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Cafe du Soleil

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” (482 reviews)
“bread” (59 reviews)
“salad” (90 reviews)
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French, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 1209, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

In my opinion very good Swiss fondue. In the middle of the Geneva diplomatic resident area. Home style food, always plenty of foreigners. Not a very long menu but enough to facilitate continuos visits

1  Thank Javier P
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant with great cachet, great terrace, great staff, great food. It's not the most obvious location compared with other more central places but bus number 3 is 20 yards away (petit saconnex stop) and Intercontinental hotel and bus stop (number 5)...More

2  Thank genevatopreviewer
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Cafe du Soleil is a not-so-hidden jewel in the International area of Geneva. An easy bus ride (just ~10 minutes from the Lakefront), which lands you less than a block from the Cafe. The fondue, steak and frites, and the bread are all delicious. The...More

1  Thank Chris E
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Make sure that you eat here if you want delicious fondue. However the inside of the restaurant feels very different than the terrace. I would recommend calling ahead and getting a table on the terrace which is quaint and relaxing. The desserts were also delicious...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 July 2016

After having been in Geneva for a week without fondue, we opted to celebrate our daughter's birthday at Cafe du Soleil. In her words aka my words "This is the BEST fondue EVER!" We made rezzies, thankfully, as the place was completely full by 7:45....More

1  Thank gobreck2016
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent place, excellent staff, excellent food! GO, GO, GO!! And whilst you there, get the cheese fondue of course, and you must try the meringue with a sauce of Creamy Gruyere as desert!!!

Thank Mersin-Roland
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Really good wine .. Good tapas , worth a visit and well laid out .. Good Thursday night after work venue , super helpful owner

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The food was good. The place however is small, so make sure to book a table if you are planning to visit on a weekend. A place to visit if you want good fondue.

Thank Fajer A
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, even without a reservation. We were lucky enough to snag an outside table for myself, my husband, and our toddler son. The waitress was lovely, brought out son markers to color, and was impressive throughout. The fondue was phenomenal! We also had the...More

Thank perry1217
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is an unmissable classic of French Swiss cuisine. The fondue, the malakoff, the mereingue with creme de gruyere are all just sumptuous,

Thank Noga T
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Javier C
5 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
14 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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