Cheap Eats in Pricey Geneva

There’s no denying it, Switzerland is notoriously expensive, even for Europe. But there are tricks and strategies in cities like Geneva for students to feed themselves well yet cheaply. We’d like to share three of them with you.

One great resource is the city’s shopping centres and department stores, and a particularly good example – well known among students and young people in general – is Manor, in the middle of the city at Rue de Cornavin 6. Here on the top floor, the self-service Restaurant Manora serves a wide variety of food, including vegetarian dishes. It’s cosy, colourful, and lively, yet also practical, easy, and fast – plus the views out over the cityscape are of course postcard-worthy.

Then there’s Le Radar de Poche (Rue des Chaudronniers 8), also super well known among local students for its delicious pasta at a very tasty price. It’s very near the the city’s large – and free – Museum of Art and History, the University of Geneva, and the Place du Bourg-de-Four, a lively, café- and bar-packed square that’s a great place to hang out with friends for a meal or drinks.

On the other side of the Rhône River which runs through Geneva, off the tourist track about a half hour’s stroll from Le Radar, the popular La Limite (Rue des Charmilles 11) has a menu of French and Swiss cuisine in generous portions at very reasonable prices.

C’est délicieux, et pas cher…!

Photo | Cristian Bortes