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Cafe du Soleil

#7 of 1,413 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
French, Swiss, European
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6, place du Petit-Saconnex, Geneva CH-1209, Switzerland
+41 22 733 34 17
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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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469 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,422 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant with great cachet, great terrace, great staff, great food. It's not the most obvious location compared with other more central places but bus number 3 is 20 yards away (petit saconnex stop) and Intercontinental hotel and bus stop (number 5) are both a 5 mn stroll away. Home feel + countryside feel (when sitting outside... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cafe du Soleil is a not-so-hidden jewel in the International area of Geneva. An easy bus ride (just ~10 minutes from the Lakefront), which lands you less than a block from the Cafe. The fondue, steak and frites, and the bread are all delicious. The wait staff are very accommodating and friendly. Most speak some English (we needed that) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure that you eat here if you want delicious fondue. However the inside of the restaurant feels very different than the terrace. I would recommend calling ahead and getting a table on the terrace which is quaint and relaxing. The desserts were also delicious we had a pair sorbet and the meringue.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After having been in Geneva for a week without fondue, we opted to celebrate our daughter's birthday at Cafe du Soleil. In her words aka my words "This is the BEST fondue EVER!" We made rezzies, thankfully, as the place was completely full by 7:45. Our waitress was incredibly helpful and informative and included a lit candle on our daughter's... More 

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Mersin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place, excellent staff, excellent food! GO, GO, GO!! And whilst you there, get the cheese fondue of course, and you must try the meringue with a sauce of Creamy Gruyere as desert!!!

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Thank Mersin-Roland
Panama Province, Panama
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good wine .. Good tapas , worth a visit and well laid out .. Good Thursday night after work venue , super helpful owner

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The place however is small, so make sure to book a table if you are planning to visit on a weekend. A place to visit if you want good fondue.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, even without a reservation. We were lucky enough to snag an outside table for myself, my husband, and our toddler son. The waitress was lovely, brought out son markers to color, and was impressive throughout. The fondue was phenomenal! We also had the steak with pepper sauce and ham/cheese omelette. Everything was great. Please try the meringue!

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Thank perry1217
Jerusalem, Israel
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an unmissable classic of French Swiss cuisine. The fondue, the malakoff, the mereingue with creme de gruyere are all just sumptuous,

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Thank Noga T
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit I was taken in by the hype of Fondue from Cafe Du Soleil but I was seriously disappointed. The menu was confusing for those trying fondue for the first time. I wasn't sure if I should order anything to dip in the fondue or if the fondue comes with it already. Getting the attention of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Swiss, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6, place du Petit-Saconnex, Geneva CH-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, 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?