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Les Recyclables

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rue de Carouge 53, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
+41 22 328 23 73
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
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Washington, DC
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Discovered it by mistake walking around the city on a Saturday afternoon. It is a coffeehouse with a used books store next to it. Lovely setting for a brunch or just for a coffee. There is a piano and somebody started playing. A wonderful way to relax. Coffee was not bad.

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Canberra, Australia
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112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Firstly, it's not clear if it's table service. I stood around for ages cos no one bothered to tell me it was indeed table service. When I ordered in English (I thought Geneva was an international city), the guy in the kitchen made a nasty remark about not using French. Do you want my business or not? When I finally... More 

Thank Monica B
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Enjoyed live music in this combination restaurant/library on rue de Carouge. A wonderful vibe with a rather delightful menu. The chevre chaud salad was by far the best I've ever had. Certainly looking forward to future visits.

Thank Melanie B
Cardiff, Wales
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

A lovely atmosphere and great if you are looking for something more unique and dare I say bohemian. Nice relaxed feel and good to hear a bit of live piano. We had the spinach and ricotta ravioli and the tapas - both really good. The desserts were OK but slightly dry but they were huge so you can definitely share.... More 

Thank LuckyLynsey
Geneva, Switzerland
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238 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

This is a nice place to go, love the link with the second hand books. Sometimes there is music at nights. I have been her about 6 times during the last 2 years, mainly for coffee and cake. Once I had soup, which was quite good (but too expensive). The staff is very unpleasant. They directed me where to sit,... More 

Thank BarbaraGenevaCH
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The waitress didn't seem happy to be serving us and was quite abrupt verging on rude for most of our visit. This is a shame because the food was (by Geneva standards) good value for money with a salad starter included with all meals. (Personally, I'd prefer to not include it and pay less as I didn't want it and... More 

Thank LondonStatto
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Such a bad place for a good concept. Tables were dirty full of dust. I went there after work with my husband and we ordered food.when ww got our food and told the waitress that there was hair in it and wven showed to her.she refused to change my food and even worst telling me that my reaction was innapropriate... More 

Thank NM1986_13
Geneva, Switzerland
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70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2008

excellent for having a cup of tea or chocolate + cake. for lunch, bof bof ...

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Reviewed 23 March 2008

The place not only serves light or more substantial meals: you can also buy food for the mind as second-hand books. Beware of irregular opening/serving hours.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
French, European
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Carouge 53, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 328 23 73

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?