I partnered with Nouhad (a.k.a my partner in crime) from choisitonresto.com to choose our favorite places at Quartier des Bains!!! But first…. what is Quartier des Bains?!? Well… it has been called Geneva’s Soho, or “where the cool people hang“. You have art galleries, coffee places, lovely boutiques like Le Grand Magasin and also many restaurants and bars.
With Nouhad we love to hang in this neighborhood, so one day during lunch we told ourselves, we need to list them!
Check Nouhad’s French Article here
Among our top list we have…
1#Birdie Food & Coffee:
It is the trendy place to drink a REAL/GOOD coffee in Geneva. Laid-back, friendly and modern atmosphere is felt in the place. The BIG success of the 2 founders that started this adventure a little more than a year ago when they opened the small counter and now have twice the space! Their breaky’s are 100% worth the detour… what else? We LOVE it!
Web: Birdie ¦ Tel: + 41 (0) 22 320 29 00 ¦ Address: RUE DES BAINS 40, GENEVA ¦ Price: $
2#Ou bien encore:
The latest vegan spot in the city; Ou Bien Encore changed the codes and managed to make Vegan (at least for a meal) even the most carnivores (like Nouhad for example :D). A real real tornado of colorful dishes, full of flavours & yummy options. THE perfect place for gluten & lactose free diets.
Note: I went like 5 times during my Vegan Gluten Free Challenge
Web: Ou bien encore ¦ Tel: + 41 (0) 22 556 76 77 ¦ Address: RUE DES BAINS 61, GENEVA ¦ Price: $$
3# Cafe Paradiso:
Avocado toast? Check! Salad? Check! Soup? Check! Cinnamon Rolls ? Check!
For breakfats, lunch and tea-time Paradiso is one of our favorite places to chill. The best is the morning meetings or the healthy lunch. The small arcade that makes quite a buzz is the perfect place for quick fix and a chic moment.
Web: Cafe Paradiso ¦ Tel: + 41 (0) 22 800 00 22 ¦ Address: RUE DES BAINS 21, GENEVA ¦ Price: $$
It is not the new in the band, since the Bleu Nuit has been in Geneva for a while; however, the place has suffered a new transformation not long ago to re-open the doors to a new concept. Dailyfood, minimalistic menu but well done, beautiful people and friendly service.
Web: Bleu Nuit ¦ Tel: + 41 (0) 22 328 34 44 ¦ Address: RUE DU VIEUX BILLARD 4 , GENEVA ¦ Price: $$
5#La Cantine des Commercants:
The least Californian style of them all, La Cartine des Commercants has a more Mediterranean influence with innovative & colorful recipes. Nathalie, the owner will welcome you with her usual smile and will find the perfect words to recommend you an unique recipe from the Chef (a.k.a. her husband ) and has also an exquisite taste for wines.
Web: La Cantine des Commercants ¦ Tel: + 41 (0) 22 328 16 70 ¦ Address: Bd Carl Vogt 29 , GENEVA ¦ Price: $$
6#Café des Bains:
A TDF terrace & and a kitchen that proposes the good old classics of a typical Brasserie with a special Cafe des Bains touch! For a good Parisian like Nouhad it is like to be in the 10th arrondissement without the unfriendly service and the snobs from Saint Laurent. For me? I love the laid-back boho atmosphere and the legendary cheesecake!!
Web:Café des Bains ¦ Tel: + 41 (0) 22 320 21 22 ¦ Address: RUE DES BAINS 26, GENEVA¦ Price: $$
7# Café de la Paix
From outside you already can see the cozy-between-friends atmosphere! The mild lighting and the wall mirrors bring a friendly ambiance. In the menu you will find few, but well selected choices of meat & fish as well as a varied selection of wines. Expect higher prices than the rest in the list, but also you will find a more refined cuisine and refined mets!
Web:Café de la Paix ¦ Tel: + 41 (0) 22 301 11 88 ¦ Address: Bd Carl Vogt 61, GENEVA¦ Price: $$
Well that’s it for Quartier des Bains (for now), we love that neighborhood so we will definitely come back for more! Do not forget to check Nouhad’s amazing blog —-> choisitonresto.com !!
See you soon again on LivinGeneva!