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Cafe du Soleil

) #8 of 1,529 Restaurants in Geneva $$ - $$$ French, , European
place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 1209, Switzerland
+41 22 733 34 17
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fondue” (430 reviews)
“steak” (52 reviews)
“salads” (43 reviews)
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French, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 1209, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a must when it comes to gather friends for a fondue place in Geneva. The must is of course to taste their speciality les Malakoff. They are so good. Be prepared to have a packed room smelling cheese but this is part of the...More

Thank hehiheho
Adriano D, Responsable relations clients at Cafe du Soleil, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear hehiheho, Thank you very much for this lovely review. We hope to see you soon, Café du Soleil team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cheese fondue was excellent! We had the bread and meat plate for a truly Swiss fondue experience. Atmosphere and service was superb. And I understand that Geneva is one of the more expensive cities in the world. I knew that coming in. But the...More

Thank Arminius1
Adriano D, Responsable relations clients at Cafe du Soleil, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Arminius1, Thank you very much for your nice review, we are glad that you enjoyed our food and service! Regarding the price of the fondue, we understand your concern but if you ask a fondue for 4 we have to charge you 4 times...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A colleague recommended the Cafe du Soleil, since it was nearby the hotel where I was staying. We called to book a table in advance, since we were told it would get busy on the evenings. However, due to unforeseen reasons, we had to call...More

Thank hazinheira
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food: the fondue was not as good as Bains des Paquis for the same price. Go there instead for fondue. I'm not sure about the other menu items The service: we were the only ones in the restaurant, but we had to walk over...More

Thank TravelLove717
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We like to visit local restaurants - not tourist places when we travel. This little place is close to the Intercontinental Hotel and the United Nations area of town. An easy walk from the hotel and an also from the bus stop that is at...More

Thank CarolDeland
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Food was just ok. Good experience though, very good fondu. A bit pricey but when I'm Switzerland you have to pay to play.

Thank mostinterestnman
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Was in Geneva for a day and knew I had to at least have one cheese fondue. I made a booking at a different restaurant in central Geneva but at the suggestion of a friend changed it to Cafe du Soleil. While it's a little...More

Thank chiseen
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

With friends, with family, with guests from other regions/countries...whenever for fondue, we go to this restaurant.

Thank aichan1201
Reviewed 2 June 2017

With the suggestion of my colleagues based in Geneva, we made a reservation at 1900 first and encountered no difficulties in postponing my reservation to 1930. The garden view was lovely with relaxing atmosphere. The fondue is a must, a divine taste of Switzerland. Do...More

Thank Andrewmofa
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This place is really rustic from the floor to the sealing. But in my opinion it must be ranking in the top 10 or even 5 of Geneva's best fondue restaurants. Other cheese plates are also very good. If you are not into cheese the...More

Thank Yves B
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Javier C
4 June 2017|
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Response from Adriano D | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry for late reply. We don't use tripadvisor to take reservation and I didn't see it on time. Hope you managed to come visit us. Best regards, Café du Soleil team
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Dž P
13 March 2017|
Response from Adriano D | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you very much for contacting Café du Soleil through tripadvisor. We decided to stop taking reservation on this channel because we need to centralize the process for better organization. Please book directly by... More
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Nevena P
24 February 2017|
Response from Adriano D | Property representative |
Dear Nevena, Your table for two at 19:15 tonight is confirmed. Thank you very much for your booking. Best regards, Adriano
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 1209, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 733 34 17
Le Café du Soleil is one of the oldest restaurant in Geneva (around 400 years old), well known for serving the best fondue and delicious malakoffs. Our restaurant also offers a varied menu to satisfy everybody and daily specials for lunch made with love. During summer, our beautiful terrace will welcome you or our air-conditionned room.
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