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Cafe Contemporain

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French, Grill, Bistro, Fondue
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avenue des Cavaliers 5, Chene-Bougeries 1224, Switzerland
+41 22 348 19 47
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9:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A hidden gem in Chene-Bougeries

The Café Contemporain can be hard to find. It is located on the ground floor of a big housing complex in the middle of Chene-Bougeries, near the Cologny tennis club. It is small and often quite packed but never overflowing. There is a nice terrace in the summer. The food is very good, with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Café Contemporain can be hard to find. It is located on the ground floor of a big housing complex in the middle of Chene-Bougeries, near the Cologny tennis club. It is small and often quite packed but never overflowing. There is a nice terrace in the summer. The food is very good, with a diverse selection of dishes of... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Nice interior and friendly welcoming staff. However, the menu is vastly overpriced in comparison to the portions served. A Pato Frito starter(Thai, but the same as you can buy in the supermarket) came in at 17 chf but consisted of one mini spring roll, a single fried prawn and a small brochette with salad. Main course for me was a... More 

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Christophe W, Gérant at Cafe Contemporain, responded to this review

Good evening, Thank you first of all to express us your opinion further to your coming in our establishment. I am amazed at your comment on our Thai frito because it is the dish which our accustomed customers command regularly. Our beef is raised to Choulex, it is our exclusivity. We buy the whole animal which benefits from the label... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Friendly staff and nice interior but a real rip-off. I had pato frito for starter which was a mini spring roll, one fried prawn and a brochette for 17chf! By far the smallest portion I've ever seen and it was just the stuff you can buy yourself in the frozen food section. Main course of entrecote was again underwhelming, chewy... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a local restaurant outside the city centre of Geneva, set in an apartment complex. However the interior is very classy and has apparently been styled on some restaurants in New York. The owner is the waiter - night and day - and service is friendly and efficient. Food is very good, prices are reasonable (by Swiss standards), and... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Contemporain

Address: avenue des Cavaliers 5, Chene-Bougeries 1224, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 348 19 47
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Chene-Bougeries
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 63
Cuisine: French, Grill, Bistro, Fondue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: avenue des Cavaliers 5, Chene-Bougeries 1224, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Chene-Bougeries
  • Phone Number: +41 22 348 19 47

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 63
  • Cuisine: French, Grill, Bistro, Fondue
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?