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“Good location, bad service and food”
Review of La Clemence

La Clemence
Ranked #206 of 1,818 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: French, Cafe
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Bourg-de-Four
Description: Located in the Old Town's center, La Clémence is one of the oldest bar in Geneva. Our beautiful terrace receive you every day for a coffee or a refreshing cocktails with friends. We also serve little snacks if you are hungry (croque-monsieur, chocolate fondant or even croissant in the mornings).
Reviewed December 17, 2012

La Clemence is best known for it's great location, at the top of old town. It is great to sit and quench your thirst and catch some sun on a nice sunny day. However the service is HORRIBLE and the food is 'meh'.

We were a group of 6 people, that decided to sit down at La Clemence and have a drink/snack and continue our journey through old town. One of us ended up not getting anything and they told us EVERYONE must consume if not we can't sit there (the place was 35% full). The place is pricey, the service is awful and when that one person finally decided to have some tea and asked for a glass of water too, they said that you must consume more than a drink to have a glass of water (from the tap, for free).

I was flabbergasted at the staff's terrible attitude and their illogical policy. I wish i could compensate this bad review with something positive, but even the food was bad and the coffee tasted like dishwater.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

The place is very nice because It'a located in a small quite square in the old city. When the weather is fine it's enjoyable to sit outside and have something to drink. It's very crowded and plenty of young people chilling out and chatting.
Prices in the average.

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Thank Annet_Rome
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

La Clémence is THE place where every generation of College & High-school students gather every evening on the terrace, specially during summertime. During the day, the place is perfect for a coffee, or a beer.
Everyone living in Geneva spent many evening here, in group. If you want to feel geneva's youth, get there.
It often overcrowded, but this is also La Clémence, a run for a free table!

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Thank Guillaume B
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

The place is located in the excellent spot in the old town. The terrace is really nice and offers a good moment to relax in winter and summer. The place targets both locals and tourists so everyone can enjoy the mix.

Thank GVA_lmb
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Reviewed July 5, 2010

This hardly qualifies as a restaurant unless you are maybe a backpacker. However, as a place to sit outside in summer watching the world go by right in the middle of Geneva Old Town, it is unsurpassed. Whether you have a coffee and croissant (whilst fighting off the cheeky sparrows) or a tasty aperitif you can't fail to be impressed by the ambiance of the place with its surrounding medieval buildings in what is probably the oldest inhabited part of Geneva.

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Thank VanHelsing007
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