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“Vegan and raw delight” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Helveg Cafe

Helveg Cafe
Avenue de Miremont 31 ter, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
22 347 15 15
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Ranked #125 of 1,256 Restaurants in Geneva
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Dining options: Reservations
Geneva, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Vegan and raw delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This unique restaurant opened in September 2013. It has a vegan menu and starting from October also a small choice of raw food.
Located in a beautiful villa, it also has a shop that sells a premium choice of vegan and beauty products.
The choice of food, in my opinion, a little limited at the moment, but everything tastes very good (I've been there twice with other people and tasted almost all dishes on the menu...!). You also have a choice of bio wine and organic beverages (such as quinoa beers, vegetable juices - "shots" - and smoothies).
What we really liked is the cool hedge of place, which is very different from the "typical" vegetarian restaurants that tend to be quite simple and dull. Having said that, since the place is quite small, I would not suggest it for a romantic night out or for a first appointment.
The price, considering that we are talking about a restaurant in Geneva, is not too high - and that's a plus when you are trying organic food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland area
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“A vegan paradise in Champel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This restaurant just opened last month, and it's a remarkable and daring undertaking -- 100% vegan, organic and fit for an epicure! We each had a 'shot' of fennel, celery, apple and parsley juice to start with, then an 'amuse-bouche' of heavenly little brown rice cakes (warm). Then the plat du jour - tempura parmentier (potato) et soja for me and terrine Miremont for my friend, a feathery fritter of shaved vegetables with little garnishes & purees. The meal was topped off with pear crumble and a pot of a sort of chutney of banana, kiwi and apple with slivers of lemon peel. Don't think coffee, think health drinks and tisanes. Lovely place, open for the moment for lunch and Thursday and Friday evenings. Bring a fat wallet.

  • Visited October 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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