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Cafe du Soleil

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place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 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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131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Have just dined at this wonderful local cafe near to the intercontinental - the food was fabulous, the hosts were very friendly and the atmosphere local and lively. I had a steak and frittes - cooked perfectly and my partner had the duck special which she is still raving about as well as drooling over the lemon tart - with... More 

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Sweden
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2015

We braved the rainy weather to visit this restaurant after reading about it on Trip Advisor! It was well worth it and we left very satisfied. It was quite busy, being a Sunday evening, but we got a table upstairs. Of course we had to try the fondue, and it had to be one of the most delicious meals we... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very friendly service. Good "plat du jour". We tested their cherries. I can only recommend... but only one portion if you drive the car...

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Thank Vincent K
Greenville, South Carolina
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2015

While in Geneva on business, five of us went to Cafe du Soleil after recommendations from resident colleagues. Though a bit cramped (outside is likely much nicer when weather is warmer), the food & friendly wait staff more than made up for the somewhat drab / tired interior. Excellent fondue, fresh salads and tasty desserts. Highly recommended!

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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Very good steak with pepper sauce, Typical delicious Swiss steak. Very simple menu with variety between salads, steak and Fondue. The best thing about it is that it's open between 3-6 pm every day

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359 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husband and I dined here on the last night of our honeymoon while staying nearby at the Intercontinental. I believe the hotel made the Sunday evening reservation for us. My husband started to get sick earlier that day (we’d been in Morocco, so perhaps it was Marrakesh’s Revenge?) and by the time dinner rolled around, I was the only... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 25, 2015

When entering the place seemed kind of shabby. However it turned out to be simple charm. The staff was quick and helpfull. When we asked about getting a taxi they immediately called one and warned us when it arrived.

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Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The people were very friendly and the service was good, excellent food and reasonably priced. Would definitely go again!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Ask for a table in the Cave - very cosy! Great fondue and great selection of Swiss wines. Second fondue in a couple of days but was if anything better.

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Thank HampshireJetset
Switzerland
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2015

Traditional Swiss fondue, served with genuine care and desire for us to enjoy our meal. Our waiter recommended everything, and he was spot on with both variety and quantity. We plan to revisit often.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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: place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 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 (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?