their eggs are a dream! ah and dont forget to try the Gyozas mmmm
Why we ♥ : The laidback decor and chill atmosphere. The food is amazing
We love less Ø: I went there the first week and it was a little slow, but I wont complain it was worth it!
Probably the smallest restaurant in Geneva. Chouchouette is super cute and offers delicious fusion food. Huge rolls with fresh tuna on top, or Ramen noodles, they also have a selection of cold & warm bowls. The ideal place for a business lunch!
Why we ♥ : The rolls are TDF
We love less Ø: It is so small you definitely need to reserve. The easiest way is through La Fouchette
7.- Street Gourmet – best sandwiches & great brunch idea!
Neighbourhood: Rive (shopping zone)
I have been to Street gourmet several times for lunch and just grab a drink while doing my shopping. However, lately it was the first time I ventured to the brunching side of things. We were super in LOVE with their brunch options. On top of being able to have brunch on Saturday, their fresh juices, healthy desserts and egg in a bun are a must have!
Why we ♥ : Fresh juices are a must! I am also very inspired by Jasmina the owner, she is an amazing entrepreneur & role model ♥
We love less Ø: We would love to have them on Sundays too.. but I mean we all need a rest day right?
Picking up you Poke and heading to the lake shore on a Spring/Summer day seems like the best plan, don’t you think? Well EULA poke, opened a couple of months back bringing to Geneva a fresh option for take away fresh poke bowls! You can either choose from their already curated recipes or create your own. Pretty cool right?
Why we ♥ : Their fresh hassle-free concept & their home made sugar-free drinks!
We love less Ø: I felt like my poke was missing a little moist, I recommend asking for the white rice and not the 1/2 white since it is less sticky (personally)
The little brother of Bistrot 23 – Le petit 23 is a cute place to have coffee, breakfast or brunch. Their signature brunch is the one at 23CHF which is pretty good for Geneva.
They have a cute terrace at the back and inside the decor is pretty cool!
Why we ♥ : The cool deco & nice lattes
We love less Ø: The beans at the set-up brunch were not my favourite thing. Still a good quality price ratio.
This was an non-expected surprise for me. I love finding spots no one goes to anymore, because they are not instagramable or not trendy anymore. Who cares? This restaurant that has ages now in Geneva has one of the best kept secret brunchs out there. GOOD PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (not a stagiere or a summer worker) , they have white tablecloths, menu a-la-carte, reasonable prices (we paid like 35 each if believe) and the food is good. Also a good plus is that you can book, that makes things a lot lot easier 🙂
Why we ♥ : The white tablecloths and excellent pro service
We love less Ø: Well, it is not what I would call trendy or hype. But who cares when you have a hangover face and you do not want to bump into anyone you know, this is the place…. hihihi
Diana was born and raised in Mexico and considers Geneva her second home. She studied Hospitality at Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Switzerland and loves to share everything regarding food, travel, hotels and special spots. She hold several collaborations including Kempinski Hotels, Dorchester Collection Hotels, Forbes Travel Guide, Caviar House & Prunier and many more.
She writes at livingeneva.com, dianacasalis.com regularly and has occasional collaborations with: EasyJet magazine, Forbes & other blogs.