Ô Calme, Carouge, Geneve

Just popped over the border to the wonderful little town of Carouge* in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland for a guided tour of the town (in French). Then on for a great lunch in a tiny bistro called Ô Calme, which stands for Comme a la Maison and translated into English means ‘like at home’.  You walk through the front door straight into the kitchen, then through to the cosy dining area with a lovely ambience and some great modern art on the walls.  There is also a wonderful enclosed garden eating area.

The menu is simple and the food is well prepared and all made there.  It is attractively presented and really tasty.  I have never seen such deep-filled, scrummy looking quiches.  There is a good selection of large main course salads.  There is a soup and a quiche de jour every day and also a formule degustation which comprises, soup, quiche, mixed salad and ‘cake maison’ for 25 chf.  
Ô Calme serves breakfast until 11am and at weekends a great brunch menu.  They are open from Monday – Sunday 10am – 6pm, but they will open for an evening for a reservation of 20 people or more.  I would suggest making a reservation for lunchtime.
They are situated at 36 Rue Ancienne, 1227 Carouge, Switzerland Tel: 0041 22 301 22 20.
Visit their website to see the menu and for more details: Ô Calme

Goats cheese and roasted vegetable quiche
really tasty apple and lemon cake

Roulé de feuille de brick et salade mêlée

*The town of Carouge dates back to the middle ages, but the town as it stands now was built entirely by The King of Sardinia and the Duke of Savoy starting in January 1786. It has approximately 20,000 inhabitants and is a thriving small town with a great market on a Wednesday and Saturday in the town square.  Wandering around the small streets you will find some fabulous individual boutiques and shops.  This small town is listed as a Swiss heritage site.  

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One thought on “Ô Calme, Carouge, Geneve

  • December 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Looks delish! Always looking for good brunch places in the area. Will definitely check this one out!


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