The 9 best brunches in Geneva

A delightful selection to awaken your taste buds.

Isabelle Guignet
Winter 2023-2024

1. L’Iode
Parisian-style brunch

In an elegant setting that’s on par with the most chic Parisian brasserie, L’Iode’s brunch unfolds over multiple dishes and many small wonders: honey and fig pancakes; pumpkin, feta and pomegranate salad; mushroom eggs Benedict… all of it will delight your tastebuds. And don’t forget to try the Bun’n’Roll with shrimp and guacamole!

2. L’InterContinental
A high-end gastronomy experience

Abundant and refined, brunch at the Woods restaurant in the InterContinental makes for a truly memorable Sunday afternoon. This luxurious dining experience revolves around a spectacular buffet that spans everything from pastries and shellfish to more sophisticated dishes like Beef Wellington.

3. Granola
Both healthy and delicious

Capitalizing on their earlier successes, this temple of healthy brunch now offers 2 locations. The menu features delicious avocado toast inspired by our friends down under; colourful bowls of all varieties; gluten- and lactose-free pastries; and chiatella, a flavourful chia-seed, coconut, and Nutella pudding.

4. alive
Local and sustainable

This Genevan concept store was made for vegan and superfood brunch extravaganzas. The menu is bursting with colours and flavours, including bircher muesli, beet hummus, cauliflower roti, oyster mushroom rillettes, and kidney bean quesadillas. There’s no better way to eat fresh, local, organic, and seasonal!

5. Hôtel Président Wilson
Brunch by Michel Roth

Every Sunday, Brunch by Michel Roth features a (very) large hot and cold buffet, complete with freshly prepared dishes, served in the winter garden when the temperatures plummet. Enjoy Didier Steudler’s pastries and a multitude of gourmet dishes to share in a beautiful and relaxed family-friendly setting.

6. Birdie Food & Coffee
A successful minimalist approach

Among the top brunch spots to have opened in Geneva, Birdie is still flying high on the list with its minimalist and highly focused approach. Here you can expect to find granola, avocado toast, “perfect eggs,” and croque-monsieur among other delights, including an impressive assortment of locally roasted coffees.

7. marcel
Simple and efficient

At the edge of the Eaux-Vives neighbourhood, Marcel offers an uncomplicated welcome. The (daily!) brunch menu includes the seductive Super Healthy Bowl overflowing with fruit; pancakes; waffles; eggs (Benedict, poached with smoked salmon, or scrambled); and a large Full English plate, which will satisfy even the most voracious appetites.

8. Kiosque des Bastions
Gourmet and relaxed

Delightfully located in the heart of the Parc des Bastions, in a cocoon of greenery and gorgeous windows, the Kiosque (which opened in 1882) offers a sumptuous buffet with two seatings on Sundays. Expect pancakes, plates of cheese and charcuterie, and pastries as part of the wide array of both sweet and savoury options.

9. Christie’s Bakery
For brunch every day

If you’re looking for a chic candy-box-inspired brunch option, you can count on Christie’s! Boasting a large variety of pastries, yummy cupcakes, Russian Medovic honey cakes, and other savoury Slavic specialities, this tea house has everything to make your tastebuds sing. Cherry on the cake? Brunch is offered every day!