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Cottage Cafe

#78 of 1,287 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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7 Rue Adhemar-Fabri, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41(0)22 7316016
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Today
7:15 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:15 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food in a beautiful setting

Every time I visit Geneva I make sure to have a few meals at the cottage café. For lunch, they always have delicious plats du jour. Their food is creative, fresh and they have an excellent attention to detail. The bread they serve with the food is super tasty with flavors from all over the world... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Maya Z
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Beirut, Lebanon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit Geneva I make sure to have a few meals at the cottage café. For lunch, they always have delicious plats du jour. Their food is creative, fresh and they have an excellent attention to detail. The bread they serve with the food is super tasty with flavors from all over the world. After 6pm they have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were walking by the lake, going with the flow and saw this lovely little house, out from a Disney cartoon :) so we decided to have lunch and honestly I thought it would be those tourist places where the food will be less than average. Once inside we were take care of despite being so busy. We sat by... More 

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Glasgow
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This lovely café was near to the hotel we were staying in. It was a cold winters morning and there were people sitting outside wrapped in blankets eating & drinking. It looked so inviting we thought we would give it a try. All the food is freshly made to order and the homemade bread & jams were delicious as was... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We got our eye on this little place on our one full day in Geneva. We'd passed by it in the morning in a park near the Brunswick statue. What caught our eye was the wood burning stove outside the cafe, complete with chairs and rugs. We were on our way up to the old town, but earmarked it for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I happened upon this place on a Saturday morning and am so glad I stopped in for breakfast. It is in a little part with an amazing view of the lake. The food and staff were great. And the atmosphere is unique.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A unique restaurant! The setting is awesome: a small and lovely house close to the Lake, in front of the monument brunswick, and set apart from all the trafic in a small park. The food is expensive but of great quality. They offer a limited range of small tapas-like dishes and wines which are all delicious. A great place to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In old cities, such as Geneva, for you to eat great quality food, you need to run from touristic and major known places. The best food you will find in cities like Geneva (and Rome, Venice, Madrid, Lisbon, etc) are small places attended mostly by locals. This is one of those places. Act as the Swiss and plan your meal.... More 

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Los Alamos NM
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice tapas, but I am usually a fan if you have eggplant. All were good. Liked the dried plums wrapped in bacon. Here for a week, probably our best meal.

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bangkok
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I've read so many good reviews about this place that I wanted to give it a try. Very expensive - even for Geneva if we put in perspective with what we took: table of 2 People - 80 chf total. We took no starters, a salad each as main, shared a bottle of water, 2 espressos and shared the desert... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed every dish we ordered: both the carrot with coconut milk and chestnut & porcini soups were amazingly delicious. Followed by Spanish style ham with arugula and fresh Parmesan shavings and yummy herring with horseradish/caviar/sour cream on a salad. Ordinarily we don't order dessert but decided to try and were not disappointed. The apple tart was lovely; the molten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Rue Adhemar-Fabri, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41(0)22 7316016

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss
Open Hours
Monday
7:15 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:15 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:15 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:15 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:15 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?