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Five Cheap Eats in Geneva

Finding Inexpensive Meals in Geneva


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James Martin, licensed to About.com

In a city where a kebab from a questionable-looking stand can top $15, finding an affordable sit-down meal is certainly a challenge. Generally, the university area of Plainpalais is a good bet.

Cheap Eats - Affordable Sit-Down Meals in Geneva

  1. Buvette des Bains; quai du Mont-Blanc 30, +41 22 738 1616; Probably the best deal in town. Office workers in the know flock to this eatery on the jetty by the lake for its daily lunch specials for CHF 12.
  2. Chez ma cousine; rue Lissignol 5,  +41 22 731 9898; They do one thing and they do it right: chicken and fries. The outdoors terrace is a great place to watch the people go by in this Old Town establishment.
  3. Carosello; Boulevard Georges-Favon 25, +41 22 328 5640; Good pizzas, and the daily special (pizza with salad) goes for around CHF 15.
  4. Manora, Rue de Cornavin 6, +41 22 909 41 11; Self-service cafeteria on the top floor of department store Manor. A wide choice, complete with a panoramic view of the city.
  5. Boky, rue des Alpes 21,+41 78 628 16 99; Some praise its extensive Chinese menu, some say it's gross, but one thing's indisputable: It's hard to find a cheaper dinner in the city center than here.

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