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Poncioni Chocolatiers – A fairy tale experience

Also known as Chocholaterie Micheli, this chocolate factory is an institution. For me it is above all a treasure in Geneva!

I will always remember the first time I went there: I was about 7 years old and I melted for the delicious truffle I tasted. I was completely impressed by the fairy tale atmosphere of the shop and the small adjacent tea room! It smelled like chocolate in every corner and for me it was like being in Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate factory. And I still feel the same each time I go inside.

Ever since that day I like to go there to buy a few pieces of chocolate or, at best, to have a drink in the tiny and cozy tea room. With its wallpaper and the pink and marble furniture, the decoration is adorably old-fashioned.

My favorite time to go there is on a cold and rainy day to enjoy having time to read a book or to chat with a friend. I order one of the creamy homemade hot chocolates and savour the truffle that comes with the drink. It is expensive but it is definitely well worth it.

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Details about this spot



Rue Micheli-du-Crest 1, Geneva

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:30 - 18:30, Sat 08:30 - 17:00 (tea room 08:30 - 15:00)


Hot chocolate: CHF 7

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