Pleasantly untidy and absolutely cheerful, a constant hum of chatter fills Saveurs et couleurs cafe. For the eponymous “saveurs”, try the tasty evening menu or one of the tempting home-made cakes. If it’s “couleurs” you need, just sit down and look around!
I don’t think I have ever come here when it was not almost full – even on a Sunday – and it’s easy to understand why. In winter, the café offers a cosy welcome; yellow walls, coloured lights bestrewing the windows and ornate Moroccan lamps, as well as a warm greeting from the waiter, who will remember you if you come here more than once. In summer, the relatively large terrace is second to none, a perfect place to lounge and people-watch for a few hours after work.
The café is situated at the heart of les Grottes, a mini-village in the centre of Geneva, which not only lends it a very particular charm but also means that the terrace is quiet, as few cars pass through this part of Geneva. In just a three-minute walk from the station, you can completely remove yourself from the fumes and noise of rush hour.
I have come here with a range of companions and it is a great place both for small and large groups – although you will need to arrive early to grab the seats. It’s also one of the rare bars in Geneva where it’s comfortable to bring small children.
Saveurs et Couleurs Café | Bars, Coffee & tea, Snacks, Restaurants (Intern.) | Wine (glass) CHF 4.60
Rue des Grottes 24 | +41227346352
Mon – Fri 08:00 – 02:00, Sat 15:00 – 02:00, Sun 11:00 – 02:00