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Cafe du Soleil

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place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 1209, Switzerland
+41 22 733 34 17
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While this restaurant is really famous for its Swiss traditional cheese fondue, it also has a lot to offer for those who prefer to eat something else. There are great salads and a variety of traditional dishes including excellent steaks. Beyond the à la carte choice, there is also a daily special menu, consisting of a salad, a honest soup... More 

1 Thank Roger B
Geneva, Switzerland
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329 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to eat a typical Swiss dish it is really a nice restaurant. It's not centrally placed but easily reached from the center of Geneva by bus. The staff is very good and quick and food was really good too.

1 Thank Paulina_Bali
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Geneva for a conference last week and everyone kept recommending this place. My colleague and I stopped in around 5 pm on Friday. Since we were early, we were able to get a table without a reservation. The atmosphere was casual and comfortable. We had swiss wine, salad, charcuterie, and fondue. Let's just say not a drop... More 

1 Thank TravelingSK
Adriano D, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe du Soleil, responded to this review

Dear TravelingSK, Thank you very much for coming at Café du Soleil and leaving this lovely comment. For the record, the crispy cheese at the bottom is called "La Religieuse" and we are more than happy to scrap it for you, do not hesitate to ask. We hope to see you on your next trip to Geneva and wish you... More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fabulous service excellent menu fresh and season dishes. Love this place. You must however like fondue smell. Anyhow fondue is also great . This place survive time and trends. Great place

1 Thank Elisabeth W
Geneva, Switzerland
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106 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favourite joints but had not been back in a long time. A nice neighbourhood café/restaurant which has its own reputation and clientèle. The food is varied and very good. You can have a good fondue, a platform du jour for lunch. But my favourite is Malakoff, a kind of cheeseball and their Gruyère cream with meringue is... More 

1 Thank kiranm450
Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place with hearty, traditional Swiss food. It's a great alternative to the more touristy Bains de Paquis and the Fondue is better as well.

1 Thank dswedenm
Amman, Jordan
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there to have cheese fondue. It was very good. The staff were friendly. The place was crowded, and most tables were reserved. It has a good taste of Geneva for sure.

1 Thank Wathiq H
Oslo, Norway
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Claims to have the best Fondue in Switzerland, am not the one to judge that competition but it was certainly good. Typical local restaurant that could do with a bit of a interior makeover and improved ambiance (town down the lights). Worth a visit

1 Thank EKnive
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's all about the fondue. Although in summertime their lentil, strawberry and blue cheese salad is pretty spectacular too. But really, fondue. With fondant wine. I returned recently after a break of many years and pretty much nothing had changed. Which in this case is a good thing. Delicious. You can hear your arteries closing over, but it tastes so... More 

1 Thank CarolineL147
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

It was a very good fondue. Place is a typical Swiss fondue place, not a nice place but the fondue is very good. If you are looking for taste an excellent fondue without taking care a fashion, glamour place, go there. Reservation... you must do, native people full the place. Service people are friendly the owner too.

1 Thank Rogerio L
Adriano D, Responsable relations clients at Cafe du Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Rogerio L., Thank you very much for your lovely comment. Our team work hard to keep quality of food and service high and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Regarding the place, we try to keep the appeal of this 400 years old place by not changing it. We look forward to see you soon and... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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 (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?
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