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Cafe du Soleil

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$ - $$$
French, Swiss, European
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place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 1209, Switzerland
+41 22 733 34 17
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is amazing, with a cosy atmosphere, and friendly staff. The best fondue with bread to dip and tasty dried beef. I recommend for anyone visiting Geneva.

Thank Tamer S
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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235 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a Cosy restaurant with simple tables and chairs in a very Cosy environment. It is always full with locals and offers a great cheese fondue. Especially for groups this is a wonderful restaurant to go to when you are in Geneva!

Thank RuurdvanElburg
New Delhi, India
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a favourite with people who work or live in or around Petit Sacconex. The food, especially Swiss specialities like fondue and malakoff are excellent. But, in addition, the steaks are very good as are the salads. Prices are moderate by Geneva standards. Reservation is strongly recommended. Another advantage is that this restaurant is open during the weekend.

Thank indianguy
Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant has got a very simple and retro look with a great outdoor patio. The fondue is really great and the prices are very acceptable for GVA, we paid 23CHF per person for the fondue.

Thank pauweldesmedt
Coppet, Switzerland
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We predominantly visited cafe du soleil as my husband and his friend wanted great fondue. This little cafe is very bare and decor is minimal. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the service was faultless, really. The fondue did not disappoint! It was very delicious. I ordered steak with green pepper sauce and fries. The fries were great,... More 

Thank Mercini L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff and ambiance were very good. The atmosphere is as expected and we spent an amazing moment. However, the meat was a little bit overcooked and dry.

Thank Lio N
New Delhi, India
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172 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint little restaurant 300 plus years old. the Fondue is definitely out of this world. Service with a smile no doubt. Has some good outdoor sitting options which would be great during spring and summer.

Thank ashuc
Adriano D, Responsable relations clients at Cafe du Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Ashuc, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are glad that you enjoy our fondue so much and will be more than happy to have you again. Best regards, Adriano D. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very authentic experience with quality food. The service is also very reactive and friendly. It is not the first time I come here, more like the 4th. In summer they have a lovely terrace under a tree in a quiet street. In winter is also fun to be inside the traditional house and enjoy the fondue. I really recommend it... More 

Thank Julianvlee
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited when first moved to Geneva, ambiance is not nice, too little space. Food was not good. But probably because I found it too pricy first moved here.

Thank Cecil007E
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great traditional cafe. The food is good and hearty. The waiter dealt with our ever-expanding group with patience and good humour. We grew from 14 people to 22, so it got quite unmanageable..😉

Thank Shima I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Swiss, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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, 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?