Located in the heart of Geneva’s shopping district, Auer is hard to miss. Famous for its chocolate-covered almonds, the prestigious chocolate shop offers one of the city’s widest selections. It also has a cosy café where you can relax over a cup of Swiss hot chocolate and enjoy delights such as truffles, pralines and luxurious ganaches, as well as those chocolate-covered almonds. Established in 1939, the traditional family-run chocolate maker is one of the city’s most prestigious names for top-quality chocolate with a high cacao content. For a traditional souvenir, be sure to pick up an assortment box in specially designed presentation packaging.
Auer, 4 rue de Rive, 1204 Geneva, +41 (0)22 311 4286
Du Rhône Chocolatier
Sharing its name with Geneva’s most prestigious shopping street, rue du Rhône, Du Rhône Chocolatier is a chocolate shop and café with a twist – it brings together Swiss chocolate and the relaxation of a tearoom café environment with covetable souvenirs. Customers can sample a range of chocolates and pastries, alongside savoury dishes such as sandwiches and warm puff pastries, served with a cup of tea or homemade hot chocolate. For luxury Swiss chocolate souvenirs, pick up a jar of hand-blended chocolate spread, a packet of fruit-and-nut chocolate bites, individually wrapped bars or indulgent flavoured hot chocolate sachets for the perfect cup at home. We recommend the sweet caramel or warm and spicy version for autumn/winter. For limited-edition and special treats, check out the hampers or create your own gift with a homemade box of four, nine, 16 or 25 luxury chocolates for the ultimate Swiss souvenir.
Du Rhône Chocolatier, 3 rue de la Confédération, 1204 Geneva, +41 (0)22 311 5614
Located opposite Geneva’s stunning Parc de La Perle du Lac, which offers superb views of the city and its setting, Stettler is a star attraction for lovers of luxury Swiss chocolate. Established in 1947, the historic chocolatier offers a wide selection of chocolates and truffles, house specialities and freshly baked cakes and pastries, available to sample at the café or to take away. For a memorable chocolate experience, book a session at the Stettler chocolate factory where you can take part in a workshop and learn the history and craftsmanship of making chocolate. Be sure to sample the caramelised Spanish almonds dusted in dark chocolate, the milk chocolate-coated Italian hazelnuts, or orange peel confit covered in dark chocolate for a true taste of Swiss luxury as you explore the city of Geneva.
Stettler, 49 avenue Blanc, 1202 Geneva, +41 (0)22 738 1720
Located just across the Rhône river on rue du Mont-Blanc, this chocolate shop is surrounded by Swiss brand stores and souvenir shops. Its chocolates are made on site and visitors will find an abundance of varieties including sharing slabs, coated almonds, truffles, praline drops and chocolate-covered fruit, beans and nuts. Exclusives include the creamy caramel and crunchy-wafer cookie bites covered in white and dark chocolate, finished with a dusting of cacao powder. For the ultimate gift, be sure to order a bespoke chocolate box, available in a special presentation box with a choice of artistic designs for that personal touch.
Sweetzerland, 5 rue du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva, +41 (0)22 310 4948
Tucked away in the Rues Basses shopping district of Geneva, behind Manor department store, this boutique chocolate shop offers more than 40 fine chocolates to choose from. Tantalise your tastebuds with champagne truffles, mint chocolates, almond bites, coconut ganaches, chocolate-covered fruit, nougat and more. Also on offer is a selection of pastries, macarons, ice creams and sorbets that are sure to delight the whole family.
Martel, 29 rue Rousseau, 1201 Geneva, +41 (0)22 732 4038