This fine café-restaurant opened last year in September in the rue Ancienne of Carouge. It’s close to my house and when passing by, Lena, the young owner, usually waves at me, if she is not too busy! She is known for being a hard worker, a “busy Bee” and always friendly, convincing her numerous guests with the quality of her stuff. And they come (including me) like bees to honey.
Lena told me that her secret is to use only the finest quality ingredients and to prepare the seasonal dishes right on the spot. This ensures freshness and nutritional content of soups, salads, gratins, tapas, dessert and cakes.
She does not only create unusual blends in terms of flavour, but everything looks fantastic and nicely arranged. I tried her catering service and it was outstanding! Good to know: she also offers takeaway.
And the name says it: Lena has nordic roots and her corporate philosophy was inspired by the Hanseatic League’s principles: integrity, long-term vision, reliability, honesty and moderation. Those ancient values of the “honorable merchant” are today, in my opinion, more relevant than ever.
Café Hansé | Coffee & tea, Restaurants (Intern.) | Menu + drink + coffee CHF 20
rue Ancienne 30 | +41762253026
Tue – Sat 08:00 – 19:30, Sun 10:00 – 18:00