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Cottage Cafe

#59 of 1,301 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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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:15 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 80
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gorgeous Hot Soup In A Snow Storm!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Geordies2_13
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

So glad we cam across this lovely cafe. Set in a small park near the waterfront it has a lovely outdoor area and a cute little indoor cafe. One of the loveliest breakfasts I have had - far surpassed expectations. Lovely toast and beautifully presented and yummy homemade Bircher muesli with fruit....doesn't sound like much, but you have to try... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I stopped of here for a cup of Sencha to accompany my book. I sat near the window which gave me a beautiful view of the lake. I saw some of the cakes come out and ended up ordering. I had some Ginger and Date cake, which was delicious. The atmosphere was warm, welcoming and calm. From what I saw,... More 

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Cully, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If the above sounds like your cup of tea then this is the place to go to. Smack in the heart of the city in the middle of a park overlooking the Jet eau and mountains. Very quaint & relaxed atmosphere perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nothing pretentious but just a small cottage converted into a reading room with... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?