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“Proper espresso in Geneva - nuff said” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boreal Coffee Shop

Boreal Coffee Shop
Rue du stand, 60, Geneva CH-1204, Switzerland
022.310.69.60
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Ranked #63 of 1,311 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Annemasse
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“Proper espresso in Geneva - nuff said”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you are yearning for an alternative to capsule produced coffee, or wondering why Genevois restaurateurs struggle to make their La Marzocco's sing, this is the solution.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“Best espresso in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Friendly, cosy environment with very good espresso (the best i have tried in town). Always very busy though, which makes it tough to find a place to sit. It attracts many loyal customers (esp. students), and unfortunately these tend to occupy their seat....forever! Nevertheless, i wish there were more such coffee shops in the city. The one at Cornavin is virtually for take-away only. I have also tried its carrot cake and was not impressed. I give it for 4 out of 5, but for Geneva standards it's probably a....5!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best coffee in Geneva!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Ive been to many cafes in Geneva and this one is my favorite by far. It reminds me a bit of the cafes at home (San Francisco) and they even roast their own coffee. They now have two locations, one next to the "Stand" stop and another by the gare. If you are looking for a comfy couch and a great espresso, you have found the spot!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Great coffee shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Very nice coffee shop in Geneva. It's is not (yet) a chain, so it has charm and it's an original alternative to Starbucks & co. Really enjoyable et yummy deserts.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best coffee I have had in Switzerland! Thank god I've finally found a decent coffee!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Hands down only decent coffee I have had since I moved to geneva! Had a tasty white chocolate and raspberry muffin as well. Great atmosphere, with young crowd. Definitely going to be my regular and would highly recommend!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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