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Cottage Cafe

#134 of 1,272 Restaurants in Geneva
#143 of 1,331 Places to Eat 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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 82
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tapas Galore

a good mix of sinful & healthy tapas on their menu; its not possible to eat small here; your tiny table will always get overcrowded with 4-6 small dishes you & friends would want to try - which we did & had fun doing so! charming & friendly!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Elizabeth L
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

a good mix of sinful & healthy tapas on their menu; its not possible to eat small here; your tiny table will always get overcrowded with 4-6 small dishes you & friends would want to try - which we did & had fun doing so! charming & friendly!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I pass the cottage cafe on my way to work. When the weather is nice it looks amazing, so I decided to take a coffee there before going to work. I am not particularly fluent in French, but until now I managed to get around quite well. However, the waiter decided that his English was way better than my French... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

In a beautiful setting, very friendly staff and the food was AMAZING the best tapas I have ever tasted loved this place please go and try you will not be disappointed.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

lots has changed with this restaurant. Years ago it was a place where you could go for a drink at the end of the day and eat some nice tapas. Today or should I say yesterday, I went to have a drink at the end of the day and with intention to enjoy nice tapas. I got there around 18.30... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We visited on 2 nd may 2015. There were only one waitress who speaks english. Menu was totally french. We paid 26,5 per person for only penne

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

A unique combinaton of over priced tiny tapas and disgracful service makes this "cafe" a true nightmare. Save your time and money.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The staff are not friendly at all, the service very slow and the food no more than very average. Many better choices nearby.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have to say, this place is lovely. Which is obviously why it's always packed. Come here when there aren't as many people and it will be great. However, on a busier evening I went there by myself looking to get a quick ten-minute coffee after work and sought out a small table for myself that didn't have a "reserved"... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic fusion of Moroccan mezze and tapas, allows for an eclectic mix of great flavours and a few surprises. Service is unselfconsciously friendly, making for a relaxed vibe - perfect to start or finish a night out.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This café literally is in a cottage. Charming place right by the lake, with a nice outdoor area. It does great tapas, albeit expensive for the amount of food. A fantastic herbal tea with basil as its base ingredient that is sure to surprise. Good desserts too. Overall, a quality place that I have enjoyed many times...

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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?