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So Mel

rue de Lausanne 52, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 732 34 58
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
13 Aug 2017
“Best Portuguese egg tarts outseide of Belem!”
30 May 2017
“Melt in you mouth pastries--best in Geneva!”
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm Hours
Cafe, European, Portuguese
rue de Lausanne 52, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We were visiting a friend in Geneva who recommended this cafe. We went there 2x, once on the day we were leaving Geneva. We had loads of Portuguese egg tarts and some other custard/ bready products but think my fave was the pasteis de nata...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I really wanted this place to be good. It's close to our hotel and open on Sunday. The first time I went was a weekday. I got an eclair that was really dry and seemed old. Since it was afternoon, I gave them a pass....More

Thank Sabrina4052
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Inspired by TripAdvisor reviews we walked from the train station to So Mel. Well worth the trip! The Natas are perfect--flaky crust and subtle egg custard filling. We had first tasted this Portuguese tart in Washington DC but the quality here was a thousand times...More

Thank creativecrew
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Was looking for somewhere different to the hotel we where staying in to have breakfast (as it was priced at CHF25 per person) whilst in Geneva. Found this place via TripAdvisor as it was just around corner from hotel and wasn't disappointed. Lovely pastries, great...More

Thank SteB75
Reviewed 14 June 2016

OK for a spot of light breakfast but nothing more really. Very basic inside but fairly inexpensive and the coffee and croissants were fine.

Thank Goughie
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This is a little slice of heaven. We were lucky to be there for Easter and were like kids In a sweet shop. We loved the ham and cheese Portuguese croissant . But honesty all the desserts, breads, biscuits pastries to die for! There are...More

2  Thank Menna A
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I've tried quite a few of the bakeries here, and So Mel is far and away my favourite. It might not look like much on the inside, but the baked goods are delicious. I've had the croissants, the pain au chocolats, the natas, the boules...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Me and my colleague always eat our breakfast at this place when we are in Geneva. Their pastries are extremely various and very good. They also have good and generous coffee and real orange juice from oranges you can see being pressed. The staff is...More

Thank GuillaumeBarroux
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

My Portuguese colleagues have been bringing in natas for the past three years. Every time they melt in your mouth. Without fault. I ordered 50 two nights before for a Friday breakfast. No issues whatsoever. Bring cash!

Thank Anisia85
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Looked for a simple place for a quick breakfast....and find the perfect spot....and in Geneva of all places. Little Portuguese bakery that has great coffee, fresh orange juice and pasteis that are fantastic; sandwiches and toustadas also available. Perfect to start the day on the...More

Thank Razzmatazz0
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Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Lausanne 52, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 732 34 58
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