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La Sixième Heure – Tea and calm

Surfing on one of my favorite trendy store concepts, the “what you see is what you can buy” idea, La Sixième Heure is located at the end of the rue Leschot, a very nice semi-pedestrian street with four bookstores, a couple of restaurants and beautiful olive trees.

(Almost) Everything you see in the café is for sale, be it the fruit in the fruit bowl, the fruit bowl itself, the chairs, the picture frames, the tables, as well as various succulent cakes and pies. The café also has an extremely broad and delicious choice of teas, stored behind the bar in big green metal boxes. They must have a special tea mixologist or something, because they all have very fancy sounding names.

The whole place has a calmness to it that has a very relaxing effect on me and makes me whisper every time I sit inside.  Even though the Plainpalais neighborhood keeps getting fancier and fancier, the prices are quite reasonable for Geneva. You couldn’t put a price on that atmosphere, though.

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Details about this spot



Place des Philosophes 6, Geneva

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:30, Sat 10:00 - 18:00


Tea: CHF 4.50


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)