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rue Adhemar-Fabri 7, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 731 60 16
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This place was highly recommended to us so we were quite excited to eat there. We went on a Monday evening and ordered food at 8.30pm. 1hr later the waitress came to say that she screwed up and mixed up the order. Yes it is a mistake but nothing was done to compensate except offering a coffee once we actually... More 

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

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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Thank victordelouvain
Miami Beach, Florida
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320 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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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Thank kcanavan2010
Popovo
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Renito
Cleveland, MS
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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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Thank MBRunning
Montpelier, Vermont
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

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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Thank hopelessbaker
Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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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Thank Vince C
Coventry, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
07:15 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:15 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:15 - 00:00
Thursday
07:15 - 00:00
Friday
07:15 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Adhemar-Fabri 7, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 731 60 16

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?