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La maison du Gateau

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route de Florissant 57, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 789 08 00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Slow service, super slow! Not very friendly Dirty bathroom Food is ok, sandwiches are ridiculous (expansive and nothing on there)!

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Thank Christine V
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have always enjoyed the superb cakes and coffee; there is a lunch menu which I have not tried. On the left bank of Geneva, the most cosmopolitan place to meet your friends.

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Thank Bombayduck1
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot for dessert on a Sunday afternoon. Even better when the sun is shining. Order from a wonderful spread of cakes and enjoy a cappuccino of tea served with a smile.

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Thank Elaine M
Geneva
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Was good, and is average at best. Daily specials are full of oil, reheated and tasteless. Menu is a bit limited. A deception

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Thank Beat0067
Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Nice outdoor terrace, nice cakes and pastries. Service is very uneven and slow. If you have lots of time you may enjoy it.

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Thank Coldefry
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Very poor service. Very slow and dont really care about their customers... Weekends are even worse... So slow and not enough staff... I never waited under 15-20 mins to have a drink. Nice patisserie but the service is so bad and the prices to high for a poor service like that. The restrooms are awful! Public restrooms are better than... More 

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Thank Christine V
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

A haven for people looking for a bustling place on a Sunday afternoon in Geneva. At 5.30pm it was almost completely full. Patisseries are delicious and you get great polite and fast service with a smile. Prices are reasonable given the location and quality. A weekend favourite

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

The Maison du Gateau is a high scale tea-room that seems to attract people who like to park their Ferrari right outside and watch from the terrace as others ogle their car. There is a wide selection of pastries and salty food to nibble on and the cakes are a work of art. But the prices are ridiculously expensive considering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

I used to live close to this place and go there all the time to read a book while having a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. My favourite ones are the black forest and moelleux au chocolat. Service is not great, they take a long time to take your order, but if you're patient, the pastries are... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

Had a light lunch with the family. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely fillet of fish in my lunch. Excellent and large omelette with lots of salad. All in all, a pleasant experience. Will come back for more casual meals. The only drawback was no high chair for the toddler.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, French, European
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route de Florissant 57, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 789 08 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?