When I tell you that some of the best things in Geneva are hidden… Here is a typical example; Do you know Le Brunch Club ? If you are desperate for a real brunch, or even better a real English breakfast, you should definitely check it out. Every Sunday, Juliette and her team put together traditional Sunday brunch dishes at the cosy Café du Clos.
Like me – and you probably – after living abroad, Juliette had been trying all kind of Sunday brunch places in Geneva for a while when she realized even though some places are pretty good, there was always something missing. It was not exactly like in London or in the US and I’m sure you’ll agree to that. Or it’s utterly expensive. So because if you want something done, sometimes it’s better to do it yourself, Juliette came up with this great concept. The idea is to make brunch in different places that are usually not open on Sundays and that people don’t necessarily know. She started in December last year and so far she has settled in Café du Clos. But who knows where she will take us next!
In any case, Café du Clos is definitely a nice location in Eaux-Vives (rue du Clos 9). It’s a little bistrot –about 10 tables – with a warm atmosphere. At the moment they have a temporary exhibition on the wall that goes well with the idea of a brunch. So why not head there before or after a nice stroll along the lake this Sunday ?
Biskotti hasn’t had a chance to try the brunch yet but we trust it must be good. If you go, let us know what you think! Prices are really low as well for Geneva standards, so enjoy it! The English breakfast with sausages from the farm is at 22 CHF. They also offer a vegetarian option. If you prefer the American version of a brunch, they’ll have kinds of eggs and pancakes. They make fresh fruit juices, and if you fancy alcohol, they have some Magners cider and even bloody mary.
You can go for an early or a late brunch since they are open from 10:30am to 3:30pm.They accept pushchairs but make sure to warn them so that they can make space for your little one.
And of course, Café du clos is also open during the week, with a different cook – and they offer various traditional meat and fish dishes that vary depending on the mood of the chef. At the moment they have a gambas risotto that I would not mind trying soon !