As you walk along Geneva’s Rue Montbrillant, you might have to look twice to find Boulangerie Ruckstuhl. But once you find it, you’re sure to be going back.
The staff is kind, the soups are homemade, and the salads are delicious. I usually go for the Greek salad, with tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, olives and feta cheese, but they have all kinds of combinations that suit every taste – whether you like chicken, shrimp, salmon, or eggs and cheese.
Every day there is a quiche or a special cake, and of course fresh baguettes on the shelves, as well as a selection of sweets and croissants that will make your mouth water.
The sitting area is spacious, and the place just fills me with warm joy every time I step inside. It also quickly fills with people at lunch – UN staff working just across the corner, diplomats, and friends who keep returning because it’s just one of those places. Oh, and you can laugh as hard as you want: they won’t be looking at you in a bad way… and I talk from experience!
When you order coffee after your meal (the espresso is really good, and it’s Italian speaking!) you usually get a wonderful treat: milk chocolate topped with fresh whipped cream. This, alone, is an incentive to return! And the best news is: I discovered they’ve opened in other locations in Geneva, too.