Cheesecake & Co (Plainpalais)
On another cool day, in search of something healthy, I, accidentally on purpose, popped into Cheesecake & Co (“Chee” sounds like “Qi” so I was naturally drawn to it), which does a real cheesecake. And by “real”, I mean the kind of cheesecake aficionados would fly Stateside for. It is made with authentic pecan and graham cracker crust. It is the perfect, creamiest Philadelphia-endowed consistency. As well as the New York classic, other cheesecakes include peanut butter and chocolate chip (divine), marble, lemon and raspberry, almond amaretto and cherry. They even have gluten-free cheesecake with playful flavours such as Raspberry Ribbon and Butter Toffee.
On the savoury side there are delicious bagels (pumpernickel, onion, poppy seed, sesame etc.) with a variety of fillings including pastrami, hummus, smoked salmon and mozzarella.
An all-American cast awaits you at Cheesecake & Co: muffins, donuts, popcorn, cookies served in a cool American diner ambience complete with road signs, stacked Campbell’s soup cans, and pretzels for the grabbing.
On my most recent visit there, in an extraordinary, superhuman act of willpower (and insanity) I ordered a pastrami salad and a wheat-free cookie made with peanut butter, so healthier options are available too. Other salads are generously topped with smoked salmon or goat’s cheese and the usual Niçoise and Caesar suspects can be found on the menu.
But who am I kidding?! Devour the cheesecake. Savour every morsel. Then hit the gym.
They deliver too…the plot of dangerous temptation thickens…in the most delightfully scrumptious way.
Rue du Conseil-Général 6
1204 Genève, Suisse
+41 22 321 66 47
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm