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“Poor service, very average meal” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien
Boulevard Georges Favon 32, Geneva 1205, Switzerland (Coulouvreniere Rois)
0227818190
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Ranked #733 of 1,256 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $11 - $17
Cuisines: Belgian, Organic, Sandwiches, Bakeries
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Neighborhood: Coulouvreniere Rois
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Poor service, very average meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I last went to the pain qutidien in geneva a few years ago, and remember leaving the restaurant very disappointed with the service and quality. I went there again recently and had the same impression. It feels like they employ students who stay a very short time and dont learn how to work in a restaurant. Very poor service and the food was really not that good. Nothing to do with the restaurants from this franchise i knew some years ago!

Visited April 2014
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Terrible Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The food is quite good and is bio, which is why we come here. However service is poor and it is not child friendly. There are better places for families where your custom is appreciated. Single friends similarly complain about the poor service

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Athens, Greece
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“What a nice place to start your day!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went there at 12.00am and the place was full of young people and people having their brunch there!The atmosphere is really nice very warm and offers many housemade products(They actually produce marmelades and other products and sell them too).It is a nice choice for a cup of coffee although the coffee is not the best but you can have a brunch there with 1 croissant bread(4 slices medium) juice and a coffee in the price of 16-18 euro..We thought it was a bit overpriced but we liked the environment there so we had a brunch there for once!There are actually 3 of this type in Geneva...

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Cosy place for good lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

When I moved to Geneva I noticed Le Pain Quotidien: it looked like a cosy local cafe restaurant. Then I discovered LPQ is a US chain...

The quality of the food is good. Healthy vegetables, great salads, open sandwiches, deserts, homemade ice tea, lemonade. And even with my gluten free diet I always find something wonderful on the menu.

Prices are "Geneva style". For a quick lunch with my young daughter, I never spend less than CHF 50. That includes two main dishes/salads and two drinks.

Service is friendly/professional but not homey. Slightly impersonal. It would be nice if a touch a personal attention was added.

I recommend the place for breakfast or lunch. They also sell great granola and belgian chocolate and chocolate spreads. Small terrace in the Summer

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Awful coffee & terrible noise from machines”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Have been a regular diner at Pain Quotidien in Champel for years, but will not go back after today. Have finally given up trying to shout to be heard with friends over the very noisy coffee machine and the bread-slicing machine. What a racket! Coffee has always been pretty awful, but it used to be an efficient, nice place to eat even with the noise. However, the service has become really casual and even off-hand, so don't plan to return.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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