Caillou is a Falcon stockist, a decor and lifestyle boutique in Geneva. The founders recently expanded their offering and opened a café next door where their customers are able to enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat among beautiful objects and brands that they love. Find out what their permanent Falcon collection consists of, and why they’re loving the pinch pot so much.
RETAILERS, RESTAURANTS, RETREATS
RETAUTRANT + RETAILER. CAILLOU. GENEVA. SWITZERLAND
What do your customers love most about what you do?
No reductive concepts or exclusive price ranges. We put so much love into the brands we choose that over the years the boutique has become the place to find a gift or treat yourself.
Since we opened a café, customers have been eating from the tableware we sell in the store. It's great to be able to buy the same cup you've just had your espresso in!
What's your favourite Falcon product and why?
Since the opening of Caillou, we've had our basic Falcon, which is still going strong. Tumblers and mini tumblers, bake and prep sets are part of our permanent collection. For the past few years, our absolute favourite has been the 3 Pint Jug, which we use both as a vase and a carafe!
Since the café opened, we've loved serving sandwiches on the small trays... and the pinch pots of course, for sauces, salt, eggs... they're super practical, and so cute!
Is there a specific dish that you might make at home using any of our Falcon products?
Not a day goes by that we don't use one of the prep set bowls. We've separated ourselves from everything else, so we only use them! The 3 pint jug in Falcon Blue is also on our table every day.
What was your favourite aspect of Summer this year?
Summer this year was all about apéro apéro apéro! Every week we offered a different cocktail, like serving Pastis with vintage glasses and a carafe. We also served our own homemade iced thyme lemonade in our Falcon colourful tumblers, which was so fresh and delicious.
What do you love most about Geneva this time of year?
The lake, of course! Everyone has to swim at least once a day in the Summer to be a good Genevan. The crazy ones are still going and will swim all year round.
By the lake, the best way to end the day is with a picnic and a natural wine served in Falcon’s unbreakable mini tumblers.
The city's terraces are the coolest. Ours has an advantage that makes all the difference as it catches the last rays of sunlight at the end of the day.
Are there any local companies you'd like to shoutabout? Where do you and the team usually eat, drink, and source ingredients in your local area?
Our street is full of supercool shops. POPPY florists, BOMBAR restaurant, MARIUS wine bar, FLAIR N3 vintage shop - we've got it all!