A little while back I went back to Geneva to visit the wonderful Charlotte with two amazing girls, Phebe and Lieselot. Needless to say we had an amazing time. As I said before, Geneva is a difficult city to visit when not having a local around. But when you do, it can truly be an underappreciated gem. Last time I visited, snow was just starting to hit the first mountain tops while now it was all around. Perfectly timed as well for our day trip to Avoriaz and the Studio Brussels’ Snowcase. After 6 years, it was my first time back on skies and was surprised at how fast I picked it up again.
On this trip, I finally made it to the Carouge area and we had lunch at the quaint little café Ô Calme enjoying some veggi quiche and tea. I had heard about this place a couple of times and was positively charmed by it’s library-esque decor. Definitely the place to have lunch if you’re in the neighborhood. Another great hotspot is Boréal back in Plainpalais. It’s close to Parc Des Bastions and serves one the best coffees in town. I’m no expert and actually drank a Chai Latte with a cookie, but enjoyed it thoroughly. Just the perfect warm up after a cold walk through Carouge, the old part of the city, Parc Des Bastions and Plainpalais. Because a walk though a city is not complete without a visit to the local market, we stopped by the farmers market on Rue Des Grottes on our way back home. Great day, great road trip, great friends!
A cookie and a Chai Latte at Boréal
Rue du Stand, 60
Parc Des Bastions
Lunch at Ô Calme
36 rue Ancienne
Farmers market at Rue Des Grottes