Café Brocante with Style

I have to thank lovely Paola from Uzume for introducing me to Le Coup de Girafe in Geneva’s Eaux-Vives.

Tucked away at number 18 rue Maunoir, this is a cool, quirky café brocante with plenty of style and delicious sweet & salty treats that beg to be savoured with a delicate leaf-tea or café renversé.

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Home-made gâteau au chocolat & green tea at Le coup de girafe, Geneva © genevafamilydiaries.net

Home-made gâteau au chocolat & green tea at Le coup de girafe, Geneva © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The stylish mix-and-match décor and relaxed ambience are what makes Le Coup de Girafe a lovely spot to enjoy some down-time, read the papers or meet with friends.

When I met with Paola here I didn’t have my munchikins in tow but I was sitting next to a group of mums who were enjoying coffee and a chat while their toddlers played happily on the squishy velvet sofas.

So, although there’s no play-area as such, I had the impression that this is a very child-friendly café. If you’re having lunch or Sunday brunch with your little ones here make sure you grab one of their adorable 60s vintage highchairs!

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Le coup de girafe, Geneva © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Le Coup de Girafe is a café brocante, which means every piece of furniture or decorative vintage piece is on sale, so take your time to look around at all the kooky little treasures displayed on the shelves and cupboards.

Service is relaxed and laid back, but not annoyingly so. They are open on Sundays from 10am to 5pm and they serve Sunday brunch. We haven’t tried it yet but will definitely do so and blog about it soon !

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This is also a great place for an early breakfast, apéro or late night drink as they open their doors at 7.45am, close at midnight during the week & at 1am on Fridays & Saturdays.

Le Coup de Girafe

18 rue Maunoir

1207 Eaux-Vives

Geneva

022 700 96 32

Closed on Mondays

Tuesday to Thursday: 7.45am to midnight

Fridays & Saturdays: 7.45am to 1am

Sundays: 10am to 5pm

 

PS: since publishing this post a number of readers have commented about a no-prams-allowed policy, so make sure you read their comments below if you’re planning a visit with your little one in a pram. Thank you to all our fab readers for sharing the info and their invaluable tips with us !

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Wooden toys and a vintage highchair at Le coup de girafe, Geneva © genevafamilydiaries.net

Wooden toys and a vintage highchair at Le coup de girafe, Geneva © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to “Café Brocante with Style”

  1. Nelly says:

    Great place with great food but not very baby friendly. We were there yesterday and had to fold the stroller and hide it in a corner (or leave it outside). No highchairs either.

    • michela says:

      Dear Nelly, thank you so much for reading the article and leaving your feedback. I am really sorry to hear that, I am quite surprised because the morning I was there I saw highchairs (have added the photograph to the article now) perhaps someone else was using them on Sunday ?
      Also I was there for over 3 hours and during that time I saw the mums and tots next to me so happy and relaxed I wished I had my little ones with me too: no one bothered them nor put any pressure on them to get up and leave – and I can assure you this has happened to me many times when I was out with the kids.
      It was however a quiet morning, so things might get more hectic at the weekend so thank you for letting us know. We’ll be trying out their brunch soon and report on that too !
      Have a lovely week, thank you so muhc for reading
      kindest regards Michela

  2. Hanane says:

    Thank you for the post. I just need to say that it’s great place but not kids friendly at all! It was, but not anymore!!!
    They tell you to let the pram outside even if the baby’s sleeping…
    Bref, depuis que c’est devenu branché, ils ont laissé tomber les jeunes parents ” their first support’

    • michela says:

      Oh no Hanane, what a shame and so sorry to hear they make such a big fuss about prams (definitely no way we’ll ever leave the baby outside !!) 🙁 Thank you so much for sharing the info with us, it’s extremely useful to know ! Kindest regards, Michela

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