Located near Plainpalais, this cafe is perfect for brunch (oh yes, they do brunch), then an afternoon browsing the record store, picking up a bargain at the Plainpalais markets, or exploring the art gallery. Birdies was one of the first places in Geneva which really felt like home for me.
Their flat whites tend a little towards the hot end of the temperature spectrum, but they go down a treat with their signature birdie brekkie
Boreal is a wee chain of stores. For a quick caffeine fix, try the Boreal near Gare Cornivan – sit outside on a summer’s day and watch the world go by. For a light meal, head to the branch in Stand, where you can order a bagel or wrap with your coffee
I’ve had one too many burned coffees at Starbucks to fully recommend it. When Expatladies meet for coffees, I usually grab a chai tea latte, which are genuinely delicious and make a change from my usual flat whites!