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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really love the Café du Soleil. I have been countless times and have always enjoyed it. Le Café is run by a French family but is also very Swiss. It is famous for its fondue but I would particularly recommend the lunchtime menu... good value and usually inspired by seasonal ingredients. Reserve your table because it is always busy!... More 

Thank Sarah J
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with our daughter and three young grandchildren. Unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere. We all enjoyed the cheese fondue. Very cosmopolitan. Everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves. Very busy and popular - need to book a table in advance.

1 Thank David J
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience in this restaurant with savoyard specialties. The price was cheap comparing with other places nearby.

1 Thank João C
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited this restaurant on occasion for 20+ years I it was great being back recently and finding the quality of the food (especially the legendary fondue) as great as ever -- and the service still as brisk but excellent as ever. Not fancy or pretentious -- just very well done. In many ways a joy to see that they... More 

1 Thank still_trucking
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Café du soleil is one of the best 'café' doing cheese fondue in Geneva. Service is efficient. If you are looking for a confortable and cosy place : Avoid. Table and chairs are simple but 'Ambiance' is really good

1 Thank Jean-Yves B
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in with a group of friends for lunch. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. We sat at the upper level which is spacious and comfortable. Most of us had the "plat du jour" (today's special) which is steak with fries. It also came with soup and salad. It was a good deal for a reasonable price. The steak... More 

Thank Wookil
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice dinner in a humble decoration restaurant. Looks very simple. Many options but Fondue is worth to try. Leave some room for desert: creme brule or panacotta!

Thank Hans J
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cheese fondue is a must try! Make sure to have beer or wine with it, not water as it makes your stomach feel weird. Try the steak poivre as well! Make a reservation well in advance as the place gets packed!

1 Thank Swimmer777
Amman, Jordan
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic ambiance, a bit crowded, friendly service. Popular for cheese fondue. Price / quality is matching. Reservation is highly recommended.

Thank jafarelli
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the reviews says they have the best fondue in Geneva. I haven't tried fondue in other places but it is definitely awesome ! Very good fondue. And the malakofs are also very good but they are only served after 17:00pm Very good restaurant to go for dinner. It's same expensive aa the hole City.

1 Thank Emilio R

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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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 (around 400 years old), 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?