Saturday, February 20, 2010

Finally! A cool urban Sunday brunch!

We were having a hard time to find some cool urban Sunday brunches that we loved so much while living in Cologne/Germany. There is, of course, the Pain Quotidien, which is very nice (and certainly very full as well). It's not with buffet brunch, but already a good place to go.
We also tried some hotels, like Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental and Kempinski. Great brunches, but certainly more for special occasions.
But in January we got a recommendation for the brunch @ Brasserie des Halles de l' Île !!
And we LOVED IT!!!
It's a casual, relaxed (a young crowd and also a good number of families with children), cool urban style.
And at some places you have a wonderful viwe on river Rhône, almost like on a ship!
The Brasserie is on an island of the Rhône that can be reached over a pedestrian bridge.
Very good, fresh food of very good quality: cakes, cheese, salads, good bread and much more! You can even make your own waffles!
Why didn't we go there earlier? Nobody told us before!!! (But the brunches only started in May 2009, so after three quarters of a year, we also heard of it!). Can't wait to go there tomorrow again!!


Jeanine said...

Wish we could join you! Would be a little bit of a journey for us to get there, though! It all looks yummy! Enjoy your visits!

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kim said...

I am SO glad I read this! We miss Sunday brunch and yet to find a casual one here that's not packed! Thank you so much for this recommendation. We must try it!!!! It looks fantastic!

Vivi said...

Great idea for next time I will come to Geneva !

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your recommendation!
I will try the Brunch of Halles de l'îles asap.

Your link "Crowne Plaza" is wrong. The official website for the Family Brunch of the Crowne Plaza is:

Have a nice day.