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coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

I confess I haven't really looked hard myself, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me of a coffee place like Starbucks--

Armchairs and couches, large espresso drinks (not the tiny shots served in tea houses), pastries and a staff that doesn't mind if you're there for a few hours reading or something

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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

the prize for the most predictable answer goes tooooooooooo..........
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

Try Barnes and Noble.
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

There are at least three Starbucks in Geneva, one at the Plainpalais tram stop, one on Quai des Bergues (rive droite, by the Pont de la Machine) and one at the railway station end of Rue de Mont Blanc (next to the H&M in the pedestrian part).

Geneva doesn't have a Barnes and Noble!
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

Google Starbucks Geneva and you will find....

http://en.starbucks.ch/store-locator
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

Perhaps the OP doesn't want to support Starbucks and is looking for a small local business alternative?
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Pointless answer, though
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

I like Le Pain Quotidien, boulevard Helvétique 21. It's not really like Starbucks. They don't have huge beverages, but it's just a nice place have a coffee and to hang out for a bit.
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

There's always a McCafe.
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There's always a McCafe.
Knock it, as you will, but some of the most drinkable, mass produced coffee, I've drank, is from MickeyD's in US.
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I like Le Pain Quotidien, boulevard Helvétique 21. It's not really like Starbucks. They don't have huge beverages, but it's just a nice place have a coffee and to hang out for a bit.
Is it the same as Le pain quotidien in Belgium. I used to really like going to one of those for a coffee and their bread was pretty awesome too.

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There's always a McCafe.
What's wrong with McCafe? The coffee and snacks are just as good as Starbucks (in my eyes), it's cheaper than Starbucks, chairs are comfortable, no-one minds if you're there a long time... and staff are much better than the Starbucks people at drawing pretty patterns with the caramel on top of my caramel lattes!
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

My friends just opened a cafe in geneva which is just what you are after. The coffee is as good as you'd find in Melbourne (one of the owners is an aussie), and everyone speaks english:

Cafe Relish,
22 Boulevard du Pont d'Arve
1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Phone +41 78 750 40 54
Email info@relishcafe.ch
Website http://www.relishcafe.ch
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What's wrong with McCafe? The coffee and snacks are just as good as Starbucks (in my eyes), it's cheaper than Starbucks, chairs are comfortable, no-one minds if you're there a long time... and staff are much better than the Starbucks people at drawing pretty patterns with the caramel on top of my caramel lattes!
Their coffee is actually better then Starbucks not that that is saying much
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

i should add (for those who haven't had a coffee in Melbourne) its way better starbucks!
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Is it the same as Le pain quotidian in Belgium. I used to really like going to one of those for a coffee and their bread was pretty awesome too.
Yes. There was one in Lausanne as well. But they closed.

Actually there are 3 in Geneva now and 3 in Zurich.
http://www.lepainquotidien.ch/fr/#/f...dresses/genève
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Qu 1. I was wondering if anyone could tell me of a coffee place like Starbucks--
Qu2. large espresso drinks
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Ans 1 It's not really like Starbucks.
Ans 2. They don't have huge beverages,
Thanks, Mia....that's great.
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

Interesting question. Maybe the Swiss aren't very entrepreneurial to come up with something like that!
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Thanks, Mia....that's great.
Hey, I tried!! At least I didn't say "if you want Starbucks you're going to have to go to Starbucks"......

And for the record, I like Starbucks. So I just go to Starbucks!
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Re: coffee houses *like* Starbucks in Geneva?

http://www.borealcoffee.ch/

An alternative to Starbucks but still in town
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