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Cottage Cafe

#186 of 1,301 Restaurants in Geneva
#200 of 1,371 Places to Eat in Geneva
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7 Rue Adhemar-Fabri, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41(0)22 7316016
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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: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Like the only place in Geneva

Near the famous lake of Geneva, with the view towards the famous fountain. It was too crowded, like everybody in Geneva has nowhere else to gather. The food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Near the famous lake of Geneva, with the view towards the famous fountain. It was too crowded, like everybody in Geneva has nowhere else to gather. The food was good.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was in Geneva for business and had lunch and dinner in this place as both groups \i was having meals with chose it. Lunch has a normal menu, with healthy and delicious food, dinner is more of a casual tapas share deal. Yes it is expensive, but not for Geneva standards, it is infront of a fountain and you... More 

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Popovo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The worst place I visited in Geneva. We waited mire than 50 min for 4 simple tapas, after that another 30 min for the bill. Rude staff, tiny uncomfortable tables and chairs. Very bad experiance.

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Cleveland, MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We just got lucky and wandered over to the Cottage Cafe after we arrived in Geneva. It was very busy and we didn't have a reservation, but they were kind enough to slide us in. The food (tapas style) was incredibly flavorful without being too rich or over the top. The variety in options was great as well. This was... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very hip place to have casual drinks and tapas. Very busy so was a bit of a wait for things but we were in no hurry. Waiters worked hard with a big crowd.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Four of us visited for dinner at the Cottage Café (Geneva) in July. We had to book in advance, as tables were in demand. We had six different tapas, as these are served from 6pm. They were: Iberico trio; :Shak Shouka (baked eggs in spicy sauce); chavignon (goats' cheese salad); sweet potato pie; young potato with sun-dried tomatoes; and chicken... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a lovely cafe close to the lake. A great place for breakfast, you can sit outside or inside. I ordered the muesli which has to be the best I've ever had it - it was served with loads of fresh fruit beautifully arranged and made fresh to order. The espresso was smooth and they served it with water... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great location on the lake tucked away in a park. Food was delicious but the service was terrible.....very slow. We were practically ignored the whole time. It took 30 min to try and get the waitress' attention.....we ended up getting up and walking inside to ask for the check. The wait staff was very nice though.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Service was slow at first but they were very crowded. In end we had a very nice server who was friendly and funny! Food was excellent quality, all seasonal - limited choices but fresh and quality ingredients. I believe they even make their own bread. My hot goat cheese salad was great and wine list is complete and mostly local.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Cottage Cafe's quaint setting, right by the lake, with its uncomfortable chairs and quirky look is one of the most attaching restaurants in Geneva. The reason behind that is the exquisite menu - creative options for lunch, always healthy and perfect serving size - and delicious tapas in the evening. I have yet to try breakfast there, but I'm confident... More 

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Additional Information about Cottage Cafe

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

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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, European
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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