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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We walked about 30-40 minutes to get to this restaurant from the lake edge, but the walk was worth it. (After all the delicious food, we taxied back to the hotel!) While there was an nice outdoor garden part of the restaurant, we were seated inside upstairs. The restaurant felt like a nice local restaurant. Nothing flash, but welcoming. The... More 

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San Diego
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

It's about a 25 CHF cab ride each way from the city centre to Cafe du Soleil, but the fondue is amazing! Traditional Swiss setting, great cured meats and pickled items, and just killer fondue! The service is not the best, but we expected that going in from other reviews. Once you get everything you need at your table, it's... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I found it by chance. Full of locals, nice garden and terrace. Welcoming and calm atmosphere like a neighborhood restaurant. I had a Fondue which was excellent.

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Thank Itay R
Fife, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

this place was jammed packed when we arrived, mind you we were a group of 16 and we were received with a smile. the place is small and divided in three areas, an upper floor, a ground floor and an outside that if you don't smoke you shall avoid (swiss are so heavy smokers!) although is lovely they are fantastic,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I had a mixed salad and the entry was the sirloin steak. The atmosphere is cozy with plenty of locals mixed with tourists. The service is very good and the food was well prepared.

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Thank James L
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

总体感觉很一般啊。芝士火锅太咸了啊,作为中国人很难接受,我是不会再吃第二次了。牛排还不错。价格稍贵。打车到这里需要20欧元,从火车站。the fondue is kind of too salty. May be fondue is supposed to be lol that but I would not recommend it. The steak is good. A bit pricy overall. The location is a bit difficult to find, it costs 20eur to get here by taxi from the train station.

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We went to try the fondue, and it is good, tho not very big. For two people, you may need to ask some starters, as the fondue for 2 will not be big enough as a main and only dish.

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A heaping plate of bread. A pot of simmering fondue. Perfect close to a great day. Though it was not busy reservations are recommended and if you don't mind a little Gallic/Swiss jousting over tables in regards to where you want to sit and where the wait staff want you to sit Cafe du Soleil is well worth visiting. Ordered... More 

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Thank Eric E
Geneva, Switzerland
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We booked a table for 5 people to eat the fondue because this place is often full and without reservation it could be impossible to eat there. However, even if this place is know as one of the best restaurant in Geneva serving fondue and it is always crowded, it's not that special. The fondue is just ok, better than... More 

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London
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156 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Popped in here during a one night stopover in Geneva, whilst staying at an airport hotel. Fondue was very good, penne pasta also got good feedback. It's not flashy, more on the casual, traditional side of things. But clearly VERY well patronised by the locals. And I can see why, if I lived nearby I'd come here quite frequently.

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?