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Cafe du Soleil

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place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 1209, Switzerland
+41 22 733 34 17
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Luxembourg
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

We had a great steak and a salad with chicken livers. We also tried the local speciality called malakoff - not my thing, but great to try. All with a nice bottle of local wine. Fondue looked very nice there too, just not the weather for it.

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Thank Zuzia001
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

My best friend took me to this restaurant to introduce me to a fondue. It was an amazing experience. Great service. Highly recommend.

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Thank Virginie O
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

You've got to have the fondue - so tasty - and a salad - and a Swiss wine - and of course a dessert. All wonderful quality and extra special staff who spoke good English - a bonus. What a great night!

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Thank AussiesMooveo
Geneva, Switzerland
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I was amazed how busy this restaurant in mid-August; my friend was leaving Geneva and wanted to try the cheese Fondue. The fondue was good but not exceptional; one of my friends opted for a Malakoff (grilled cheese on toast) which was delicious. I must confess that I prefer a fondue in winter. The service was very friendly in spite... More 

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Switzerland
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

After living an ocean apart for 24 years, we re-connected in Geneva, and our first dinner together was at Cafe du Soleil, Geneva's oldest restaurant. For our second anniversary, we had lunch on the terrace. She had crevettes; I had marinated poulet. Both excellent. Of course, we shared the profiteroles. Definitely our favorite place to eat in Switzerland, but be... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

My family and I ordered the fondue with the meat plate and green salads. The fondue was very good, as were the meat and the salads. The terasse is also a nice place to sit away from the crowds that form in Geneva.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

A little haven outside of Geneva town centre, just up from the lake. We have been several times and have loved the food everytime. I usually stick with the delicious filet de perche as I know it's fresh and not the frozen Slovakian stuff that other restaurants use. The staff are great. Sometimes it takes a while for the food... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

This is such a popular address in Geneva...and for good reasons. Unparalleled service, delicious food (fondue, of course, but also the daily specials always refined and fresh). Cafe du Soleil is the perfect place to meet with friends, colleagues, family, the loved one. Lovely place and decoration make it easy to feel cozy and relaxed, for lunch or dinner. Been... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Delightful family run spot for an evening dinner on the patio. Historic setting, away from most of the hustle and bustle of commerce. Nothing fancy - reliable fondue at about 24 euros per person, along with cured sliced meats, salads, gazpacho, etc. in a friendly unpretentious atmosphere. Frequented by locals.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Don't really get the hype about this place. I am an expatriate myself so I guess I have the right to say the place caters for expatriates. Not that there is anything wrong with it but you'll get better fondue in a few other places, including bains de paquis and gruyerain. Otherwise, a decent place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?