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Cafe du Soleil

6, place du Petit-Saconnex, Geneva CH-1209, Switzerland
022 733 34 17
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Ranked #17 of 1,058 restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Swiss
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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114 reviews 114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The cheese fondue was amazing. And they even had gluten free bread! The staff was so friendly and the people were mostly locals. This was my most favorite meal during my stay in Geneva. Don't leave without having the Meringue and Cream dessert :)

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Bucharest, Romania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Searching for the oldest restaurant in Geneva, we found as an answer the small "Cafe du Soleil". Further the restaurant was recommended by some of our friends, so we visited it it two consecutive days. It deserved the visits. The food was excellent. We had the best "fondue" I ever tasted with a house white wine that was a perfect... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The food was good, it was the first time I had fondue and it was interesting. The restaurant was very busy, especially for a Sun night, but we booked a day in advance and were fine. I'd recommend booking anywhere you go in Geneva, as it looks like it's quite busy all the time. The restaurant itself is quite rustic,... More

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SZ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Location is not very easy to access. It is located near a church. The idea way to get there is to take a Taxi. Strongly recommended to make a reservation. It is typical swiss cuisine. Must try the Formage Fondue (Cheese hot pot). Normally, local people serve it with dry meat, bread and pickle cucumber. Make sure to order pineapple... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This place is not in the city centre but well worth the bus ride or drive. Advisable to book in advance as it's very popular. Menu is varied and there is always something for everyone. Service is friendly and efficient. A lot of love and attention goes into the dishes prepared here. Whenever I am in Geneva I always try... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Cafe du Soleil is close to the UN offices and very popular, so get there early to be sure to get seated right away. The menu is varied and everything is delicious! The decor is charming, but it can get noisy when crowded with lunch-time customers.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been several times and have always eaten the "fondue" (traditional Swiss dish - melted cheese eaten with bread). The "fondue moitié-moitié" is excellent - in my opinion the best in Geneva. The restaurant is a bit dated but charming, good service and good atmosphere. I would recommend this place to foreign tourists who want to try cheese fondue.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My wife and I went here to get our fist fondue experience during our trip to Geneva. We were sat upstairs. After our meal, I watched the waiter and waitress take bread from each table after customers were done and place it in a large white plastic tub right near where they would place used plates and fondue pots. I... More

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Roskilde, Denmark
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

During a conference in Geneva I joined a large group for an evening fondue special at the Café du Soleil. It is easy to see why the restaurant gets a consistently high rating from guests. The food was good and despite large and noisy crowds - on a Tuesday evening - the waiters keep cool and the friendly. The surrounding... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The environment is rustic and charming inside. The staff friendly and nice. The good delicious & choices for all. Swiss typical mains. Fondue especially recommended. Leave space for the desserts. :)

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