Suspended Coffees at the Roulotte.
La Roulotte (the café run out of a railway carriage just behind the station) has been offering café “suspendus” for a while and recently announced that it will also be offering menus “suspendus”. A suspended coffee is when a customer can choose to pay for an extra coffee which can then be offered by the café to another customer in need (such as a homeless person or someone going through a financially tough time).
Also, we have it on good authority that the yurt will be back soon at the Roulotte providing covered seating for customers during the cold days!
Swiss Wine in a Box for sale in Nyon
There’s a relative new shop in town at Rue de College 5, (next to the Café Vaudois) called Bibovino. Here you can buy a variety of wines in a box, including good quality Swiss wines.
One of the big advantages of boxed wine is that you can pour a glass or two and keep the rest of the wine fresh in the bag inside the box for up to two months. Shop owner Pierre Grundlehner, explained to Living in Nyon that although boxed wine has been around for a while and is popular in France, it is now starting to catch on in Switzerland.
Gone are the days when boxed wine was simply cheap “plonk”. Bibovino stocks quality Swiss wines including: a bio wine containing zero sulphates; rosé wine; a Pinot Noir from a local producer in Féchy; and more.
The box itself is easy to recycle and weighs half as much as the equivalent four bottles of wine, so easy to carry on public transport. Mr Grundlehner explained the boxes have become popular to take as a house gift or up to a chalet for the weekend. The shop also stocks wine related gifts. Check their website out here. The shop is open Wednesday to Friday 10:00 -19:00 Saturday 09:00- 18:00